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EMBO Workshop

Dynamics of living systems

25 – 29 September 2017 | Cargèse, France

  • Registration Deadline
  • 31 August 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 August 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 7 September 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 August 2017

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About the Workshop

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Living systems are intrinsically dynamic as they develop, renew their components, adapt to their physiological environment. This is illustrated for instance in the development of embryos and organs. Understanding biological complexity is one of the most significant challenges for the future. It will impact both basic research and medicine, since diseases emerge from anomalies in the organization and dynamics of living systems. This EMBO workshop aims at bringing together biologists and physicists working on different aspects of biochemical and mechanical signaling. We wish to foster interdisciplinary interactions between scientists focusing on the organization and dynamics of living systems from the molecular to the cellular and tissue scales.

The EMBO workshop will cover various topics: mechanics, cell motility, polarity and cell organization, morphogenesis and growth.





This is a draft Programme schedule



  • Registration Deadline
  • 31 August 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 August 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 7 September 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 August 2017



Registration includes:

  • Meals (breakfasts, lunch and dinners)
  • Coffee breaks
  • Housing
  • Administrative support
  • Shuttle from Ajaccio to Cargèse organized by the IESC
  • Excursion


Selected applicants will be notified by e-mail (4 june 2017) and will be invited to pay registration fees online (by credit card only) using a specific link.

Final registration will be validated once payment is received.

Selection criteria

  • excellence of the research
  • research interest (close to the topics of the workshop)
  • gender balance
  • junior scientists (PhD students, post doc and young researchers) are encouraged to register

Abstract guidelines

Length: 150 words maximum (publications not included)

Content: research domain; technics used; current research

2 publications from the affiliation lab

Poster specifications

Size: 135 X 90 cm (portrait format)

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.



Magali Michaud





IESC (Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse)



Tel: +33 (0)4 95 26 80 40

Fax +33 (0)4 95 26 80 45


The Institute housing facilities on site include 26 double rooms. Three rooms are fully accessible to persons with reduced mobility.

Participants are also housed in the village of Cargèse, in studios to 4 bedrooms apartments.


Cargèse is located on the west coast of Corsica. The closest airport and harbor are located in Ajaccio. Other itineraries are possible but please be aware of the scarceness of public transportation in Corsica. Driving through Corsica is scenic but can take a long time.

Travel information:

Average driving times from main towns/airports: Ajaccio - Cargèse : 45 min; Calvi - Cargèse: 2h30; Bastia - Cargèse: 3h30

About the Area

A 20 minutes walk is required to reach the Institute from the village, it is therefore necessary to provide proper footwear and a flashlight for night returns.

A shuttle will be organized daily with the organising committee.

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