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EMBO Workshop

Evolution in the time of genome architecture

13 – 15 September 2017 | Naples, Italy

  • Registration Deadline
  • 21 August 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 July 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 25 August 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 01 September 2017

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About the Workshop

During the last few years, a breakthrough has taken place in our understanding of chromatin structure at interphase. Not only a system of chromatin loops and boundaries was found to be generally present at interphase in metazoans, but a strong evolutionary conservation of the system was observed. Moreover: 1) correlations were found between features of the 3D structure of interphase chromatin and the compositional (isochore) landscapes of the genome; and 2) topological chromatin changes were shown to cause deleterious changes in gene expression.

The main theme of the EMBO Workshop on “Evolution in the Time of Genome Architecture” will concern the impact of these observations on investigations in genome evolution. The general idea of the Workshop is to have the interaction of both researchers interested in chromatin architecture and its influence on gene regulation and researchers involved in genome evolution. We have consulted on this subject the people listed below as confirmed speakers (a mix of established investigators, with the right proportion of female speakers, plus 10-15 younger researchers selected from the participants). Not only the invited speakers sent us an enthusiastic support for the new EMBO activity in evolution, but also expressed a strong interest in participating in this Workshop.

About EMBO Courses and Workshops

EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).

Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 21 August 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 July 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 25 August 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 01 September 2017



Registration includes:

  • Abstract book
  • Lunch and coffee breaks


Money transfer to:

ISME (International Society for Molecular Evolution):

30003 03600 00050125722 69

Selection criteria

Participants will be asked to submit a summary of their scientific background when applying to the Workshop. This will be taken into account when selecting participants.

Abstract guidelines

Length: up to 250 words

Poster specifications

1 X 1.5 m

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.



Giorgio Bernardi


Phone: +39 335405892




Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

Villa Comunale


80121, Italy

Tel.+39 081 5833111



A number of hotels and B&B are available within walking distance in the Chiaia area.


From airport: autobus or taxi

From Train station (Napoli Centrale): taxi or metro (Piazza Amedeo stop).

About the Area

The Stazione is within the Villa Comunale, facing the Gulf of Naples. A number of restaurants and cafes are in the close neighbor.

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