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EMBO Workshop

Mitochondrial quality control

02 – 05 July 2017 | Xi'an, China

  • Registration Deadline
  • 12 June 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 12 June 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 June 2017

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About the Workshop

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Mitochondria are essential organelles for many fundamental cellular processes, including energy production, fatty acid â-oxidation, metabolite synthesis, iron and calcium homeostasis, and programmed cell death. Mitochondrial activities decline with the progression of aging and a dysfunction of mitochondria is associated with many prevalent diseases, such as metabolic disorders, cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. It is therefore of pivotal importance for the maintenance of cell function, tissue homeostasis and organismal survival to monitor the functional status of mitochondria and ensure removal of damaged mitochondria.

Mitochondrial quality control and the surveillance of the functionality of mitochondria occur at the level of individual proteins, at a sub-organellar or organellar level and at a cellular level. These processes are intimately linked to the dynamic behavior of mitochondria, which undergo cycles of fusion and fission and communicate in multiple ways with their cellular environment. How these processes are orchestrated and how mitochondrial events are integrated with other cellular activities and cell fate determinations became a major focus of mitochondrial and biomedical research.

The upcoming EMBO Workshop thus covers the following exciting topics including mitophagy, Ubiquitin and mitochondrial quality control; Mitochondrial proteases and stress responses; Mitochondrial biogenesis; Mitochondrial dynamics, quality control and disease. Understanding the molecular regulation of mitochondrial quality control will undoubtedly broaden our knowledge of the pathogenesis of aging-related diseases and provide alternative therapeutic opportunities.

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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
  • 12 June 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 12 June 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 June 2017


  • ACADEMIC EUR 450 (3300 RMB)
  • INDUSTRY EUR 1000 (7500 RMB)

Registration includes:

  • Lunches and dinners during the conference
  • Coffee break
  • Welcome reception
  • Banquet
  • Conference satchel complete with Conference Program Book


For international participants only:

Wire transfer

Beneficiary: CICCST

Beneficiary Bank: Bank of China, Head Office

Account No.: 778350014159

Swift Code: BKCHCNBJ

Address: 1 Fuxingmen Nei Dajie, Beijing 100818, China

* Please do write “EMBO2016” and the participant's name in the place of “Message”.

After finishing the wire transfer, please send an email to Ms. Yu Shen ( with the attachment of your bank remittance.

Payment with a credit card

Please download and fill this form.

Registration fee and hotel fee for Chinese participants , please click the link below:

After finishing the wire transfer, please send an email to Ms. Wenli Xu ( with the attachment of your bank remittance.

Travel Grant

The scientific committee will choose 10 travel awards to students or postdocs from the submitted abstracts based on their scientific merits.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should describe unpublished material limited to 350 words max. including references, and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Please indicate if you wish to present a short talk. Abstracts will be selected on the basis of relevance to the conference topic and on scientific merit. The status of your submission (talk/poster) will be posted as soon as the decisions have been made by the organizers.

Poster specifications

Standard poster board: 120cm height * 90cm width

Additional information

Students and postdocs can share a room.



Dr. Yushan Zhu ( abstract and scientific issues )


Yu Shen ( registration, visa and payment for non-Chinese participants )


Wenli Xu ( registration and payment for Chinese participants )


Miss Li Cui ( local transportation and tours )





Nanyang Hotel

1# XingQing South Rd, 710048 Xi’an


Tel: +86-29-87665566



Hotel information can be viewed through

Free WiFi is available in the hotel room


There are a number of direct International flights to Xi’an Xianyang international airport from major European cities (Paris, Helsinki, Moscow etc.), from north America (San Francisco, etc.) and from Asia (Tokyo, Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Busan, Bangkok, Seoul, etc).

There are many international flights to Xi’an Xianyang international airport via Beijing, Shanghai or Hong Kong etc. There will be 40-90 minutes long drive from Xi’an Xianyang international airport to Nanyang Hotel by Taxi depending on the traffic.

There are fast trains from Beijing or Shanghai and other major cities in China to Xi’an. There will be 60mins drive from train station to Nanyang Hotel

About the Area

The hotel is close to the old city wall where the participants can have a walk or rent a bike to have a ride on the wall. It is also close to the city center or the Dayan Tower, one of the major tourist attractions.

It takes one hour to drive to Terracotta Warriors Museum, two hours to drive to Huashan Mountain, which is one of the most beautiful mountains in China. There is a fast train to Huashan Mountain, which takes approximately 30 minutes.

Guided Tours

One day guided tours are available for participants, for more information about the places and different tours in Xi'an please click here.

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