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EMBO Workshop


17 – 21 November 2017 | Ericeira, Portugal

  • Registration Deadline
  • 06 August 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 06 August 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 August 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 September 2017

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About the Workshop

Proteostasis, the portmanteau of the words protein and homeostasis, refers to the biological mechanisms controlling the biogenesis, folding, trafficking and degradation of proteins in cells. Proteostasis imbalances may lead to the accumulation of misfolded proteins, or excessive protein degradation, and is associated with many human diseases. A wide variety of research approaches are used to identify the mechanisms that regulate proteostasis, typically involving different model organisms (yeast, invertebrates or mammalian systems) and different methodologies (genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, organismal biology). The main goal of this EMBO workshop is to unite expertise from these different disciplines to discuss recent developments in the field. The sessions will cover 1) protein folding, chaperones and quality control, 2) regulation of proteostasis, 3) ER associated protein degradation, 4) ubiquitination and aging and 5) proteostasis in inflammation, neurodegenerative and other disorders.

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
  • 06 August 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 06 August 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 August 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 September 2017



Registration includes:

  • Participation in sessions
  • Conference material
  • Coffee breaks
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 dinners


With notification of acceptance payment information will be provided.

Selection criteria

  • Scientific excellence of the participant
  • Relevance to the theme and objectives of the workshop
  • Balance of gender, young/established investigators, EU/outside EU investigators

Abstract guidelines

Abstract maximum length is 200 words.

Poster guidelines

A0 size - Width x Height - 841 x 1189 mm


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.



Pedro Domingos

Anna Fejfer

Phone: +351 214464698




Hotel Vila Galé Ericeira

Largo dos Navegantes

2655-320 Ericeira, Portugal

GPS N38º 57' 37.29' - W9º 25' 03.58'


All participants in the workshop will be accommodated in Hotel Vila Galé Ericeira in single rooms or shared double rooms with private bathrooms. Rates are in € (Euro) per night on bed and breakfast basis.

Single Room € 64

Double Room (2 persons) € 76

Per Person Sharing a Double Room € 38

Room reservations should be done directly with the hotel (, mentioning “EMBO Proteostasis workshop”.

The number of single rooms is limited. If reserving a shared room, please advise with whom you will be sharing the room. Otherwise, please inform of your gender and age.


The Hotel Vila Galé Ericeira is located 40 minutes by car or public transportation from Lisbon International airport. Ericeira is located by the Atlantic Ocean and is an old and historical small fishing village.

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