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EMBO Workshop

Thiol oxidation in toxicity and signalling

17 – 21 September 2017 | Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain

  • Registration Deadline
  • 16 June 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 16 June 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 30 June 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 24 July 2017

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About the Workshop

In recent years increasing interest has focused on understanding how mild fluctuations of reactive oxygen species, such as those occurring after metabolic shifts, developmental events, immunological responses or genetic disorders, can modulate signaling cascades. Thiols in proteins and their homeostatic reversible oxidation/reduction have emerged as the driving force of many physiological processes and the cause of many pathological phenomena. This EMBO Workshop aims at bringing together scientists from different disciplines and models to move the field of cysteine-mediated events forward, and to open up new avenues of research on thiol chemistry and oxidative stress-mediated signaling.

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
  • 16 June 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 16 June 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 30 June 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 24 July 2017


  • Academic (twin room) EUR 450
  • Academic (single room) EUR 530
  • Industry (single room) EUR 700

Registration includes:

  • Housing on site
  • All meals
  • Gala dinner
  • Airport transfers on first and last conference day
  • Coffee breaks


Once the applications have been evaluated by the Organizing Committee, we will send you an email confirming their acceptance and details to formalize the payment.

Selection criteria

The organizing committee will select individual participants based on the following criteria:

  • Scientific content of the abstract; outstanding poster abstracts will be selected for short oral presentations.
  • Number of participants from the same lab.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words in length and include 3-5 references.

A number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentation (please indicate preference for oral or poster presentation).

Poster specifications

Poster Board spaces allow for A0 format (1189 x 841 mm).

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants who are selected to attend this event. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.

Applicants should send a motivation letter and their CV by email (






Hotel Eden Roc,
17220 Sant Feliu de Guixols,
Girona, Spain

Tel: 00 34 (972) 32 01 00
Fax: 00 34 (972) 82 17 05


The hotel has 80 double rooms with balcony and a sea view, fully equipped bathroom, direct dial telephone, TV-Sat, minibar, safety deposit box and 40 standard double rooms with balcony, fully equipped bathroom, TV-Sat and direct dial telephone.

The Hotel Eden Roc is located 120km northeast of Barcelona at the Costa Brava, the beautiful coast of the Mediterranean sea, about 1km from Sant Feliu de Guíxols in an unrivalled and peaceful peninsula.
The transparent Mediterranean sea touches 360m of coastline surrounding the hotel and the weather is pleasant all year round. In the summer the sea breeze prevents the thermometer exceeding 30 celsius.


By plane
There are daily flights from all International airports to Barcelona (at 120km). A nearer airport is Girona (at 30km).
Shuttle buses from/to Barcelona and Girona airports to/from the venue (Hotel Eden Roc) will be organized. Please indicate your preference (bus from Barcelona or Girona airports) by sending an email to

Participants, who cannot, for whatever reason, take one of the shuttle buses from the airport are advised to take a bus or taxi to Estación del Norte (the bus departure station in the city centre of Barcelona). From Estación del Norte take a bus from the Sarfa company to Sant Feliu de Guixols. Please be aware that taxis from the airport to St. Feliu are expensive.

Shuttle buses for arrival, September 17th:
There will be 2 buses leaving Barcelona International Airport going to Sant Feliu and 1-2 buses leaving Girona Airport going to Sant Feliu. The schedules of the buses will be announced shortly.

Shuttle buses for departure September 21th:
There will be buses departing after breakfast towards Barcelona and Girona airports. The buses will depart at 9:00am (estimated arrival Barcelona Airport around 11:30).

By Car
From Barcelona take exit Nº 9 on the motorway A-7. From France take exit Nº 7.

By train
The nearest train station is in Girona (at 30km.). A taxi from the train station to St Feliu costs approx. 35 Euros.

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