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EMBO Conference

Ubiquitin and SUMO: From molecular mechanisms to system-wide responses

15 – 19 September 2017 | Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Travel Grant Submission
  • 01 May 2017 (notification 15/05/2017)
  • Abstract Submission for Short Talk
  • 01 June 2017 (notification 15/06/2017)
  • Abstract Submission for Poster
  • 01 July 2017
  • Registration
  • 01 July 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 01 August 2017

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About the Conference

Post-translational modification of proteins with ubiquitin and ubiquitin related modifiers such as SUMO is one of the most commonly used regulatory mechanisms in cells. The purpose of this conference is to accelerate education and understanding of ubiquitin, SUMO and other Ubls at molecular, cellular and organismal levels and thus facilitate discovery as well as medical or biotechnological translation.

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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.







  • Travel Grant Submission
  • 01 May 2017 (notification 15/05/2017)
  • Abstract Submission for Short Talk
  • 01 June 2017 (notification 15/06/2017)
  • Abstract Submission for Poster
  • 01 July 2017
  • Registration
  • 01 July 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 01 August 2017



Registration includes:

  • Access to all sessions
  • All conference material
  • Welcome buffet
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and finger food during poster session
  • Excursion (dinner not included)
  • Farewell dinner
  • Organized transport from and to the airport on 15th and 19th (if registered on time)

Excluding accommodation


Details will be provided upon acceptance of participation.

Selection criteria

Participants will be selected based on their scientific impact on the conference. It is therefore expected that all participants submit an abstract or, if no poster or short talk is to be presented, a CV/affiliation (principal investigators) and a motivation letter (students/post-docs), respectively.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts must be a maximum of 3000 characters.

You can edit your abstract and other submission details at any time before the deadline. Selection of participants will be based on abstracts.

Short Talks

Several participants will be selected for short talks from abstracts submitted within the registration deadline.

Poster specifications

Dimensions of the poster boards are 0.95 m (width) by 1.35 m (height).

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants, especially PhD students and early career postdocs, located in countries in need of scientific strengthening. Priority is given to participants working in laboratories from: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey.

In addition, a limited number of travel grants are available for participants working in laboratories in India, Singapore and Taiwan. Travel grants will be awarded towards economy travel costs. Visa costs, accommodation and subsistence will not be covered by these funds.

If you wish to apply for a travel grant, please contact the organizer directly by e-mailing:

Terms and conditions of registration

Notification of cancellation should be made in writing and sent to the conference organizers:

Cancellation before 1th of July 2017: the registration fee will be refunded excluding €50 administration fee.

Cancellation after 1th July 2017: a refund of the registration fee will not be possible.

Please note that the organizers shall not be responsible for, and shall be exempt from any and all liability in respect of any damage, injury or accident of any person or for loss or damage to his or her luggage or any other property.



This EMBO Conference is being held at the beautiful five-star Hotel Croatia Cavtat, which is situated across the bay from the historic walls of Dubrovnik on a peninsula overlooking the Adriatic Sea.


Frankopanska 10,

20210 Cavtat-Dubrovnik

20000 Dubrovnik

Tel: +385 20 475 555 or 478 055

Fax: +385 20 478213




Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and has to be organized by the participants.

Participants are offered special rates for rooms at the Hotel Croatia Cavtat for the duration of the meeting. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel using the downloadable registration form, below. You can chose to share a room with an other conference participant, whom you indicate or who will be assigned. Each reservation must be guaranteed by credit card.

Room contingent is limited and provided on a first-come-first-serve basis.

A wide choice of other accommodations reachable by foot from the conference venue can be found, e.g., on if ‘Cavtat’ is searched. Please note that the hotels/agencies named are just a selection of many which can be found in the Cavtat region and the organizers cannot be held responsible for availability and/or level of service. If you are planning to stay in Cavtat directly, it is recommended to reserve accommodation as soon as possible as this is also a popular holiday region.


Hotel Croatia Cavtat is only 8 km from Dubrovnik International Airport. A shuttle bus with specified departure times will be available for transport on 15th and 19th of September. Detailed information will be sent to participants after the registration deadline. Non-scheduled transportation will be at your own expense.

Dubrovnik can be reached by air: Dubrovnik Airport /DBV, by sea (e.g. from Bari or Split) and by car. All hotel guests have complimentary access to the hotel’s private parking (no need to reserve).

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