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EMBO Workshop

Cellular signalling and cancer therapy

14 – 18 September 2018 | Cavtat, Croatia

  • Registration Deadline
  • 30 June 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 June 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 02 July 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 July 2018

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About the Workshop

This workshop is the third in a series of EMBO meetings and represents the continuation of the signal transduction Dubrovnik meetings which started in 1998 and held every two years in the same venue, the beautiful Hotel Croatia in Cavtat, close to the town of Dubrovnik. In 2018 we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of this meeting, which has meanwhile grown into one of the most prestigious conferences on signal transduction with up to 300 participants from all over the world.

The focus of this EMBO Workshop will be on the challenges that cancer evolution and the complex tumor-stroma interactions pose to modern cancer treatments.

The program contains the following main subjects:

  • Signaling mechanisms in cancer
  • Genomic integrity and cancer
  • Cancer stem cells
  • Tumor-stroma interactions
  • Cancer evolution and tumor heterogeneity
  • Cancer therapy

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
  • 30 June 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 June 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 02 July 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 July 2018



Registration includes:

  • Access to all sessions
  • All conference materials
  • Welcome buffet
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and finger food during poster sessions
  • Organized transport to and from the airport on 14 and 18 September 2018 (upon timely submitted travel schedules)
  • Excursion on 16 September 2018 (dinner not included)

Students and postdocs can apply for a contribution to accommodation costs (limited number of rooms available). Selected candidates will be notified in their letter of acceptance.


Payment details will be provided upon acceptance of participation. All payments should be made by credit cards.

Selection criteria

Registration for the conference requires submitting the registration form and a scientific abstract or motivation letter. Only timely submitted abstracts will be considered for oral presentation and will be included in the abstract book. Registration will be considered on the basis of scientific quality of the abstract and career stage. If no abstract is submitted, acceptance will be considered on the basis of a motivation letter. Selection will be based on the submitted abstract.

The organizing committee will send you a notification of your acceptance to the conference and/or selection for oral presentations by 02 July, 2018. This e-mail will also include payment details.

Please note that your registration will only be confirmed after it has been accepted by the selection committee based on your abstract or motivation letter and timely payment of the conference fee.

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. 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.

Additional information

Participants have to organize their accommodation by themselves.

Room sharing is possible for students and postdocs applying for travel grant (contribution for accommodation).

Regarding general information about Visa requirements please check this website for a list of countries for which visa is required. Please note that it takes several weeks to obtain a visa, so please apply on time.



Inga Ilonyte and Rainer Zenz


Phone: +43 (0)1 40160-57502 and +43 (0)1 40160-57508




Hotel Croatia Cavtat

Frankopanska 10, 20210 Cavtat-Dubrovnik

20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia


Participants are offered special rates at the Hotel “Croatia Cavtat” for the duration of the meeting.

Hotel Croatia Cavtat (same venue as conference)
Listed below are the price per room per night, inclusive of buffet breakfast

  • Double room per night, double occupancy: 160 Euro (80 Euro/person/night)
  • Single room per night: 140 Euro

City tax: 1,20 Euro per person per night

Hotel Supetar Cavtat (alternative hotel)
A limited number of rooms are available in Hotel Supetar Cavtat, which is about 8 minutes walking distance from the venue.
Listed below are the price per room per night, inclusive of buffet breakfast

  • Double room per night, double occupancy: 116 Euro
  • Double room per night, single occupancy: 110 Euro

City tax: 1,20 Euro per person per night

For reservations in Hotel Supetar Cavtat, please contact:

Ms. Lina Martinović


Phone: + 385 20 300 332.

Further hotel accommodations can be found in the nearby village of Cavtat, which can be reached from the conference location by foot. A wide choice of accommodation is available in Cavtat, for instance by searching or Airbnb (private accommodation). Please note that the organizers cannot be held responsible for availability and/or level of service. If you are planning to stay in Cavtat, it is recommended to reserve accommodation as soon as possible as this is also a popular holiday region.


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 (reservation is not required).

Transport to and from the airport:
Hotel Croatia Cavtat is only 8 km from Dubrovnik International Airport. Courtesy transportation between Dubrovnik Airport and Cavtat will be organized on 14 September and on 18 September 2018. Please make sure to submit your arrival and departure schedule by 20 August 2018 at the latest in order to secure courtesy transportation.

Non-scheduled transportation will be at your own expense.

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