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EMBO Workshop

Chromatin dynamics and nuclear organization in genome maintenance

03 – 07 June 2018 | Illkirch, France

  • Registration Deadline
  • 08 April 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 08 April 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 23 April 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 23 April 2018

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About the Workshop

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Maintenance of genome integrity lies at the heart of cell homeostasis. While DNA repair mechanisms have received significant attention for more than half a century, the contribution of the chromatin environment and nuclear organization to genome maintenance has only begun to emerge over the past decade. It is evident that chromatin, being the actual substrate for repair machineries, is heavily remodeled following damage detection and exerts a key function in both targeting and regulating repair at different genomic loci.

This EMBO Workshop brings together an outstanding group of scientists from around the world, young researchers as well as leaders in the field, to cover the following, emerging topics in chromatin, nuclear organization and genome maintenance (i) DNA repair in distinct nuclear domains, (ii) chromatin motion in response to DNA damage, (iii) histone modifications and nucleosome dynamics following DNA damage and (iv) regulatory functions of transcription and RNA during DNA repair and replication stress.

About EMBO Courses and Workshops

EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timeliness, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be female).

Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 08 April 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 08 April 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 23 April 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 23 April 2018



Registration includes:

  • Welcome reception refreshments
  • Lunch and coffee breaks for three days of the workshop
  • Refreshments at poster sessions
  • Three buffet dinners
  • Gala dinner on the last evening of the workshop
  • Abstract book

Does not include:

  • Accommodation
  • Printing of posters
  • Breakfast on 7 June


A secure website will be constructed for payment.

Accepted participants will receive a payment link.

Payments will have to be made to IGBMC (CERBM GIE) by credit/debit card only. Once the payment is made, a confirmation will be sent by e-mail.

Selection criteria

  • All applicants are expected to present a poster or short talk. Applicants should indicate their preference at the time of abstract submission
  • Scientific quality of the abstract
  • Relevance to the theme and objectives of the workshop
  • Balance of gender and EU/non EU investigators
  • Priority will be given to early stage investigators

Abstract guidelines

Abstract length is 200 words (max.), excluding the title, author names and affiliations. Abstracts must be in English and should clearly indicate scientific relevance, results and conclusions.

Poster specifications

Posters should be printed in portrait orientation. Maximum size is 1.60 meters high and 0.95 meter wide.

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.



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Here are some suggestions of hotels where participants can benefit from IGBMC corporate prices. To do so, at time of booking, participants have to quote the name of the event “EMBO Workshop: Chromatin dynamics and nuclear organization in genome maintenance”. Participants are of course free to book the accommodation they find most convenient for them independently of this list. Also, please, note:

- accommodation is at the participant’s expense;

- participants should enquire directly at the hotel about availability, prices, modification and cancellation policy.

List of suggestions here.

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Detailed information on how to reach Strasbourg and IGBMC are available here.

Additional access details are also available on IGBMC’s website.

A special offer has been agreed with Air France KLM Global meetings & events allowing you to book your flights at reduced rates. To benefit from this offer and other exclusive fares, use the following code at time of booking: 33311AF. Additional info here.

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About the Area

The venue at IGBMC is located just south of downtown Strasbourg, the heart of Europe. With its 2 000 years of history, the European capital is at a crossroads between the Latin and Germanic cultures and has a unique architectural heritage.

The best sites are in downtown Strasbourg, (where most of the hotels can also be found): Unesco World heritage site “Grande-île” since 1988 and the “Neustadt” area just inscribed in July 2017!

Strasbourg is also home to some European institutions.

For more info about Strasbourg, visit the tourism board website.

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