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EMBO Workshop

Dendrites 2018: Dendritic anatomy, molecules and function

17 – 20 June 2018 | Heraklion, Greece

  • Early Registration Deadline
  • 1 May 2018
  • Extended Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 28 February 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 March 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 01 June 2018

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About the Workshop

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Dendrites are thin processes extending from the cell bodies of neurons. Since the majority of synaptic connections reside in dendrites, they provide the primary substrate for inter-neuronal communication. Beyond their role as conducting cables, dendrites of many neuron types contain a rich repertoire of ionic mechanisms that allow them to perform complex nonlinear computations. As a result, dendrites have been suggested to play a key role in processing information in the brain. The goal of this EMBO Workshop is to bring together scientific leaders from around the world whose latest work on molecular, biophysical, anatomical, computational, and/or functional aspects of dendrites can further our understanding of how these beautiful structures contribute to different brain functions and their abnormalities.


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.







  • Early Registration Deadline
  • 1 May 2018
  • Extended Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 28 February 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 March 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 01 June 2018


Early Registration


Late Registration


Registration includes:

  • Conference materials
  • Coffee breaks
  • Welcome reception
  • Lunches
  • Conference dinner

Excluding accommodation


Payment will be made directly through the activated online registration page which is linked to the bank’s secure server.

(This is a different programme from the Abstract Registration Page so you must create a new username and password when proceeding to payment)

Selection criteria

Participants will be selected based on the submission of scientific abstracts. Abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee and evaluated according to their relevance to the topic of the workshop, the merit, and the significance of their scientific findings. Efforts will be made to ensure that at least 30% of participants are female researchers.

With respect to young researchers, the workshop will have sessions ( 5–6 talks of 20 minutes each) where young researchers (postdocs or students) will be selected to present their work. The selection will be based on the scoring (based on relevance, merit and significance) of submitted abstracts. The top 5–6 abstracts will be selected, taking into account the percentage of female authors. Our goal is that at least 2/6 young speakers are female.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should describe the latest work on molecular, biophysical, anatomical, computational and/or functional aspects of dendrites to further our understanding of how these beautiful structures contribute to different brain functions and their abnormalities.

Abstracts should be no longer that 600 words plus references. There are no formatting requirements. Please use the online submission system and copy-paste your text in the specified locations.

Poster specifications

Poster size A0 - Poster board dimensions are 1.00m x 1.00m with actual display area of 80cm width x 94cm height

The program for poster presentations can be found here.

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 will be expected to reserve their own hotel accommodation via the online link.



Margaret Balothiari

Mitos S.A.

Science & Technology Park of Crete

100, N. Plastira Str.,70013 Vasilika Vouton

P.O. Box 1447, Heraklion 71110

Tel: + 30 2810 391911





Aquila Atlantis Hotel

2, Ygias Street

GR – 71 202

Heraklion – Crete

Tel: +30 2810 229 103

Fax+30 2810 226 265



Accommodation should be booked directly though the Aquila Atlantis Hotel here.


City View

  • Comfort Single 78,00€
  • Comfort Double 93,00€

Harbour View

  • Executive Single 95,00€
  • Executive Double 103,00€

Rates include breakfast

Rates do not include residence tax (4€ per room, per night) which is payable by guests directly to the hotel upon arrival.

A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate for the conference participants and we encourage you to book your hotel reservation as soon as possible since June is classed as high season and the rooms will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Further information on other accomodation can be found here.


The Aquila Atlantis Hotel is situated in the centre of the city of Heraklion, 7 km west of Heraklion Airport (Kazantzakis International Airport) and can be reached by bus or taxi.

Heraklion Airport is directly connected to Athens International Airport with around 10 domestic flights run daily by Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. There are also other direct scheduled airline connections from major European cities as well as many charter flights from most European countries. You can travel to Heraklion, Crete from anywhere in the world via Athens, the capital of Greece.

Alternatively, one can use the ferry-boat connecting Heraklion with the harbour of Piraeus (Athens).
Connection is offered by Minoan Lines and the overnight trip takes about 7 hours.

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