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EMBO Workshop

Modelling infectious diseases in the cell and host

22 – 24 January 2018 | Singapore, Singapore

  • Registration Deadline
  • 01 November 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 01 October 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 13 October 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • After approved registration

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About the Workshop

The principal theme of this EMBO Workshop is to understand how to model infectious diseases and their effects in the host. This is focused at both the cellular and whole organism level, with a goal to understanding these processes and how therapeutic strategies can be informed.

Mathematical modelling is now moving forward in terms of understanding cellular processes and signalling networks. However, when these pathways are perturbed in situations such as infection then the process of modelling become orders more complex, because the whole organism has to be considered. Understanding this complexity requires data obtained from longitudinal studies and the computational power to analyse terabyte size datasets.

The main objective of this EMBO Workshop is to bring together mathematical modellers, computational biologists, laboratory scientists who generate the raw data and infectious disease experts to present their most relevant research in the context of the meeting theme. The idea being to understand the predominant drivers in each field, i.e. what questions the infectious disease experts need answering, how mathematical models can achieve this, what is realistic in terms of organism biology and what types of datasets and raw information are required. A key objective is to provide a network opportunity for scientists at all stages of careers to interact in an informal setting and provide sufficient opportunity for knowledge exchange and new partnerships to develop.

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
  • 01 November 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 01 October 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 13 October 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • After approved registration



Registration includes:

  • Lunch and coffee breaks for the three days of the workshop
  • Refreshments at poster sessions
  • Dinner on the first and second day of the event

Excluding accommodation


Payment will be made to the University of Liverpool in Pounds Sterling. Confirmation of payment and registration will be made by email.

Please follow this link for payment.

Selection criteria

Priority will be given to early stage researchers and those working in relevant fields. Priority will also be given delegates wanting to present their work. Please write a one hundred word or less statement on why you wish to attend the workshop. Please state your current institution and research area.

Abstract guidelines

All delegates have the opportunity to present a poster on their work. Please write a no more than 200-word abstract describing the work you wish to present. Additionally, those delegates wishing to be considered for an oral presentation of their poster should indicate this. These are short 10 minute talks with 5 minutes allowed for questions. There is a limit of 12 slides, this includes the first affiliation slide and final acknowledgement slide. You will be required to submit your presentation two weeks prior to the workshop. Only the first 12 slides will be used. Please do not use animation.

Poster specifications

The poster dimension is A0. Please take note of the maximum dimensions.


Width x Height (mm)

Width x Height (in)


841 x 1189 mm

33.1 x 46.8 in

Travel grants

There will be a limited number of travel grants available of £350 towards the cost of air travel. The average cost of a flight to Singapore is around £600 from the EU and £800 from the USA. These grants are only available to junior and early career stage researchers on a first come first served basis and presenting their data (poster or oral). To qualify, we will require a supporting statement from your supervisor/head of department or equivalent. This must be sent from an official organization e-mail address, and will not be accepted from a private email address. This grant will be provided to the delegate booking their travel through the University of Liverpool approved travel agent, where the travel grant will offset the flight cost and the delegate will pay the remaining difference to the travel agent. No other way of providing the travel grant will be available. They are only to support Economy class travel. These travel grants cannot be used to offset the registration cost. Payment of the registration fee must be made first. Once the travel grants have been used then this will be made known on the Workshop website.

Please indicate in your workshop application statement if you would like a travel grant.



Ms Jill Hudson


Phone: 0151 794 4229





30 Biopolis Street

Singapore, 138671


We are not providing accommodation for this meeting, delegates are free to arrange this. However, we have negotiated a preferential rate at the Carlton City Hotel, where the speakers will be staying. The Carlton City hotel is on the direct MRT line to Biopolis (the workshop venue) and the airport. The hotel is also conveniently located to the main tourist areas. If you wish to stay at this hotel then please book via this link and mention EMBO-A*STAR in the booking/promo code to secure the preferential rate. The Single Room Rate is 235 (Deluxe), 265 (Executive) and 320 (Club) Singapore dollars per night for the core dates of the 20th to the 24th of January. The rate is inclusive of breakfast and includes transport to and from the workshop venue. Note prices are subject to a 10% service charge and 7% government tax.


Singapore is an island nation and unless you are traveling from nearby countries the most efficient way to get there is by plane. There are direct flights from most hub airports in Europe and Asia. From the USA these route via Japan. Changi Airport in Singapore is served by an MRT station, which is on the direct line to the Carlton City Hotel, or taxis are available.

About the Area

As Singapore is located just above the equator (Northern hemisphere orientation!) it enjoys a tropical climate all year around with temperatures in the range of 28oC to 32oC. Singapore uses the UK standard 3-pin fused plug system and cars are right hand drive.

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