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EMBO Workshop

Molecular biology of mitochondrial gene expression

20 – 24 May 2018 | Svartsjö, Sweden

  • Registration Deadline
  • 28 February 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 28 February 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 March 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 March 2018

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About the Workshop

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The mitochondrial genome encodes for key subunits of the oxidative phosphorylation system and RNA components needed for mitochondrial translation. Nuclear genes encode the enzyme systems responsible for mitochondrial DNA replication, DNA repair, transcription and translation. Dysfunction of these machineries underlies a great variety of human diseases and modulates organismal aging. Recent years have seen a rapid development in our understanding of these machineries, but many important aspects still remain unknown.

At this EMBO Workshop we wish to highlight the rapid advances that are presently being made in research into the basal molecular mechanisms underlying gene expression by the mitochondrial genetic system such as: DNA replication; DNA recombination and repair; Transcription and mRNA stability; Mitochondrial ribosomes, protein synthesis and assembly. The EMBO Workshop will assemble a selected group of leading scientists studying different aspects of mitochondrial molecular biology employing various types of organisms such as mouse, yeast and fly. Gathering these experts will allow to discuss and evaluate the molecular mechanisms of these processes in a broad and interdisciplinary perspective and define the future challenges in this urgent and fascinating research field.

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
  • 28 February 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 28 February 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 March 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 March 2018


  • ACADEMIC (twin) SEK 10750
  • ACADEMIC (single) SEK 12250
  • INDUSTRY SEK 18250

Registration includes:

  • Accommodation in single or twin room on site
  • Meals and coffee breaks
  • Participation in sessions
  • Workshop material
  • Transport to and from the venue on the first and last day of the workshop
  • Group excursion

Please note: Registration fees include 25% VAT. Please see here for information about whether you will have to pay VAT or not.


Following acceptance, participants will receive an e-mail with a payment link. Completion of payment within 14 days following acceptance notice is required for final registration.

Selection criteria

Selection will be based on availability, with priority given to participants submitting a relevant abstract. Twenty-one short talks will be selected from abstracts based on quality and novelty.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should ideally describe unpublished material and be limited to 350 words maximum, including references. Please indicate if you wish to present a short talk. The abstract should display all authors and their full affiliation, a title and a short text describing your research.

Poster specifications

Posters will be portrait, A0 format (height 119 cm x width 84 cm).

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

Please note that no letter for VISA purposes will be provided before acceptance to the workshop and payment of the registration fee.



Eva Berglund


Phone: +46 (0)8 524 878 59




Sånga Säby Hotell & Konferens

Sånga-Säbyvägen 187

179 96 Svartsjö



Accommodation will be in single or twin rooms depending on preference and availability.


Sånga Säby is located close to Arlanda, the main Swedish international airport.

By car (40 minutes from Stockholm, 1h from Arlanda)

Drive towards Bromma Airport and Brommaplan. At Brommaplan drive towards Ekerö via Drottningholm castle. At the Tappström roundabout, turn off towards Färentuna and continue on this main road (Färentunavägen) for about 12 km. Turn off into a winding country road (follow signs for Sånga Säby) and drive about 5 km to Sånga-Säby.

By public transportation (1h 10 min from Stockholm)

Take the green metro line towards Hässelby or Åkeshov. Get off at Brommaplan. From Brommaplan there are buses to Sånga-Säby (bus 176 from Brommaplan to Stenhamra. You change bus in Stenhamra to bus 317). The bus tour takes about 45 minutes from Brommaplan to Sånga-Säby. For current bus times and travel planning visit SL's website or call SL Traffic Information, tel. +46-(0)8-600 10 00

By shuttle bus:

There are two organized bus shuttles from the bus station Cityterminalen, located adjacent to Stockholm main station (T-Centralen), to Sånga Säby on May 20, leaving at 13:00 and 14:00. The gate where the bus leaves will be labelled “EMBO workshop Sånga Säby”.

On May 24, the bus shuttle from Sånga Säby to Arlanda airport will leave at 13:30. The bus will make a stop at Brommaplan, from where you can take the subway to the central station or other places in Stockholm.

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