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EMBO Workshop

Molecular neurobiology

08 – 12 May 2018 | Crete, Greece

  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 February 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 February 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 February 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 22 February 2018

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About the Workshop

Novel biophysical tools, combined with advanced cell biology, imaging and 'in vivo' methods have brought about a revolution in molecular neurobiology. This EMBO Workshop will bring together experts working at the interfaces between structural biology, biophysics and neurobiology. Particular focus is placed on processes that happen at or close to the cell membrane, where information is transduced by sophisticated mechanisms such as receptor-ligand interactions and channel properties. Given its cross-disciplinary nature, this EMBO Workshop will present excellent opportunities for discussion, forging new collaborations, comparing state-of-the art methods and combining views from different scientific perspectives. It will thus set the stage for a collaborative future in molecular neurobiology.

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
  • 15 February 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 February 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 February 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 22 February 2018


  • STUDENT/POSTDOCS single room €857 (includes registration €320)
  • STUDENT/POSTDOCS shared room €707 (includes registration €320)
  • OTHER ACADEMIA single room €987 (includes registration €450)
  • OTHER ACADEMIA shared room €837 (includes registration €450)
  • INDUSTRY single room €1.437 (includes registration €900)
  • INDUSTRY shared room €1.287 (includes registration €900)

Registration includes:

  • Registration
  • Conference Material
  • Coffee breaks drinks during the duration of the meeting
  • 5 nights accommodation in single or shared double room
  • All food and drinks (all inclusive – unlimited consumption until 23.00)


Will be taken care of by local organiser via website link.

Selection criteria

All participants will be selected based on scientific excellence.

The criteria for selecting speakers from submitted abstracts are:

  • scientific excellence
 (results and methods)
  • close match with the scientific scope of the meeting

  • young researchers, usually less than 7 years post PhD
  • at least 30% female speakers

We will take special circumstances into account, for example, if maternity leave has delayed a research career. We ask that this information be provided in the application.

Abstract guidelines

Potential participants may submit:

  • one abstract each (maximum 200 words)

The abstract should contain a clear description of the results that will be presented, their biological significance and impact, and the methods employed to obtain the results. The title should be no more than 80 characters including spaces.

Poster specifications

The posters should be A0 (portrait)

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.







5 nights accommodation including all meals and drinks is included in the price.

Fodele Beach Hotel includes ~400 spacious and air conditioned rooms which have a light contemporary decor. All rooms are equipped with cable TV, telephones and WiFi. Gardens, pools and plants are tastefully arranged to match the Rennaissance-style buildings. As an all-inclusive resort, Fodele Beach provides numerous amenities such as a large central restaurant where main meals are served, an attractive bar, designated spaces for activities, sports, entertainment, etc, which are all included in the room price. The hotel incudes a small private beach.

The hotel provides a conference room and a separate poster room. All suitable board and lodging facilities are available (it is an all-inclusive hotel). Also, the hotel is located in a quiet and isolated place.


Fodele Beach Hotel is located on a beach near Heraklion on the island of Crete, Greece. Heraklion hosts the island's largest airport which offers direct international flights to most major European cities, as well as multiple daily connecting flights to Athens' international airport. The distance between the venue and Heraklion's airport is ~30 km.

The participants arriving at the Heraklion airport will be brought to the venue by taxi or private buses.

About the Area

Crete is among Greece's most beautiful islands. It is famed for its rich history and culture, beautiful beaches, local cuisine and mild climate. Average temperatures in May range from 24°C (day) to 14°C (night).

Credits for Rüdiger Klein's image ©Tristan Vostry.

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