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EMBO Workshop

Challenges for magnetic resonance in life sciences

27 – 31 May 2018 | Grosseto, Italy

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

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About the Workshop

Magnetic resonance remains the technique of choice to investigate structure, dynamics and interactions of biomolecules at physiological conditions and to characterize heterogeneous materials at atomic details in the solid state. However, the strengths of magnetic resonance need to be reframed in the new general context characterized by the recent developments of NMR and EPR as well as of other structural techniques, such as cryoelectron microscopy, fluorescence, small angle scattering and mass spectrometry. This EMBO Workshop aims at grouping scientists proposing the most advanced NMR and EPR applications together with experts in combining magnetic resonance techniques with other structural and computational tools. Their synergistic application and the exploration of potential promising approaches represent key points for improving the description of the structural, dynamic and functional properties of the biomolecules inside living cells and involved in specific cellular pathways, and for addressing some of the major fundamental questions in life sciences. The EMBO Workshop aims at summing up the most promising current achievements in the magnetic resonance researches in life sciences, also to figure out the next milestones to be reached in this area.

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
  • 14 April 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 14 April 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 14 April 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 14 April 2018



Registration includes:

  • Accommodation for the entire duration of the event in single rooms to regular participants or double rooms to students/post-docs
  • Lunch and coffee breaks
  • Social events and Workshop material

The registration fee for accompanying persons is 600 EUR.


The registration fee can be paid only via bank transfer

Bank Transfer Information

Beneficiary: Fondazione Luigi Sacconi


International Bank Account: IT94J0329601601000067133522


Please insert the payment details and the name of the Workshop: "EMBO Workshop." Ensure that your name is clearly visible on the bank transfer.


Registration fee, less 100 Euro for administration charges, will be refunded if cancellation is received in writing by 30 April 2018. After this date, all fees are non-refundable. Refunds will be processed after the Workshop.

Selection criteria

Participants will be selected on the basis of their abstracts, in terms of novelty, anticipated impact, relevance to the theme and objectives of the workshop, and scientific content.

Participation of scientists at an early stage of their career will be favored, and they will have opportunities to present their research through selected oral contributions, poster session and group discussions. Achieving regional and gender balance will also play an important role in selecting speakers and participants.

Abstract guidelines

The abstract text must be 2000 characters or fewer.

The first author must be the person presenting the abstract (poster or oral presentation) at the conference.

Please note that only one abstract per attendee will be accepted.

Among the regular participants and the granted students, 6 of them will be selected for a regular lecture and 9 will be selected for a short talk. Please indicate on the abstract submission form if you would like to be considered for a lecture or a short talk.

Poster specifications

Poster should be A0 size (841 mm x 1189 mm), 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.

A limited number of additional grants are available for students and young postdoctors to cover their registration fee:
- three grants sponsored by GIDRM for young (up to 35 years old) GIDRM members (see also,
- two grants sponsored by Bracco S.p.A.,
- three grants sponsored by ISMAR.
Applicants should indicate in the registration form if they wish to be considered for one of these grants, and send by email to (and to for the GIDRM grants) CV and presentation letter from the supervisor, within March 31, together with a copy of the abstract submitted via the workshop website.

Two bursaries of 400 Euro are offered by EBSA to PhD students or postdocs from the EU area. Applicants should fill the form available at, and send it to

Additional information

Please find the pictures taken during the workshop here.



Name: Laura Norfini





Fattoria La Principina

S.P. 158 delle Collacchie, 465

58100 Principina Terra (Grosseto), Italy


Fattoria La Principina is a four-star hotel managed by the owners in an estate of 140 hectares. This elegant complex built in 2001, includes all the facilities to hold a conference as well as all the amenities to relax, including swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), a tennis court, soccer, volley and basket playgrounds, wellness centre and gym. The well-lit guestrooms at Fattoria La Principina have individual air conditioning, TV, minibar, telephone, hairdryer, room-safe and a large balcony with a table and chairs


By Plane

Grosseto is located in Tuscany, halfway from Rome and Pisa. Both airports have connection with all major European destinations.

By Train

From Rome and Pisa there are easy train connections to Grosseto. You can buy tickets for any Italian train directly at any railway station (use the self-service touchscreen booths in order to avoid long queue at ticket counters). You can buy also tickets in-advance from Trenitalia website.

Please, be aware that timetable change for summertime, so if you want to choose to buy tickets in-advance, you should buy them only some days before arriving in Italy.

By Bus

On Sunday a shuttle bus from the Grosseto railway station to the conference center is available between 11:00 and 19:00.

By Taxi

For those who are not coming between 11:00 and 19:00 on Sunday a taxi service is available at the railway station or by calling +39 025353.

By car

Directions for driving - From the South (Rome), North (Livorno) and East (Siena)

On the motorway, take the Grosseto Sud exit and follow the signs to Grosseto. Proceed for 2 km from the motorway exit then cross the bridge over the River Ombrone and proceed to a flashing traffic light warning you to give way. Go straight for about 30 m then turn left and go under the railway bridge: follow the signs to Marina di Grosseto. Proceed for about 150 m to a roundabout: go right, following the signs to Marina di Grosseto. Proceed for 4 km, Fattoria La Principina will be visible on the left. After going through the village of Principina Terra, the entrance to Fattoria La Principina is located on the left side of the road.

About the Area

Fattoria La Principina is located in the Maremma area between the beaches of Principina a Mare and Castiglione della Pescaia and the hills of the Maremma Natural Park.

Tourist Information is available at: Turismo in Maremma and Turismo Grosseto

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