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EMBO Workshop

The molecular and cellular basis of regeneration and tissue repair

15 – 19 September 2018 | Valetta, Malta

  • Registration Deadline
  • 30 May 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 May 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 12 June 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 June 2018

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About the Workshop

This EMBO workshop series has become the key international meeting for scientists investigating basic biological questions in regeneration and repair using a whole animal or organ "systems" approach. It brings together scientists with diverse expertise using various models, from invertebrates to mammals, who may not normally cross paths. Each meeting approaches regeneration from different angles.

This workshop addresses the cellular, molecular, and genetic basis of regeneration focusing on the relationship between regeneration, aging, development, and new technical developments. It covers regeneration specific immune responses, cellular origins, and signaling supporting plasticity and regeneration, and reinforces the value of simpler systems to study regeneration and how they can be integrated to inform or enhance new mammalian models of regeneration. These topics highlight how a comparative perspective of different model organisms and thinking “outside the box” about regeneration can propel our understanding of the field, stimulate discussion and development of new perspectives among attendees, and foster new collaborations.

The overall goal of this EMBO Workshop is to significantly advance our understanding of how regeneration is coordinated in a whole animal or organ system so that those who work in systems that do not regenerate may develop more effective therapeutic approaches to convert healing into regeneration.

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
  • 30 May 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 May 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 12 June 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 June 2018



Early bird payments must be completed before 15 June 2018

Registration includes:

  • Four nights accommodation (15–18 September 2018)
  • All meals and coffee breaks
  • Registration and meeting costs
  • Gala dinner


Please use the registration portal to make the payment.


Cancellation: Cancellations will be accepted in writing until midnight (GMT), Tuesday 14 August, 2018 until which all but EUR 100 will be reimbursed. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after midnight (GMT) Tuesday 14 August, 2018. Should you need to cancel your participation, please contact the Conference Officer at immediately.

Selection criteria

Participants will be selected on the basis of their abstract submission. Selected participants will give their presentation either in the form of a poster or a short talk. A number of abstracts will be selected for short oral presentation. The relevance of the presentation to the workshop theme will be taken into consideration.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should be presented in the following format:

  • Abstract title should clearly indicate the nature of the study.
  • Authors’ initials and last names only (with presenting author first)
  • Authors' institutional affiliations must be listed as institution, city and country, separated by semicolon (;). If there is more than one affiliation it should be denoted by the symbols * + ~


N Thapar*, A Kotecha*, J Jackson+
*UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK; +Imperial College, London, UK

  • Abstract text for oral and poster presentations should be presented under the headings: Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusions.

Abstracts can only be submitted using the submission form.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book.

Submission of an abstract does NOT constitute registration to the conference.

Final decision regarding poster/oral presentations will be communicated by 12 June, 2018 at the latest when the submitting author will be given the date, time and type of presentation.

Poster specifications

Information on poster size will be provided at the time of acceptance.

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants to cover part of the conference fee and travel costs are available for PhD students, Postdocs, and new Principal investigatiors. If you wish to apply for a grant, please complete the relevant section in the abstracts submission form and e-mail a brief CV (not more than 2 pages) and a cover letter justifying your request to Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.

Please note: An application can be submitted to both sources but only one can be accepted.



James Godwin





Grand Hotel Excelsior

Great Siege Road, Floriana

Valetta, FRN1810



The Grand Hotel Excelsior is located in Valetta, the capital city of Malta, in the heart of the Mediterranean which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It has breathtaking views of Marsamxett Harbor and Manoel Island, and state of the art meeting rooms. It is a luxury 5 star hotel.

Note: For a Twin room – shared registration (twin beds, 2 people sharing): please ensure you specify the person you wish to share the room with during the registration process.

All delegates will be accommodated at the Grand Hotel Excelsior.


The hotel is located 8 km from the Malta International airport (Luqa) and can be reached by buses that run every 20 minutes and cost approx. 2 Euros per ride, or a taxi ride for 4 people, which would cost approx. 17 Euros.

Malta is easily accessible from the rest of Europe and will provide an attractive destination conducive to fostering interdisciplinary interactions.

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