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EMBO Workshop

Perspectives on skin cancer prevention

08 – 11 April 2018 | Les Diablerets, Switzerland

  • Registration Deadline
  • 07 March 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 07 March 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 21 March 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 14 March 2018

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About the Workshop

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Skin has long been the benchmark of mammalian genetics as well as carcinogenesis. Mouse coat color mutation studies have led the way to the discovery of intricate signaling mechanisms involved in cell-cell communication and cell fate determination. The very notion of multistep carcinogenesis originated from the experimental mouse skin model, and skin is a leading platform for basic genetic research on early steps of tumor development as well as imaging efforts for detection and treatment. The three main types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, are also of major significance for human health worldwide.

The main goal of this EMBO Workshop is to establish a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of recent advances in skin cancer prevention and the generation of novel ideas and approaches, with skin as a focus and a paradigm. Experts in basic cancer cell biology, genetics, epidemiology and physical/clinical sciences will be brought together to address the following themes:

1. Genetic and epigenetic predisposition to cancer

2. Environmental carcinogens and carcinogenic infections

3. Chronic inflammation and wound healing

4. Immune system and microbiome

5. Innovations in imaging and diagnostics

6. Novel pharmacological and light-based preventive approaches

7. Societal challenges and their impact

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
  • 07 March 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 07 March 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 21 March 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 14 March 2018



Registration includes:

  • Welcome Drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Three nights accommodation from the 8th-11th April, 2018 in the Eurotel Victoria where the Workshop will take place, or in the Hôtel Les Sources, located behind the Eurotel Victoria
  • Those registered as “Academics" or from “Industry" will be provided with a single room
  • Those registered as "Students/Postdocs" will be provided with a shared room (for two people) and have the option to take a single room for the additional amount of SFr 180.00 (please contact if you are interested in taking a single room).


Payment by bank transfer. Bank details will be sent via email to the accepted participants.

Selection criteria

Abstract and short statement of interest or CV

Abstract guidelines

250 words maximum

Poster specifications

A0 dimension 841mm x 1189mm

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.






Eurotel Victoria Les Diablerets

Chemin du Vernex 3

CH-1865 Les Diablerets, Switzerland


Phone: +41 24 492 3721

Fax: +41 24 492 2371



The Eurotel Victoria is a four-star hotel situated in the beautiful mountain village of Les Diablerets. The hotel is famous for its magnificent views of the mountains, its superb restaurant and its combination of high quality and unique Swiss hospitality. This traditional Swiss hotel is located in the heart of the resort with ski-lifts being only a five-minute walk and the Glacier 3000 being a short 5 minute shuttle drive away.


The closest airport to Les Diablerets is Geneva airport.

By Train: From Geneva Airport the best means of transport is to take the train, which takes approximately two and a half hours with one change. Participants should take the train from the railway station in Geneva Airport in the direction of “Brig" and get off at “Aigle". Once in Aigle, take the train from “Quay 13-14" towards Les Diablerets. The views from this train on its journey towards Les Diablerets are spectacular. The schedule, tickets and more information can be found at this website.

By Car: From Geneva Airport, it is a 2 hour drive to Les Diablerets. If you wish to drive by car, take the highway to Aigle and then the mountain road up to Les Diablerets.

From Zurich Airport: From Zurich Airport, by train, the trip is approximately 5 hours with multiple changes. We would be happy to provide more information about this route if you wish to take it.

Additional Information: The public transport schedules from Geneva Airport and Zurich Airport to all destinations in Switzerland and Les Diablerets can be found on this website

Once you are at the Les Diablerets train station, the Eurotel Victoria Les Diablerets is within a short walking distance. The hotel also offers a free shuttle service by bus from the Les Diablerets train station. There is no need to call for this service as they are present for every train arrival.

About the Area

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