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EMBO Workshop

Gene transcription in yeast: From global analyses to single cells

09 – 14 June 2018 | Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain

  • Registration Deadline
  • 19 March 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 19 March 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 30 March 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 April 2018

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About the Workshop

Deciphering the mechanisms that regulate gene expression is central to understanding life at the molecular level. The advent of Big Data in biology, and the implementation of techniques for single molecule analyses at many different levels have opened new horizons for the study of transcription regulation. Still, the unicellular yeast remains one of the best systems to integrate analyses from multidisciplinary research areas and the findings are often transposable to more complex higher eukaryotes. This EMBO Workshop is unique as it brings together scientists working on very different aspects of gene expression with a variety of approaches including genomics, structural biology, systems analyses and computational modeling. Many topics will be addressed, including chromatin dynamics, mechanisms of transcription, the regulatory role of non-coding transcription and RNA metabolism either globally or in single cells.

Topics include:

Yeast (S. cerevisiae and S. pombe), RNA modification, Gene expression, RNA degradation, Transcription initiation, Splicing, Transcription elongation, Pervasive transcription, Transcription termination, Non-coding RNA, Chromatin, Single cells, Nucleosome, Microfluidics, Histone modification, Systems Biology, Epigenetics, Structural Biology, RNA processing, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Signaling, Signaling Genomics, Genetics Modeling

Download the workshop program here.

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
  • 19 March 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 19 March 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 30 March 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 April 2018



Registration includes:

  • Bus transfer to and from Barcelona airport (on scheduled times only)
  • Accommodation in twin occupancy rooms
  • All meals
  • Half-day excursion
  • Abstract book

Note that accommodation is based on double occupancy. If you ask for single occupancy, you will be charged an extra 200 Euros. Note that this will depend on availability.


Payment details will be sent to all accepted participants by email.

Payments will be made by bank transfer or Paypal.

Selection criteria

Participants will be selected based on their abstracts. A number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentations (please indicate preference for oral or poster presentation).

Abstract guidelines

Abstract should be a maximum 250 words.

Poster specifications

Poster board spaces allow for posters in A0 format (119x84 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.






Hotel Eden Roc

17220 Sant Feliu de Guixols

Girona, Spain


Tel: 0034 (972) 32 01 00


The hotel has 80 double rooms with balcony and a sea view, each room with a fully equipped bathroom, direct dial telephone, TV-Sat, minibar, safety deposit box, and 40 standard double rooms with balcony, each room with a fully equipped bathroom, TV-Sat and direct dial telephone.

The Hotel Eden Roc is located 120 km northeast of Barcelona at the Costa Brava, the beautiful coast on the Mediterranean sea, about 1 km from Sant Feliu de Guíxols, in an unrivalled and peaceful peninsula.

The transparent Mediterranean sea touches 360 m of coastline surrounding the hotel and the weather is pleasant all year round. In the summer, the sea breeze prevents the temperatures from exceeding 30º C.


By plane

There are daily flights from all International airports to Barcelona (at 120 km). A nearer airport is Girona (at 30 km).

Bus shuttles from/to Barcelona airport will be organized.

By Car

From Barcelona take exit Nº 9 on the motorway A-7. From France take exit Nº 7.

By train

The nearest train station is in Girona (at 30 km). A taxi from the train station to St. Feliu costs approx. 35 Euros.

Arrival June 9th:

There will be three buses leaving Barcelona International Airport going to St. Feliu at 14.00, 15.30 and 16.30.

Please organize your flight arrival such that you can take either one of these buses and register in advance for one by sending an email to:

Be aware that taxis from the airport to St. Feliu are expensive.

Departure June 14th:

Two Buses will be leaving St. Feliu going to Barcelona airport after the last session at 12.30 (estimated arrival Barcelona Airport around 14.15).

Participants who cannot, for whatever reason, take one of the shuttle buses from the airport are advised to take a bus or taxi to Estacion del Norte (the bus departure station in the city centre of Barcelona). From Estacion del Norte take a bus from the Sarfa company to St. Feliu de Guixols.

Molecular Systems Biology