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EMBO Workshop

Autophagy: From molecular principles to human diseases

26 – 30 August 2019 | Crieff, Scotland, United Kingdom

  • Registration Deadline
  • 26 April 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 26 April 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 24 May 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 07 June 2019

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About the Workshop

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Autophagy is a ubiquitous and evolutionarily conserved process in eukaryotes that degrades cytosolic components in the lysosome. It plays an important role in maintaining cellular homeostasis, especially under physiological and patho-physiological stress conditions. The past decade has seen an exponential expansion of our knowledge about the regulation and molecular mechanisms of this pathway. Autophagy is tied to stress responses through a number of key signaling pathways, and is orchestrated by a series of core autophagy proteins (ATG proteins) that are evolutionarily conserved. While studies on ATG proteins in mammals and in a multitude of model systems continue to unveil the molecular basis and new facets of the mechanisms underlying autophagy, a series of recent discoveries has revealed the great therapeutic potential of autophagy modulation in a variety of human diseases. The aim of this EMBO Workhop is to integrate diverse perspectives on the function of autophagy from the fields of genetics, cell biology, oncology, infection and immunity, metabolism, neurodegeneration and drug discovery. We will provide the optimal venue for the promotion of exchanges between young and established scientists, clinicians and industry, to foster the growth of translational autophagy research.

Application for this EMBO Workshop is now closed. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please send an email indicating your interest to

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
  • 26 April 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 26 April 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 24 May 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 07 June 2019



Registration includes:

  • Attendance at all talks
  • Provision of associated conference materials (abstract book etc.)
  • All meals (excluding 1 lunch which is ‘on own’)
  • Main conference dinner.
  • Social events including traditional Scottish Ceilidh on last evening
  • Airport transfers on scheduled buses.


Delegate payments will be made via the web site through the registration system.

Payment details will be sent to delegates by email.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be selected based on their relevance to the autophagy field. In the event that the meeting is over-subscribed, a restriction of the number of applicants from an individual lab will be imposed. The lab head will decide upon the most appropriate attendee(s).

Abstract guidelines

The main text of the abstract should not exceed 200 words and should include Background, Experimental Approach, Key Findings and Significance to the field.

Poster specifications

Poster boards will be 2 meters high by 1 meter wide.

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.

Child care grant

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.

Additional Information

The option to share rooms is open to all delegates. It is anticipated that some delegates will share rooms.



Dr. Jaclyn Long and Dr. Marcus Ladds


Tel: +44 141 330 3953




Crieff Hydro Resort

Strathearn House, Ferntower Road
Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 3LQ, UK


Accommodation will be at provided at Crieff Hydro Resort in either single occupancy or shared rooms. All rooms are en suite. Accommodation should be booked by directly contacting the venue by either calling 01764 655555, (select option 1) or via email: In either case, please make sure you quote EMBO when making your reservation. Bookings are required 8 weeks before the start of the meeting and payment is required at the time of booking by either, credit card, debit card or bank transfer.

The cost of accommodation is as follows:

Single occupancy in a double room – 130 GBP per night

Double occupancy in a twin room – 140 GBP per night (70 GBP per person)


We have chosen Edinburgh as our transport hub. The airport is located 53 miles from Crieff Hydro Resort (approximately 1h drive) and is served by flights from many destinations across Europe and further afield.

Edinburgh is also on the mainline train link to London and the railway station is connected to the airport by tram.

We will arrange a number of scheduled buses to and from the airport to the conference venue and this will be included in the registration fee.

Delegates may also wish to take their own taxis or hire cars from the airport at their own cost.

About the Area

The Crieff Hydro Resort has a number of free in-house facilitates including a pool, sauna, gym and cinema. A number of activities are also available for a fee including spa, archery, quad bike rides, etc. Details can be found at the website and can be pre-booked or booked on-site.

Outside the resort, there a number of countryside walks and Crieff town centre is a 5-10 walk. In addition, a golf course, whiskey distillery and castles are all a short distance away by either foot, taxi or minibus which can be arranged with the hotel depending on availability.

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