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EMBO Workshop

Bacterial networks (BacNet19)

01 – 06 September 2019 | Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Spain

  • Registration Deadline
  • 31 May 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 May 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 8 July 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 July 2019

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About the Workshop

BacNet19 will continue in frame of a highly successful conference series and further consolidate the BacNet series as a major international meeting in Europe that attracts leading researchers and young scientists working in the field of molecular microbiology with a special focus on signaling and regulatory networks in bacteria. The majority of cellular functions, such as stress response, information processing, and behavioral control, are executed by complex networks. However, our understanding how these networks operate together within a cell, and how they are adaptable for populations and multi-species communities is still very limited. BacNet19 will cover most recent advances in research on signaling and regulatory networks in bacteria, and help to shape this rapidly developing field in Europe and worldwide. Progress in the field requires interdisciplinary approaches, combining the tools of molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics and computational analyses. Advances in the field hold great promise to revolutionize our understanding in bacterial physiology, pathogenicity, ecology and evolution, and will also contribute to the design of networks used in biotechnological and biomedical applications. BacNet19 will bring together 160 participants, including 27 invited speakers. BacNet19 will offer young researchers ample opportunity to present their work and to discuss it with leading scientists.

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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
  • 31 May 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 May 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 8 July 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 July 2019



Registration includes:

  • Registration and meeting costs
  • Accommodation (5 nights)
  • Meals
  • Gala Dinner
  • Group Excursion
  • Bus Transfers


Payment details will be provided by e-mail to successful applicants. Your place will only be confirmed after payment of the registration fee.

Selection criteria

Previous BacNet meetings have been over-subscribed and early application is therefore encouraged. Please submit an abstract describing the work to be presented. In total, 19 abstracts will be selected for oral presentations.

Applicants will be selected according to research interests, affinity to the field and recent exciting work. Additionally, a fair gender balance will be considered and significant regional bias will be avoided.

Abstract guidelines

Please provide a title, list of authors and the affiliation.

The abstract should not exceed 2,000 characters (including title and affiliation)

Poster specifications

Please bring one printed copy of your poster; Poster dimensions should correspond to portrait DIN A0 format; Dimensions are: 1189 mm x 841 mm (46.8 in x 33.1 in)

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.



Jürgen Lassak

+49 89 2180 74508




Hotel Eden Roc

Punta Port Salvi s/n

Sant Feliu de Guixols, 17220



All participants will be accommodated at Hotel Eden Roc. All rooms have private bathrooms, TV and direct-dial telephones. Non-smoking rooms are available.

Please note that single rooms can only be guaranteed to invited speakers. All other participants will have to share a twin room. In case single rooms become available they will be attributed on a “first come, first served” basis. To be put on the waiting list for a single room, please send an email to the conference contact.

The hotel is a holiday resort directly at the Mediterranean Sea 129 km from Barcelona airport and 30 km from Girona airport. The conference hall has excellent projection and audio facilities. The conference hall will be used for posters in the evening. The coffee break area is nearby, facing the sea and there are sitting areas, both indoor and outdoor to be used for informal discussions. Internet access is available throughout the resort. All the accommodation is on site, within walking distance of the main building and the lecture hall, through a beautiful garden.

Participants will be accommodated in shared twin rooms with bathroom, direct dial telephone, Sat-TV and safety deposit box.


Group Transportation

Group transportation by bus will be arranged on arrival and departure between Barcelona airport and the hotel. The journey takes approximately 2 hours, depending on traffic. The provisional departure times to the conference location are 13:00 and 15:00 and 17:00. This information will be confirmed at a later stage.

Travel by plane

The hotel is located 129 km from Barcelona airport (BCN), the nearest major airport, and 30 km from Girona Airport (GRO). Sarbus offer bus services between Bacelona BCN airport or Girona GRO airport, and Sant Feliu de Guixols.

Travel by train

Girona is the nearest train station (30 km). Teisa offer bus services between Girona city and Sant Feliu de Guixols. A taxi from the train station of St. Feliu costs around EUR 50.

Travel by car

Motorway A-7, exit No 9.

About the Area

Sant Feliu is a small picturesque town situated on the northern Mediterranean coast of Spain, 129 km from Barcelona and 30 km from Girona. The hotel overlooks the sea and is located 1 km from the center of Sant Feliu de Guixols.

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