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EMBO Workshop

Bacterial cell division: Closing the gap

09 – 12 June 2019 | Lund, Sweden

  • Registration Deadline
  • 10 February 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 10 February 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 01 March 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 March 2019

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About the Workshop

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Cell division is essential for bacterial propagation and closely tied to other cell cycle events. It is of central importance in bacterial cell biology. This field is now enjoying a highly productive period with major discoveries in many bacterial species. For example, in vitro reconstruction of parts of the division machinery has led to mechanistic insights into divisome function, and super-resolution imaging and single particle tracking techniques revealed with unprecedented resolution the dynamics, localization and structures of cell division components. New research has also produced essential knowledge and powerful tools for antibiotic drug discovery efforts targeting cell division. The aim of this EMBO Workshop is to bring together both established experts and early career researchers to discuss recent major advances in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of cell division, as well as novel aspects of division and its regulation in non-model bacteria, antibiotic target selection and drug development.

EMBO Workshops have traditionally provided a stimulating platform to discuss research and ideas on bacterial cell cycle, cell division, and morphogenesis. We envisage that this conference will live up to this tradition.

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
  • 10 February 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 10 February 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 01 March 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 March 2019



Registration includes:

  • Shuttle bus transportation to the workshop from Lund on first day and to Lund and Copenhagen Airport on last day.
  • Participation in sessions
  • Workshop material
  • Coffee breaks
  • Meals during session days
  • Welcome reception
  • Poster session, including drinks and snacks
  • Conference dinner

Accomodation is not included in the registration fee.


Accepted participants will receive a payment link, through which payment will be done by credit card.

Selection criteria

Participants will be admitted based on their submitted abstracts, track record in the field and/or motivation to attend the workshop. Criteria for selecting abstracts (posters or talks) are:

  • Relatedness of content to the objective of the meeting
  • Quality of the science
  • How recent and impacting the results are
  • Recent and long-term perspective of the work
  • Quality and importance
  • Gender, regional balancing, and stage in career
  • Minimal duplication of representative from the same laboratory

Abstract guidelines

Maximum 200 words, outlining key aims, methods, results and implications.

Poster specifications

Maximum A0 format.

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 Registration Information

Please indicate whether you want to share a room and if possible with whom.



Tanneke Den Blaauwen

Daniel Daley

Klas Flärdh




Örenäs Slott

Ålabodsvägen 193

261 63 Glumslöv


Tel: +46 (0)418 451100


Accommodation is available at the venue for the days of the workshop. Accommodation should be booked through a web link that will be provided to accepted participants.

Single room rate: SEK 1,025 (± 100 euro) per night, excl. VAT.

Double room rate: SEK 1,570 (± 150 euro) per night, excl. VAT.

35 double and 55 single rooms available for registered participants.

For accommodation before or after the workshop, links will be provided to hotels in Lund.


Shuttle bus to Örenäs Slott will be arranged from Lund Central Station on the first day of the workshop. Bus transfer from Örenäs Slott to Lund and to Copenhagen Airport will be arranged for the last day.

Directions from Copenhagen Airport to Lund:

Go by train over the Öresund bridge to Lund (about 35 min from the airport to Lund).

The shuttle bus to Örenäs Slott will leave Lund Central Railway Station on Sunday June 9. Detailed information about the shuttle bus will be sent to registered participants.

Directions from Copenhagen Airport to Örenäs Slott:

From the airport, go by train to Helsingborg or Landskrona. From there, take a taxi to Örenäs Slott (8 km from Landskrona and 15 km from Helsingborg). Local trains or busses also stop at Glumslöv (between Landskrona and Helsingborg), which is 2 km from Örenäs Slott.

Directions for arriving to Örenäs Slott by car:

Arriving from the north on the E6 motorway, turn off at Rydebäck, Junction 27, and follow the signs for Glumslöv. On reaching Glumslöv, turn right to Ålabodarna/Örenäs Slott (Vikingaleden).

Arriving from the south, leave the E6 motorway at Landskrona Norra, Junction 26, and follow the signs for Glumslöv. In Glumslöv, turn left to Ålabodarna/Örenäs Slott (Vikingaleden).

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