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EMBO Workshop

The DNA-damage response in cell physiology and disease

07 – 11 October 2019 | Attica, Greece

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

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About the Workshop

The DNA damage response (DDR) is a complex signalling network including cell cycle checkpoints, DNA repair and DNA-damage tolerance pathways. The DDR is affected by, and impacts on, many cellular components and processes, including chromatin structure, DNA replication, transcription and cell cycle progression. Failure to properly respond to DNA damage leads to genomic instability, an underlining cause of various human syndromes and also associated with many age-related diseases, particularly cancer. Notably, it is becoming clear that the DDR is an attractive therapeutic target for cancer and other disease areas. The conference we propose will cover all the above topics in ways that will link detailed molecular mechanisms of the DDR and associated processes to human ageing, disease and therapeutic applications.

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.





For travel planning purposes, the meeting will begin at 6 pm in the evening of Monday 7th October and departure is planned for Friday 11th October, after breakfast. We will offer bus transportation from Athens E. Venizelou Airport to Cape Sounio on Monday, 7th Oct. (leaving the Airport at noon, 3 pm and 5 pm) and from Cape Sounio to the airport on Friday, 11th Oct.(leaving Cape Sounio at 8 am, 12 noon and 2 pm).



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



Registration includes:

  • accommodation
  • breakfast, lunches, coffee breaks and dinners, including 1st night Gala dinner
  • transportation to and from Athens International airport
  • conference trip to Temple of Sounio


Successful participants will be sent payment details by email.

Selection criteria

In the past this meeting has been oversubscribed, therefore participants will be selected by the organizers based on the scientific quality and novelty of the submitted abstracts. It is expected that all applicants will submit an abstract. Alternatively, a brief CV will also be considered.


  • research interests relevant to the scope of the meeting
  • contributions/involvement to the field, all illustrated in the submitted abstract.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should be on a relevant research topic and be a maximum of 250 words.

Poster specifications

Poster size must not exceed 100 cm (width) x 120 cm (height).

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.



Madalena Tarsounas





Grecotel Cape Sounio

Sounio Road,

GR-195 00 Sounio,


Telephone : +30 22920 69700


Students will share a room.

Additional nights at the conference venue can be booked at a rate of EUR 190 per night, please contact Elissavet Tsoura.

About the Area

Situated directly opposite the hotel (3 km away) and visible from anywhere on the conference site, stands one of the most acclaimed archaeological sites in Europe and the second most important ancient Temple in Greece: The Temple of Poseidon, the Ancient God of the Seas. This added a unique backdrop to the previous meetings. We will organize a conference trip to visit the Temple, which in the past provided networking opportunities among participants.

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