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EMBO Workshop

The physics and chemistry of endocytosis at multiple scales

01 – 06 September 2019 | Ischia, Italy

  • Registration Deadline
  • 26 July 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 26 July 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 26 July 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 26 July 2019
  • Hotel Reservation Deadline
  • 26 July 2019

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About the Workshop

The field of endocytosis and by extension the field of membrane traffic, has been one of the leading fields of biology in developing strong interdisciplinary approaches. Knowledge from physics of membranes and cytoskeleton, chemistry of lipids and models from statistical mechanics have been rapidly integrated to the field. For example, the formation of lipid clusters, also known as “rafts” has been postulated in the 80s based on the physical properties of lipids observed in vitro. The field has also strongly beneficiated from the development of in vitro approaches, trying to reconstitute in vitro steps of processes observed in biological processes, and also from molecules coming from chemistry.

Thus, while the field of endocytosis has been leading the quantitative life sciences revolution, no meeting has specifically reviewed the discoveries made in endocytosis gathered through this revolution. This EMBO Workshop will aim at doing so, and provide future directions of research while using the tools of the quantitative revolution. This workshop will thus be essential to show the community the global impact of quantitative tools on the endocytosis field, but also to stimulate researchers to undergo studies using this revolutionary strategy.

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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
  • 26 July 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 26 July 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 26 July 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 26 July 2019
  • Hotel Reservation Deadline
  • 26 July 2019



Registration includes:

  • all lunches
  • all coffee breaks
  • beverages during poster session
  • dinners
  • gala dinner

Breakfast and Accomodation are paid separately through the Hotel booking system (please book following this link).

Please note that in order to attend the meeting it is mandatory to book your stay in this hotel.


Successful applicants will be notified payment details by e-mail.

Selection criteria

In case the conference is oversubscribed the organizing committee will select individual participants based on the following criteria:

1- Scientific content of an abstract
2- Scientific relevance of the conference to participants own work
3- Number of participants from the same lab

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts must be submitted using the online abstract submission link. All abstracts must be in English and have a maximum length of 350 words.

Poster specifications

Posters must be A0 (841 mm x 1189 mm)

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

During registration, please indicate the name of a person with whom you would like to share a double room. Please use the following link to book the Hotel room directly through the Hotel booking system. Possibilities of 3 and 4 persons bedroom (limited availability).



Olivier Schaad




Hotel Continental Ischia

Via Michele Mazzella, 74 - 80077 Ischia Porto (Na)

Tel. 081.3336.111

Fax 081.3336.276


Hotel reservation deadline: Same as payment 20 June, 2019

RATES per day (lodging, breakfast, internet Wi-Fi, taxes 10% VAT Included)

City tax 3,00 EUR per person per day included—to be paid at the hotel on departure

Single Occupancy: BB 133,00 EUR/ per day

Double Occupancy: BB 88.00 EUR/per day/per person

Triple Occupancy: BB 75.50 EUR/per day/per person

Breakfast and Accommodation are paid separately through the Hotel booking system (Please book using the following form and send the form directly to the hotel at


If you arrive at the Naples Capodichino Airport, you can either take a taxi (taxis should display the standard taxi fares, avoid taxis that don’t display fares, and it is also best to agree with the taxi driver on the fare prior to transport, as fare should not exceed 25 Euros) or take the Airport bus: Alibus ANM—the ticket may be purchased on board (5 Euros) and is valid for 90 minutes for use on all local public transportation — to Piazza Municipio. Buses depart approximately every 30 minutes from 6:00 am to 11:40 pm.

To Molo Beverello (the Port)

Hydrofoils and ferry-boats Here you can take a boat to Ischia Porto (choose as destination Ischia Porto and NOT Ischia Forio, NOT Ischia Casamicciola). The Hotel Continental Terme is at 2.5 km, half an hour walk. At Ischia Porto you should take a bus Linea 8 and get out at Piazza degli Eroi or a taxi to the Hotel Continental.

Because boats run from 6 am to about 9 pm (crossing takes about 70 min), you should arrive in Naples no later than 2pm in order to arrive on time Sunday.

As an alternative you can book your transport from the Capodichino Airport to the Hotel. The hotel will organize your transport for a fixed price all inclusive

From Airport or Railway station in Naples to hotel for individual arrivals, by hydrofoil or by boat,

porterage included: Taxi from airport/railway to the harbour of Naples, then hydrofoil or boat to Ischia

(respectively 30 min. or 1 h.) and taxi or minitaxi from the harbour of Ischia to the hotel.

€ 85,00 one person one way

€ 50,00 from two persons one way

If you choose this option you must fill this form and send it directly to the hotel E-mail:

The transfer service is payable upon arrival at the hotel concierge desk

Useful Links:

Naples Airport "Capodichino"

Hydrofoils and ferry-boats Naples-Ischia

About the Area

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