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EMBO Workshop

Comparative genomics of eukaryotic microbes: Genomes in flux, and flux between genomes

14 – 19 October 2019 | Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Spain

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 27 September 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 13 September 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 20 September 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 27 September 2019

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About the Workshop

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This EMBO Workshop is focused on comparative genomics of eukaryotic microorganisms.

Unicellular eukaryotes comprise the overwhelming majority of eukaryotic cellular and genomic diversity, pervading all branches of the eukaryotic tree of life. Recent sequencing efforts have significantly increased the number of unicellular eukaryotes for which genomic/cellular/proteomic data are available. Metagenomics, transcriptomics, single­cell genomics, and other approaches are being applied to unravel the ecology, physiology, diversity and evolution of microbial eukaryotes and are shedding light on fundamental questions such as the origin of the eukaryotic cell, endosymbiosis, the origin of multicellularity and the evolution of major cellular systems in eukaryotes.

There is a need, particularly in organisms without large research communities, to have a forum where approaches, new methodologies and datasets can be shared to the advancement of the field. This EMBO Workshop is the only forum bringing together the diverse community of researchers with a wide range of expertises who concentrate on the genomes of microbial eukaryotes.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 27 September 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 13 September 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 20 September 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 27 September 2019



Registration includes:

  • Accommodation (shared rooms) at Eden Roc Hotel

  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinners) at Eden Roc Hotel

  • Coffee breaks

  • Meeting materials

  • Transfers to/from Barcelona and Girona airports


Accepted participants will receive a payments link by email. Your place will only be confirmed after payment of the registration fee.

Selection criteria

The workshop is limited to 75 participants in addition to the invited speakers.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

All applicants are welcome to submit an Abstract and present a poster. Some Abstracts will be selected by the Organizers for oral presentation.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts must be a maximum of 300 words, excluding title, authors and affiliations

Poster specifications

The poster space will be 90 x 120 cm (width x height), which corresponds to A0 portrait 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.



Kenneth H. Wolfe


+353 1 716 6712 (office)

+353 86 821 5304 (mobile)




Hotel Eden Roc

C/Port Salvi 57

17220 Sant Feliu de Guixols

Costa Brava



This EMBO Workshop will be held at Hotel Eden Roc, in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Costa Brava, Spain. Sant Feliu de Guíxols is a small picturesque town situated on the northern Mediterranean coast of Spain, 120 km from Barcelona and 30 km from Girona. The hotel overlooks the sea and is located 1.5 km from the centre of Sant Feliu de Guíxols.

Most of the rooms in Hotel Eden Roc will be twin rooms shared by 2 people. If you know who you would like to share a room with, please enter their name in the registration form.


Travel by plane

Barcelona (El Prat) airport, BCN: The hotel is located 120 km from Barcelona airport, which is served by most major airlines. Shuttle buses to/from Barcelona airport will be provided on the arrival day (Monday 14 October) and departure day (Saturday 19 October).

In addition, Sarbus ( offers bus service between Barcelona BCN airport and Sant Feliu de Guíxols.

Girona airport, GRO: The hotel is located 30 km from Girona (Costa Brava) airport, which is served by Ryanair. Shuttle buses to/from Girona airport will be provided on the arrival day (Monday 14 October) and departure day (Saturday 19 October).

Travel by train

Girona is the nearest train station (30 km). Teisa ( offers bus service between Girona city and Sant Feliu de Guíxols. A taxi from the train station to St. Feliu costs around EUR 60.

Travel by car

Motorway A-7, exit 9 (when traveling from Barcelona), or exit 7 (when travelling from France). GPS coordinates for Hotel Eden Roc are: 41.772841, 3.030318

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