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EMBO Workshop

Organ crosstalk in energy balance and metabolic disease

08 – 11 April 2019 | Sancti Petri, Chiclana, Cádiz, Spain

  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 February 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 February 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 5 February 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 February 2019

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About the Workshop

Obesity affects over 17% of adults in Europe and it is one of the most important predisposing factors for type 2 diabetes and additional associated conditions referred collectively as the metabolic syndrome, which includes elevated blood pressure, high lipid levels, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease.

The overall goal of this EMBO Workshop is to provide the most important and up-to-date research in the field of metabolism. The workshop will focus on understanding the recent progress in adipocyte biology (cell fate and browning), liver metabolism including steatosis and the role of the central nervous system in the control of the energy homeostasis. Special emphasis will be done to highlight the importance of the organ crosstalk and how signaling pathways in one tissue could affect the metabolism in other tissue. The goals of this EMBO Workshop are to provide important new insights into the primary pathogenesis of these disorders, and especially focus on those that might lead to new therapies.

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
  • 15 February 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 February 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 5 February 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 February 2019



Registration includes:

  • 2 lunches, 1 welcome cocktail and several coffee breaks, all with the speakers
  • Accommodation for speakers only


International bank transfers:

Bank name: BANCO BBVA


Account number: 0182/3999/37/0200664662

IBAN: ES9701823999370200664662


Address: Alcalá, 16 28014 Madrid

National bank transfers (within Spanish accounts)



Account number/IBAN: ES37 0049/1500/03/2810355229


It is compulsory to send the bank transfer receipt either by fax +34 91 559 47 89 or by e-mail to the following address: and cc:

Selection criteria

The main criteria for participant selection will be quality and relevance of submitted abstracts.
In addition, the following will be taken into consideration:

  1. gender balance
  2. age-seniority balance
  3. geographic location

Short talks will be selected from abstracts based on quality and novelty.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should ideally describe unpublished material and be limited to 350 words maximum, including references. Please indicate if you wish to present a short talk.

Abstract submission is not mandatory for participation in the workshop.

Poster specifications

Please bring a printed copy of your poster, A0 size, portrait format, width 841mm x Height 1189mm.

We will have three 2-hour poster sessions. This will give participants a chance to present their posters to the speakers and colleagues.

Prizes will be awarded to the best posters presented during the meeting.

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.



Marina Cifuentes


Kristina Bardova

Czech Republic

Veronika Kalendova

Czech Republic

Petra Janovska

Czech Republic

Agnieszka Chabowska-Kita


Maria Salazar


Adriana Rodrigues


Vinnyfred Vincent


Hina Lateef Nizami


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.



María Galán


Sara Cogliati


Marina Badenes


Susan Kralisch-Jäcklein


Agnieszka Chabowska-Kita


Paul Veseley




Guadalupe Sabio





IBEROSTAR Royal Andalus located in Novo Sancti Petri, (Cádiz)- Spain.


Iberostar Royal Andalus offers amazing sea views from its setting on La Barrosa Beach. It is 5 minutes walk from the beach. It has rooms with balconies, 3 outdoor swimming pools, golf courses, and extensive leisure facilities.

The Andalus’ air-conditioned rooms feature simple, bright décor. Each has satellite TV, and a minibar can be requested with extra charges. WiFi is provided for free.

The hotel includes 3 restaurants. Al Andalus offers daily buffet, Manolete is open only in high season and serves á la carte dishes, and Sea Soul offers lunch in summer months.


The closest international airport is Jerez de la Frontera (50 Km).

There will be a bus at the Jerez train station leaving to the Hotel on 8 April at 12:30

There will be also a bus at the Jerez Airport leaving to the Hotel on 8 April at 13:45.

At the end of the meeting there will be a bus:

to Jerez train station on 11 April at 15:00

to Jerez airport on 11 April at at 14:00.

About the Area


The province of Cadiz is the southernmost of the Iberian Peninsula. Cadiz has an ancient history. The Tarshish and Phoenicians visited these lands more than three thousand years ago. It was here that they built the old Gadir (Cadiz) around 1,100 B.C., making it the oldest capital in the West. The Romans and the Visigoths also left their marks here. After 711, it was ruled by the Muslims until Alfonso X. The Wise reconquered it in the middle of the 13th century and it became part of the Kingdom of Castilla.
The province of Cadiz is an exceptional and unique area, whose qualities will delight those people seeking tourism that reflects true cultural, festive and ecological values, together with the authentic and essentially Andalusian customs and monuments.

The province has over 30 castles and fortresses, many of which are in a good state of repair. In the field of religious art, the province also boasts an extraordinary collection of monuments. Good examples of this are the Cartuja in Jerez or the cathedrals of Cadiz and Jerez. As far as paintings are concerned, examples of works by El Greco, Murillo, Zurbarán and Goya can be found in many of the province's churches and museums.

The province boosts a wide variety of natural spaces of great diversity and exceptional ecological value. These natural surroundings have been respected and preserved and include areas of marshland, threatened types of fauna and coastal sectors that are still untouched. Without doubt one of the province's principal natural resources is its wide range of beaches, with white fine sand and transparent water.

A wide variety of beaches stretch along the province's 260 km of coastline. Unspoilt, isolated beaches, others located in towns with many facilities, small coves or large expanses of open sand stretching along several kilometres; family beaches or less crowded ones; areas of calm sea or others swept by high winds, that are ideal for windsurfing.

Cadiz's cuisine is influenced more than anything by the province's wines and by the wide selection of locally caught fresh fish: gilt-head bream, sea bream, sea bass etc, as well as the shell fish: prawns, Norway lobsters, crab claws, sea snails .... and the famous king prawns from Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

Then there are the traditional cheeses, cold cuts and meats from the mountain villages. Anyone who comes to the province should visit the impressive wineries in Jerez, El Puerto de Santa María, Sanlúcar, or Chiclana, where these exquisite wines, such as fino, manzanilla, moscatel, as well as a Jerez or sherry, which has become Spain's ambassador worldwide. You should contact each winery's public relations department prior to planning a visit.

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