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EMBO Workshop

Proteostasis: From organelles to organisms

15 – 19 November 2019 | Ericeira, Portugal

  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 August 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 August 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 1 September 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 September 2019

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About the Workshop

Proteostasis refers to the mechanisms controlling the biogenesis, trafficking and degradation of proteins in cells. Proteostasis impacts on all cellular processes. Imbalances in protein homeostasis may lead to the accumulation/aggregation of misfolded proteins, trigger stress responses, or excessive protein degradation. Proteostasis defects lie at the heart of many human diseases.

This fast moving and diverse field spans a variety of research approaches involving different model organisms (yeast, invertebrates or mammalian systems) and different methodologies (genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology, organismal biology).

The goal of this workshop is to unite expertise from these different disciplines and to discuss recent developments in the field. The sessions will cover: protein biogenesis, protein aggregation, misfolded protein degradation, regulation of proteostasis; proteostasis in organelles, including the Endoplasmic Reticulum and the endolysosomal network; proteostasis in chronic diseases & ageing. The meeting aims to integrate all approaches to the understanding of proteostasis, from the molecular to organismal level.

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 August 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 August 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 1 September 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 September 2019



Registration includes:

Participation in sessions, conference material, coffee breaks, 3 lunches, 4 dinners


Payment information will be provided with notification of acceptance.

Selection criteria

- Scientific excellence of the participant

- Relevance to the theme and objectives of the workshop

- Balance of: gender, young/established investigators, EU/outside EU investigators.

Abstract guidelines

Abstract maximum length is 200 words.

Poster specifications

A0 size - Width x Height - 841 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.






Hotel Vila Galé Ericeira

Largo dos Navegantes

2655-320 Ericeira, Portugal

GPS N38º 57' 37.29' - W9º 25' 03.58'


All participants in the workshop will be accommodated in Hotel Vila Galé Ericeira in single rooms or shared double rooms with private bathrooms. Rates are in € (Euro) per night on bed and breakfast basis.

Single Room € 70

Double Room (2 persons) € 82

Per Person Sharing a Double Room € 41

Room reservations should be done directly with the hotel (, mentioning “EMBO Proteostasis Workshop”.

The number of single rooms is limited. If reserving a shared room, please advise with whom you will be sharing the room. Otherwise, please inform of your gender and age.


The Hotel Vila Galé Ericeira is located 40 minutes by car or public transportation from Lisbon International airport. Ericeira is located by the Atlantic Ocean and is an old and historical small fishing village.

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