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EMBO Workshop

RNP network dynamics in development and disease

29 September – 02 October 2019 | Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Registration Deadline
  • 5 July 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 9 June 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 14 June 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 12 August 2019

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About the Workshop

The dynamics of ribonucleoprotein complexes (RNPs) is increasingly recognised as an important driving force of development and disease. Mutations causing cancer or neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) often act by changing the dynamics of RNP assembly and disassembly. This meeting will bring together scientists who study the roles of RNPs in development or disease with diverse methods, such as RNP interactomics, CLIP, computatonal modelling, biophysics and imaging. It will offer an opportunity to exchange knowledge and discuss future opportunities to further integrate the following complementary approaches:

  • transcriptomics and proteomics of protein-RNA networks
  • dynamics of RNPs through phase separation
  • biological roles of RNPs in development, cancer or neurodegeneration

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
  • 5 July 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 9 June 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 14 June 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 12 August 2019



Registration includes:

  • Admission to all lectures
  • Lunches and coffee breaks
  • Workshop material
  • Admission to Get-together Party
  • Two dinners including Gala dinner
  • Ticket for the funicular transport to the castle


When you have been notified that your application is accepted, a link to the payment site will be emailed to you. At that point please make your hotel and transfer bookings. Please complete your booking and registration with the conference webpage using the follwing link.

Selection criteria

Presenters of short talks will be selected based on the quality of their submitted abstracts by the program committee. Where possible preference will be given to young scientists and a fair representation of gender will be taken into consideration. Selected poster authors will be asked to provide a 15min short oral presentation. In addition, 28 poster presenters will be encouraged to highlight their poster with a brief 4minute talk during a session designated for this in the programme.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts contain full information on the authors and be limited to up to 2,000 characters. Please indicate if you would like for the abstract to be considered for an oral presentation or only for a poster presentation.

Poster specifications

Posters should be printed in A0 portrait format. There will be sticky pads or pins available to attach to poster boards

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. In this regard, a child-care facility will be arranged on site (Ljubljana castle), with costs of an insured childcare provider partially covered by the EMBO child care grant.

Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like use this facility.



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Ljubljana Castle,

Grajska planota 1,

1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

The meeting will be organised at Ljubljana’s historic castle within its conference centre. It is a major touristic landmark, with a large courtyard and space for coffee-breaks and social interaction. The catering service is offered on site, and dinner will be held in the castle hall.


The participants need to pay for the accommodation by themselves, and will be offered several discounted accommodation options.


Participants need to arrange their own transport. the Ljubljana Airport is located 25 km from the conference venue. Shuttles from the aiport can bring you to any location in Ljubljana and can be booked here.

Other nearby airport options are:

Klagenfurt Airport, Austria: 85 km

Trieste Airport, Italy: 130 km

Zagreb Airport, Croatia: 140km

Venice Airport, Italy: 230 km

Shuttles from all of these airports can be booked in advance at‎.

About the Area

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