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EMBO Workshop

Axons 2021: Structure and function

04 – 07 October 2021 | Virtual

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    Virtual event
  • Registration Deadline
  • 27 September 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 17 September 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified
  • immediately
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 September 2021

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About the Workshop

The EMBO Workshop Axons 2021: Structure and Function will be going ahead on the 4–7 October 2021!

Axons are fundamental to information processing in the nervous system, yet remain enigmatic in many basic aspects of their structure, function and plasticity. This EMBO Workshop aims to bring together current leading and early-career (EC) researchers with students, to share and discuss their work in diverse fields of axon biology. Interactive sessions will feature the fields of axon physiology, biophysics, structural biology, cytoskeletal dynamics, neuron-glia organization, activity-dependent reorganization, and axonal disorders. Combining speaker sessions with poster presentations, networking activities and social events will ensure that junior researchers and established scientists share and exchange the latest fundamental insights within a stimulating interactive environment.

The last days to register to our EMBO Workshop is approaching fast!

For all of you who have already registered, please note that invoices for registration have sent, or will be sent, by email from the address

A complete, exciting and detailed program book will be available shortly before the start of the meeting

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you all on October 4!

The organising committee

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.





Detailed programme will become available soon.



  • Registration Deadline
  • 27 September 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 17 September 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified
  • immediately
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 September 2021



Registration includes:

  • Participation to all live sessions
  • Access to the virtual poster meeting platform


Bank transfer

When the selection committee has accepted participants, they will receive an email with the specific bank details to transfer the registration costs.

Selection criteria

All applicants are required to submit a CV. Abstracts submitted for the poster presentations will be evaluated based on the scientific quality and interest of the work in relation to the conference topic. A few abstracts will be selected for virtual oral presentations in the main programme of the meeting.

Abstract guidelines

Maximum 250 words excluding authors and affiliations. Please give a concise description of the research aims and findings, making it clear how these fit with and advance the scientific goals of the Workshop. Figures are not allowed

Poster specifications

Poster should be prepared in landscape A0.


All registrants are required to upload a CV (up to 2 pages).

Registration Fee Waivers

In lieu of travel grants, a number of fee waivers will be available for participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for fee waivers for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a fee waiver. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.

Specific fee waivers are available for participants of any nationality working in laboratories in Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan. To apply, please send an email directly to the meeting organisers justifying your request.

Child care grants

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.




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