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EMBO Workshop

Axons 2021: Structure and function

02 – 06 October 2021 | Barga, Italy

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 30 July 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 July 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 August 2021
  • Payment Deadline
  • 23 August 2021

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About the Workshop

The EMBO Workshop Axons 2021: Structure and Function will be going ahead on the 2–6 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

We are doing everything we can to make this a live on-site meeting, in which remote participation also will be made possible via an online platform. Currently, we strongly encourage you to register quickly and to indicate whether you plan to attend in person or virtually. No fees are payable at the present time, but registrations for in-person attendance are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis and subject to eligibility criteria outlined in detail below.

The workshop is organised as a hybrid meeting allowing on-site and virtual participation. Developments of Covid-19 and international travel restrictions are monitored and we will make a final decision in due time as to whether the workshop will be –as a last resort– fully virtual. In the latter scenario, on-site registrants will be refunded up to the amount for the virtual registration fee. Make sure you sign up for updates and follow us on Twitter @EMBOaxons2021 for all the latest information!







  • Registration Deadline
  • 30 July 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 July 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 August 2021
  • Payment Deadline
  • 23 August 2021


  • STUDENT/POSTDOC (on-site) 900 EUR
  • STUDENT/POSTDOC (virtual) 100 EUR
  • ACADEMIC (on-site) 1100 EUR
  • ACADEMIC (virtual) 250 EUR
  • INDUSTRY (on-site) 700 EUR*
  • INDUSTRY (virtual) 250 EUR

*(excl. accomodation)

Registration includes:


  • Access to on-site and virtual meeting environment
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Access to full resort and wellness-center
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Coffee breaks
  • Gala dinner
  • Welcome reception
  • Wine tasting


  • 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. In case the organizing committee decides for a fully virtual meeting, participants registered for in-person meeting will be refunded up to the amount of the virtual registration fee or pay virtual registration fees only.

Selection criteria

Register quickly! All applicants, both on-site and virtual, will be evaluated according to a first-come first-serve basis as well as the scientific excellence assessed from the CV. Priority will be given to those who will present their recent work in the on-site or virtual poster sessions and assessed according to the scientific quality of the abstract and interest of the work they intend to present.

Selection for short on-site talks:

Applicants willing to be considered for a short talk must be early career researchers (not yet lead a research group). The selection will be based on the combination of submitted abstract and CV, with care taken to align these presentations with the overall scientific scope of the meeting. Priority will be given to on-site applications for a short-talk.

All selection decisions will be taken by the organizing committee. In these decisions, the committee will ensure that disciplines, career stage (where appropriate), geographical location and gender will be balanced as much as possible.

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 boards are 1.2 x 1.2 meters. Poster presenters are encouraged to use landscape A0.


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

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.

In lieu of travel grants, a number of fee waivers will be available for participants.

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.



Susanne Bechtel


Tel: +49 6221 54 4056




Marriott Hotel

Via Giovanni Pascoli

55051 Castelvecchio Pascoli LU



Registration includes double/twin room accommodation.

Graduate students are encouraged to share a room.


The Il Ciocco Tuscany resort is located about 75 km from Pisa Airport Galileo Galilei (PSA) or about 100 km from Florence Airport (FLR).

Parking is included in registration.

About the Area

Tuscany holds one of the most beautiful sceneries in all of Italy, well known for its rustic artistic villages with slanting red-tiled roofs, ancient settlements draped over the foothills of the Apennines and mazes of stone and marble. The Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort is located on the hills between chestnut forests and olive trees near the centuries-old and best-preserved cities of Lucca and Barga, in the middle of some of the best-preserved Renaissance bulwarks in all of Tuscany.

The Resort offers a wide range of indoor, local outdoor activities or visits to the beautiful surrounding medieval villages. There are swimming pools and a wellness center at the resort and they offer bike rentals, guided walking tours in surrounding historic villages. Guests can choose to participate in cooking courses to recreate indigenous dishes or relax in thermal spas available in Bagni di Lucca. A Golf Club is located in the middle of the Garfagnana Valley.

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