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EMBO Workshop

Cancer cell signaling: Linking molecular knowledge to cancer therapy

11 – 15 September 2020 | Cavtat, Croatia

This EMBO Workshop has been postponed to 16–20 September 2022 due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The organisers of the meeting will be in contact with the participants with further details.

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 June 2020
  • Travel/Childcare Grant Submission Deadline
  • 15 June 2020
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 June 2020
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 30 June 2020
  • Payment Deadline
  • Four weeks after invoice issue

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About the Workshop

The purpose of this EMBO Workshop on cancer signaling is to accelerate our understanding of cancer at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels in order to improve diagnosis and therapy of cancer. In this light, a scientific program has been set up with focus on interdisciplinary approaches and modern technologies such as Omics, single cell analysis, sequencing and imaging.

The workshop will take place at the beautiful Hotel Croatia Cavtat, a conference center that has been hosting previous EMBO workshops. It provides an ideal environment for interactions among participants via lectures, poster sessions as well as for informal discussions.

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 June 2020
  • Travel/Childcare Grant Submission Deadline
  • 15 June 2020
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 June 2020
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 30 June 2020
  • Payment Deadline
  • Four weeks after invoice issue



Registration includes:

  • Access to all sessions
  • All conference materials
  • Welcome buffet
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and finger food during poster session
  • Excursion (dinner not included)
  • Farewell dinner
  • Organized transport from and to the airport on 11th and 15th (if registered on time)

Excluding accommodation.

Accompanying persons must be registered if they wish to participate in lunches, dinners and at the excursion.


We only accept advance payment by bank transfer. Bank details will be provided upon acceptance for participation. Please make sure that all transaction fees are carried by the sender.

Payment by credit card or cash at the conference is not possible.

Terms and conditions of cancellation

Notification of cancellation should be made in writing and sent to the conference organizer: Cancellation before 01st June 2020: a €50 administration fee applies.

Cancellation after 01st June 2020: the full registration fee applies; a refund of the registration fee will not be possible.

Selection criteria

Please note that participants will be selected based on their scientific impact on the conference. It is therefore expected that all participants submit an abstract or, if no poster, short talk or flash talk is to be presented, CV/affiliation (principal investigators) and a motivation letter (students/postdocs), respectively.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should include title, authors, affiliations and summary and be limited to 250 words.


  1. Please do not use capital letters in your title.
  2. Please do not use abbreviations for your affiliation.
  3. Please list all authors.
  4. Please do not provide references.

You can edit your abstract and other submission details at any time before the deadline. Selection of participants will be based on abstracts.

Poster specifications

Dimensions of the poster boards are 0.95 m (width) by 1.35 m (height). Poster board stickers will be provided.

Short talks

Several participants will be selected for short talks from abstracts submitted within the registration deadline.

Flash talks

Several participants will be selected for flash talks from abstracts submitted within the registration deadline.

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available and are allocated on the basis of the quality of the abstract submitted, with priority given to scientists from the countries listed below. Travel grants may be awarded to participants from anywhere only after qualified applicants from priority countries have been considered. All applicants have to justify the reasons for applying for a travel grant. Priority is given to participants of any nationality working in laboratories in: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey as well as from lower income economies.

Travel grants may also be provided to participants of any nationality, working in laboratories in Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan.

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.


Please note that the organizers shall not be responsible for, and shall be exempt from any and all liability in respect of any damage, injury or accident of any person or for loss or damage to his or her luggage or any other property.



Laura Spindler

+49 69 6301 84832




Hotel Croatia Cavtat

Frankopanska 10

20210 Cavtat-Dubrovnik


Tel: +385 20 475 555

Fax: +385 20 478 213



Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and must be organized by the participant.

Participants are offered special rates at the Hotel Croatia Cavtat for the duration of the meeting. If you wish to stay in Hotel Croatia Cavtat, please make your reservation online using the access code EMBO2020. Room contingent is limited and provided on a first-come-first-served basis.

Hotel Croatia Cavtat reservation information:

Accommodation rates (including breakfast)

  • single room: 150 €
  • double/twin room: 170 €
  • city tax: 1,50 € per person per day

Deadline for reservation is August 01, 2020. Afterwards, rooms will be made available for booking by other guests.

Participants who wish to share a double room, but do not have a partner, can contact the conference manager and send them this form (pdf).

On online booking portals, plenty of accommodations are available in the village of Cavtat, which is within walking distance from the conference venue. Please ensure that you make your reservation in time as the area is a popular holiday region in September. The organizers cannot be held responsible for availability and/or level of service of accommodation.


Hotel Croatia Cavtat is only 8 km from Dubrovnik International Airport (DBV). A shuttle bus with fixed departure times will be available for transport on 11th and 15th of September. Detailed information will be sent to participants after the registration deadline. Non-scheduled transportation will be at your own expense.

Dubrovnik can also be reached by sea (e.g. from Bari or Split) and by car. All hotel guests have complimentary access to the hotel’s private parking (no need to reserve).

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