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EMBO Workshop

Dendrites 2020: Dendritic anatomy, molecules and function

27 – 30 June 2020 | Heraklion, Greece

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 1 May 2020
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 22 February 2020
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 10 March 2020
  • Payment Deadline
  • 10 June 2020

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About the Workshop

Dendrites are thin processes extending from the cell bodies of neurons. Since the majority of synaptic connections reside in dendrites, they provide the primary substrate for inter-neuronal communication. Beyond their role as conducting cables, dendrites of many neuron types contain a rich repertoire of ionic mechanisms that allow them to perform complex nonlinear computations. As a result, dendrites have been suggested to play a key role in information processing in the brain.

The goal of this EMBO Workshop is to bring together scientific leaders from around the world whose latest work on molecular, biophysical, anatomical, computational and/or functional aspects of dendrites can further our understanding of how these beautiful structures contribute to different brain functions and their abnormalities.

With the backdrop of an informal yet spectacular setting on the Greek island of Crete, the meeting has been carefully planned to not only satisfy our scientific curiosity but to also foster discussion and encourage interaction between attendees well beyond the traditional presentations. In this spirit, this EMBO Workshop will also dedicate half a day to addressing key issues of concern particularly for young researchers such as gender, work-family balance, open science and data sharing.

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Programme

 

Registration

  • Registration Deadline
  • 1 May 2020
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 22 February 2020
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 10 March 2020
  • Payment Deadline
  • 10 June 2020

 

  • STUDENT/POSTDOC EUR 150
  • ACADEMIC EUR 250
  • INDUSTRY EUR 700

Registration includes:

  • Conference materials
  • Coffee breaks
  • Welcome reception
  • Lunches
  • Gala dinner

Excluding accommodation

Payment

Payment will be made directly through the activated online registration page which is linked to the bank’s secure server.

Selection criteria

Participants will be selected based on the submission of scientific abstracts. Abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee and evaluated according to their relevance to the topic of the workshop, their merit, and the significance of their scientific findings. Efforts will be made to ensure that at least 30% of participants are female researchers.

With respect to young researchers, the workshop will have sessions (4-5 talks of 20 minutes each) where young researchers (postdocs or students) will be selected to present their work. The selection will be based on the scoring (relevance, merit and significance) of submitted abstracts. The top 4–5 abstracts will be selected, taking into account the percentage of female authors. Our goal is that at least 2/5 of the young speakers are female.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should describe the latest work on molecular, biophysical, anatomical, computational and/or functional aspects of dendrites to further our understanding of how these beautiful structures contribute to different brain functions and their abnormalities.

Abstracts should be no longer that 600 words plus references. There are no formatting requirements. Please use the online submission system and copy-paste your text in the specified locations.

Poster specifications

Poster size A0 - Poster board dimensions are 1.00m x 1.00m with actual display area of 80cm width x 94cm height.

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.

 

Contact

Margaret Balothiari

Mitos S.A.

Science & Technology Park of Crete

100, N. Plastira Str.,70013 Vasilika Vouton

P.O. Box 1447, Heraklion 71110

Tel: + 30 2810 391911

Email: info@mitos.com.gr

 

 

Venue

Aquila Atlantis Hotel

2, Ygias Street

GR – 71 202

Heraklion – Crete

Tel: +30 2810 229 103

Fax+30 2810 226 265

Email: info.at@aquilahotels.com

Accommodation

Accommodation should be booked directly though the Aquila Atlantis Hotel through this link.

Rates:

City View

Comfort Single 82,00€

Comfort Double 97,00€

Harbour View

Executive Single 99,00€

Executive Double 108,00€

Rates include breakfast

Rates do not include residence tax (4€ per room, per night) which is payable by guests directly to the hotel upon arrival.

A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted rate for the conference participants and we encourage you to book your hotel reservation as soon as possible since June is classed as high season and the rooms will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Additional accommodation in nearby hotels is provided at low rates. More information can be found here.

Transport

The Aquila Atlantis Hotel is situated in the centre of the city of Heraklion, 7 km west of Heraklion Airport (Kazantzakis International Airport) and can be reached by bus or taxi.

Heraklion Airport is directly connected to Athens International Airport with around 10 domestic flights run daily by Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. There are also other direct scheduled airline connections from major European cities as well as many charter flights from most European countries. You can travel to Heraklion, Crete from anywhere in the world via Athens, the capital of Greece.

Alternatively, one can use the ferry-boat connecting Heraklion with the harbour of Piraeus (Athens). Connection is offered by Minoan Lines and the overnight trip takes about 7 hours.

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