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EMBO Workshop

Physiology and function of histone variants

23 – 25 September 2020 | Badalona, Spain

This EMBO Workshop has been postponed to 22–24 September 2021 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
  • 27 June 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 27 June 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 10 July 2021
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 July 2021

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About the Workshop

The modulation of chromatin structure and function is the basis of epigenetic regulation. The replacement of replication-coupled histones in the nucleosome by histone variants is still one of the least understood aspects of chromatin regulation. Advances in recent years have highlighted the crucial role of histone variants in chromatin dynamics, cell biology, development and disease. We will discuss the latest molecular insights into how histone variants are regulated and how they execute their epigenetic function.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 27 June 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 27 June 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 10 July 2021
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 July 2021



Registration includes:

  • Access to all scientific sessions over three days
  • All catering indicated in the program
  • Electronic abstract book
  • Dinner and closing party

Excluding accommodation


Payment details will be emailed to succesful applicants.

Selection criteria

Participants will be selected on the basis of submitted abstracts. Selection criteria include:

  1. research excellence
  2. novelty of science
  3. relevance for the histone variant field

Abstract guidelines

Please indicate all authors and their short affiliation (Institution, City, Country), a title and short text describing your research. Please limit your abstract text to a maximum of 200 words. All participants will present a poster (default) or a short talk. Please indicate on the abstract submission form if you wish to be considered for one of the short talks by choosing "oral presentation".

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.

Four European travel grants of 375 Euros are available. Priority will be given to researchers from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey as well as other EMBC member states with lower income economies.

Two overseas travel grants of 1000 Euros for participants from Chile, India, Singapore or Taiwan are also available.

Please justify your need if you wish to apply for any of these grants. 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.

Four grants of 250 Euros each are available.






Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC)

Ctra. de Can Ruti

Cami de les Escoles s/n

08916 Badalona

Barcelona, Spain


Participants are expected to arrange their own accommodation. The Barcelona-Badalona metropolitan area offers a large selection of accommodations of all types and prices. We recommend choosing accommodation in Badalona or in Barcelona close to the metro line L2.


The venue is located on the Biomedical Campus Can Ruti in Badalona. Travel instructions provided by our neighbour IGTP.

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