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EMBO Workshop

Inter-organelle contacts biology

25 – 30 September 2022 | Pula, Italy

Postponed to summer 2023

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  • Abstract Submission Deadline
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  • Payment Deadline
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About the Workshop

For decades, studies in cell biology have focused on discovering the functions and dynamics of individual organelles. However, organelles do not exist only as single units, but also as part of entities formed through contacts between two or more distinct organelles. In fact, the recent years of studies on inter-organelle contacts have revealed that complex cellular functions, biochemical processes and signaling pathways are governed at the sites where heterotypic organelles come into contact with each other. This paradigm shift has spurred a new gold rush of research in cell biology that is transforming our understanding of cell physiology, signaling and metabolism in health and disease.

This EMBO Workshop on inter-organelle contacts biology, now at its 3rd edition, aims at bringing together the community of scientists in this field to share their work, experience, expertise, and vision. It also aims to promote collaborations, to update the nomenclature, and to foster initiatives that, ultimately, will help scientists in biomedical research to capitalize on the opportunities offered by this new field of cell biology. To that end, this year’s edition features an extended program and a large number of long- and short-talks to be selected from submitted abstracts.







  • Registration Deadline
  • TBC
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • TBC
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
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  • Payment Deadline
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Registration includes:

  • Participation to all scientific events at the Flamingo Resort Hotel
  • Shuttle service from the Cagliari International Airport (CAG) to the Flamingo Resort on September 20, 2020
  • Shuttle service to the Cagliari International Airport (CAG) from the Flamingo Resort on September 25, 2020
  • Conference materials
  • Coffee breaks
  • Gala dinner
  • Discounted rates for all-inclusive accommodation at the Flamingo Resort Hotel (please see details below, and in the booking form)

Accommodation is not included and must be booked separately. Participants are strongly encouraged to book their accommodation at the Flamingo Resort Hotel, where discounted rates have been secured for meeting participants.

Rates for 5 nights incl. breakfast, lunch, dinner, WiFi, and access to beach and pool are:

Students and postdocs:

455 EUR (in double occupancy room)

All other participants:

560 EUR (in double occupancy room)

735 EUR (in single occupancy room)

Upgrades to deluxe rooms are also available at discounted rates. A PDF file of the booking form containing details and instructions can be downloaded here.


The registration fee should be paid promptly after acceptance to the meeting and no later than June 22, 2020.

Payments can be done only by bank transfer, in EUR, payable to:

Bank: Credito Emiliano (CREDEM)

Account holder: Comitato per l'organizzazione del Workshop EMBO Inter-organelle Contacts Biology

Swift: BACRIT21155

IBAN: IT37F0303212100010000339484

Branch address: Filiale di via Annibale da Bassano 35, 35135 Padua, Italy

  • Please ensure that “EMBO IOCB 2020” and the name of the participant are stated on the bank transfer.
  • Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source, in addition to the registration fees.
  • Please email a copy of the bank transfer to the meeting administrator, Ms. Elena Pasquato.
  • Payments by bank transfer must be received no later than July 1st, 2020. After this date, a late registration fee of 200 EUR must be added.

Registration fee cancellation and refund policy

Cancellations must be notified in writing to the meeting administrator, Ms. Elena Pasquato.

For cancellations made before June 15, 2020 the reimbursement will be done in full, minus 20 EUR for management fees; after this date, no reimbursement will be made.

Selection criteria

Academic participants will be selected by the scientific organizing committee, on the basis of novelty, anticipated impact and scientific quality of the submitted abstracts. Priority will be given to participants actively contributing to the meeting in form of a poster presentation. Participants that do not intend to present a poster should describe their current research interest and the reasons why they would like to attend this workshop.

Abstract guidelines

Maximum abstract length is 250 words, not including title, authors and affiliations, and should be submitted through the web interface. Define all non-standard abbreviations at first use.

Poster specifications

Posters must be printed in A0 format (size: 84.1 x 118.9 cm; 33.11 x 46.81 inches).

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.



Anne Hamacher-Brady


Luca Pellegrini





Flamingo Resort Hotel

SS 195, Km 33, 800,
Santa Margherita di Pula, Sardegna
IT 09010



Attendees are advised to book their accommodation at the meeting venue, the Flamingo Resort Hotel, as soon as possible.

Please note that the number of single rooms and room upgrades are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that booking your accommodation at the Flamingo Resort with the meeting’s secured discounted rate is possible only after payment of the registration ree. Register early to secure your preferred accommodation.

A PDF file of the booking form containing details and instructions can be downloaded here.


The Cagliari International Airport (CAG) is situated at only 43 KM (27 miles) from the Flamingo Resort; this venue, therefore, can be reached by taxi at a cost of approx. 90 EUR, or by renting a car at the airport.

Shuttle bus service to the Hotel Flamingo from the Cagliari International Airport (CAG):

A complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided to meeting participants that will make request of it. The bus will leave from/to the airport at regular intervals on the first day of the meeting, as well as in the morning of Sept 25. Sign-up for this service will be opened closer to the meeting date.

Directions to get to the Flamingo Resort by bus from the Cagliari airport and from the town of Cagliari:

At the airport, take the ARST bus to Cagliari: it will stop right inside the bus station of the town of Cagliari. From there, take the ARST bus that goes to the village of Sant’Anna Arresi but get out at the village of Santa Margherita di Pula (approx. 50 minutes ride). From there, either take a taxi or walk to the Flamingo Resort, which is located approx. 1 KM from the bust stop.

About the Area

Sardinia is a beautiful island, with amazing historic, artistic, and culinary traditions: don’t miss the opportunity to visit it! Information on optional guided tours during the meeting’s free time will follow.

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