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EMBO Workshop

Molecular biology of mitochondrial gene maintenance and expression

15 – 19 May 2022 | Bro, Sweden

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential health risk currently posed by travels and attending international meetings, this EMBO Workshop has been postponed from 17–21 May 2020. The program will be updated in due course.

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About the Workshop

We are hopeful that many of you will be able to attend the EMBO workshop in 2022 and we are looking forward to exciting talks and discussions on the molecular mechanisms and expression of mitochondrial genes.

itochondrial gene maintenance and expression is essential for aerobic energy conversion and, therefore, for cellular homeostasis and viability. The mitochondrial genome (mtDNA) encodes key subunits of the oxidative phosphorylation system and RNA components necessary for intramitochondrial translation. All other protein factors mediating mtDNA replication and repair, transcription, post-transcriptional RNA processing and translation are encoded in the nuclear genome. Dysfunction of these mechanisms underlies a great variety of human diseases. Despite recent developments in the identification and characterization of mtDNA maintenance and expression factors, their molecular mechanisms remain often poorly understood. In this workshop we intend to highlight and expose the current frontiers in our understanding of the basic molecular regulatory mechanisms of mitochondrial genes by covering four major topics: 1) Maintenance of mtDNA, 2) Mitochondrial transcription and RNA maturation, 3) Mitoribosome and translation, and 4) Mitochondrial genes in cell homeostasis. The meeting will assemble a group of leading molecular and structural biologists and biochemists studying these processes in various model organisms using interdisciplinary approaches. The planned meeting will be essential to solidifying concepts and defining priorities and new directions, helping to understand the basic, fundamental molecular mechanisms of maintenance and expression of mitochondrial genes.





Given that science is continuously developing, the program for the 2022 workshop may vary from the current program and will be announced in the fall. Please visit for updates.

Note that participants, who have paid the registration fee by card will automatically be refunded. Others will be contacted by the organizers for their bank details.



  • Registration Deadline
  • TBA
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
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  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
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  • Payment Deadline
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  • ACADEMIC SEK 10,750 (double room)
  • ACADEMIC SEK 12,250 (single room)
  • INDUSTRY SEK 20,000

Registration includes:

  • Accommodation in single or twin room on site
  • Meals and coffee breaks
  • Participation in sessions
  • Workshop material
  • Transport to and from the venue on the first and last day of the workshop


Payment should be made here.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be asked to submit an abstract describing the work they plan to present at the meeting. We will base our selection of participants on how well this work fits into the workshop general theme. We will also make sure to have an even gender balance and a wide geographical representation of participants. We will give preference to young scientists and PIs at an early stage of their career in the selection of the short talks. Twenty-one short talks will be selected.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should ideally describe unpublished material and be limited to 350 words maximum, including references. Please indicate if you wish to present a short talk. The abstract should display all authors and their full affiliation, a title and a short text describing your research.

Poster specifications

Posters will be portrait, A0 format (height 119 cm x width 84 cm).

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.



Michal Minczuk





Sånga Säby Hotell & Konferens

Sånga-Säbyvägen 187

179 96 Svartsjö



Accommodation will be in single or twin rooms depending on preference and availability.



Sånga Säby is located close to Arlanda, the main Swedish international airport.

By car (40 minutes from Stockholm, 1h from Arlanda)

Drive towards Bromma Airport and Brommaplan. At Brommaplan drive towards Ekerö via Drottningholm castle. At the Tappström roundabout, turn off towards Färentuna and continue on this main road (Färentunavägen) for about 12 km. Turn off into a winding country road (follow signs for Sånga Säby) and drive about 5 km to Sånga-Säby.

By public transport (1h 10 min from Stockholm)

Take the green metro line towards Hässelby or Åkeshov. Get off at Brommaplan. From Brommaplan there are buses to Sånga-Säby (bus 176 from Brommaplan to Stenhamra. You change bus in Stenhamra to bus 317). The bus tour takes about 45 minutes from Brommaplan to Sånga-Säby. For current bus times and travel planning visit SL's website or call SL Traffic Information, tel. +46-(0)8-600 10 00

By shuttle bus:

There are two organized bus shuttles from the bus station Cityterminalen, located adjacent to Stockholm main station (T-Centralen), to Sånga Säby – DETAILS TO FOLLOW

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