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EMBO Workshop

Molecular neurobiology

08 – 12 May 2020 | Crete, Greece

Due to the COVID-19 developments, and the potential health risks posed by travels and attending meetings, this EMBO Workshop on Molecular neurobiology will be postponed to 21-25 May 2021.

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 29 February 2020
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 29 February 2020
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 10 March 2020
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 March 2020

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About the Workshop

Advanced biophysical tools combined with novel cell-biology and in vivo methods have brought about a revolution in molecular neurobiology. This EMBO Workshop will bring together world leading scientists, group leaders and young researchers with a keen interest in the latest science occurring at the interfaces of structural biology, molecular & cellular imaging and neuroscience. Given its cross-disciplinary nature, this EMBO Workshop presents a broad overview of the field, excellent opportunities for discussion, and an insight into the latest technologies. It provides a space for learning, for forging new collaborations, and for presenting ideas that will determine the future of molecular neurobiology.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 29 February 2020
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 29 February 2020
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 10 March 2020
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 March 2020


Single room


Shared room


Registration includes:

  • Registration
  • 4 nights accommodation in single room or shared double room
  • Conference material
  • Coffee breaks drinks during the meeting
  • All food and drinks (all inclusive – unlimited consumption until 23.00)


Payment will be arranged by the local organiser via a website link.

Selection criteria

All participants will be selected based on scientific excellence.

The criteria for selecting speakers from submitted abstracts are:

  • scientific excellence (results and methods)
  • close match with the scientific scope of the meeting
  • young researchers, usually less than 7 years post PhD
  • at least 30% female speakers

Abstract guidelines

One abstract per registrant (maximum 200 words) may be submitted.

The abstract should contain a clear description of the results that will be presented, their biological significance and impact, and the methods employed to obtain the results. The title should be no more than 80 characters including spaces.

Poster specifications

The posters should be A0 (portrait)

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.




Four nights’ accommodation including all meals and drinks is included in the price.

Fodele Beach Hotel includes ~400 spacious and air-conditioned rooms which have a light contemporary decor. All rooms are equipped with cable TV, telephones and WiFi. Gardens, pools and plants are tastefully arranged to match the Rennaissance-style buildings. As an all-inclusive resort, Fodele Beach provides numerous amenities such as a large central restaurant where main meals are served, an attractive bar, designated spaces for activities, sports, entertainment, etc, which are all included in the room price. The hotel incudes a small private beach.

The hotel provides a conference room and a separate poster room. All suitable board and lodging facilities are available (it is an all-inclusive hotel). Also, the hotel is located in a quiet and isolated place.


Fodele Beach Hotel is located on a beach near Heraklion on the island of Crete, Greece. Heraklion hosts the island's largest airport which offers direct international flights to most major European cities, as well as multiple daily connecting flights to Athens' large international airport. The distance to Heraklion's airport is ~30 km. Trans-city buses are available, and taxis to and from the airport are easily available for more individual comfort and convenience.

About the Area

Crete is among Greece's most beautiful islands. It is famed for its rich history and culture, beautiful beaches, local cuisine and mild climate. Average temperatures in May range from 24°C (day) to 14°C (night).

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