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EMBO Workshop

Muscle formation, maintenance, regeneration and pathology

05 – 10 April 2020 | Gouvieux, France

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 5 March 2020
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 5 February 2020
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 26 February 2020
  • Payment Deadline
  • 5 March 2020

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About the Workshop

This EMBO conference primarily aims to cover the latest (unpublished) data on skeletal muscle development, homeostasis, regeneration, and pathology. To cover in sufficient depth all topics that are in the forefront of contemporary muscle research, the following scientific sessions are planned:

  • Making functional muscle
  • Genomic and epigenomic views of myogenesis
  • Satellite cells and muscle regeneration
  • Homeostasis and aging
  • Modeling and treating muscle diseases.

Leading experts of the muscle field have been invited to present recent unpublished data; further speakers will be selected from submitted abstracts, to ensure gender and geographic balance as well as to grant junior researchers the opportunity to discuss their work with the muscle community. Poster sessions and specific social events will ensure extended interactions between established scientists and junior scientists/trainees. Furthermore, we aim to foster discussions with leading socio-economic stakeholders by attracting patient associations and pharmas.

The meeting venue, surrounded by the historic Chantilly Forest, is situated in an isolated location, conducive to extended scientific discussions. We envisage that this meeting will provide an ideal setting to stimulate new collaborations and breakthroughs in the muscle field, at a fundamental and therapeutic level.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 5 March 2020
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 5 February 2020
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 26 February 2020
  • Payment Deadline
  • 5 March 2020


  • ACADEMIC EUR 1350/1550
  • INDUSTRY EUR 1550/1750

Registration includes:

  • conference material
  • electronic abstract book
  • coffee break beverages and snacks
  • meals (lunch, dinner)
  • farewell dinner
  • social activity (visit of nearby castle and town)
  • transportation to/from CDG international airport (except for the preferential, low-fee registration category of students and post-docs)
  • accommodation in the conference venue and breakfast (except for the preferential, low-fee registration category of students and post-docs): single room (1550-academic; 1750-industry) or double room (1350-academic; 1550-industry)


Payment can be made through this link.

Selection criteria

Scientific excellence will underlie all decisions as well as gender and geographical origin balance, with special emphasis on inclusion of female and early-stage researchers.

1-page CV and 500-word cover letter should be included if the participant wishes to apply for the available "travel grants" or "young researcher participation grants"

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should include information on the project background, methodology, results, and conclusions in under 200 words.

Title, author list, and affiliations do not count in the word limit.

Poster specifications

Posters should be structured in:

1) first row: title-authors-affiliations

2) main body: background, methodology, results, conclusions

3) last row or bottom right corner: logos of funding agencies

Poster size will be announced by e-mail to participants whose abstracts were selected for a poster 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. 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.



Despoina Mademtzoglou




Château de Montvillargenne

6, Avenue François-Mathet -

60270 Gouvieux-Chantilly, France


Single and double rooms are available. The choice between the two is stated during registration. A special low-fee category for students and post-docs is available, but does not include accommodation.


By plane: the closest airport is the international CDG airport of Paris. Shuttle service between the airport and the conference venue will be available for the participants choosing on-site accommodation.

By train: The closest train station is Chantilly Gouvieux. There are regular trains connecting this station to Paris (30-minute trip from the Paris Gare du Nord train station). The station is located 3km from the conference venue.

About the Area

Located in the north of France, Chantilly is a charming region that offers nature-related and cultural activities. Information can be found here.

Visitors coming from abroad often combine visiting Chantilly and the nearby metropolis of Paris (located only 30 minutes away by train).

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