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EMBO Workshop

Muscle formation, maintenance, regeneration and pathology

24 – 29 April 2022 | Gouvieux, France

The EMBO workshop has now reached the maximum number for in-person participation. Virtual attendance is now available.

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    Hybrid event
  • Registration Deadline (in-person)
  • Closed
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • Closed
  • Registration Deadline (virtual)
  • 22 April 2022
  • Selected Abstract Notification
  • 7 March 2022
  • Payment Deadline (virtual)
  • 20 April 2022

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About the Workshop

Due to its success we have now reached the maximum number of participants on site. We are therefore proposing now an option for virtual attendance to all the in-person sessions. This will be done as a live stream with the ability to ask questions to the speakers and some opportunities to engage in conversation with others attending virtually.

This EMBO Workshop primarily aims to cover the latest (unpublished) data on skeletal muscle development, homeostasis, regeneration, and pathology.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Leading experts of the muscle field have been invited to present recent unpublished data; further speakers will be selected from submitted abstracts, to ensure gender and geographic balance as well as to grant junior researchers the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 workshop 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.

The safety of our attendees and staff are of top priority. Therefore, we will follow a strict policy requiring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (and booster, if eligible) in order to attend the meeting. Please contact the organizers if you have registered for in-person participation and cannot provide a proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

We will follow all national and local public health requirements applicable at the time of the meeting regarding masks for indoor gatherings.

About EMBO Courses and Workshops

EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).

Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.







  • Registration Deadline (in-person)
  • Closed
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • Closed
  • Registration Deadline (virtual)
  • 22 April 2022
  • Selected Abstract Notification
  • 7 March 2022
  • Payment Deadline (virtual)
  • 20 April 2022


  • STUDENT/POSTDOC (virtual) EUR 75
  • ACADEMIC (virtual) EUR 150
  • INDUSTRY (virtual) EUR 250

Please note that all above prices are tax-inclusive and that participants from European institutions are not expected to be charged the 20% VAT.

In-person 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)
  • accommodation and breakfast at the conference venue (except for the preferential, low-fee registration category of students and post-docs)

Virtual registration includes:

  • access to all the in-person sessions
  • ability to ask questions to speakers using a dedicated forum
  • opportunities to engage in conversation with others attending virtually

Conference registration starts on Sunday 24th April at 3pm. Rooms will be available around 5pm.

Non-attendees guests: If you are sharing the room with a guest not attending the conference, please register for a single-room fee and inform the Organizer at The room will be equipped to host the participant and 1 non-attending guest. The non-attending guest that would like to be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner at the conference site should pay a 550€ fee that will include all the meals from Sunday 24th April to Friday 29th April.


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"

The participants that have not been notified of a short talk presentation and are included in the programme have the opportunity to present their research work as a poster.

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

4) 90cm wide X 120cm height

Travel Grants and Registration Fee Waivers

A limited number of travel grants and registration fee waivers are available for participants.

In order to be evaluated, kindly provide with:

Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizers. Priority is given to participants of any nationality working in laboratories in Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey, as well as from EMBC Associate Member States Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan. More information is available on the 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.



Frederic Relaix





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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.

Due to the low number of attendees interested in the Shuttle service between CDG airport and the conference venue, we have canceled it and propose to either take a TAXI from CDG airport (around 35 minutes drive) to the venue (Chateau de Monvillargenne, 60282 Gouvieux) or get in contact with GROUPE EXECUTIVE TRANSFERTS, Guillaume LEULIER Tél: /

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

Shuttle Service: for the participants with accommodations based in Chantilly, we do offer a round trip transfer service connecting with the venue of the conference, Château de Montvillargenne. This service will be available on Sunday, 24 April (from 9:30 PM to 11 PM) and from Monday, 25 April until Thursday, 28 April (in the morning from 7:30 AM to 9 AM, and in the evening from 9:30 PM to 11 PM). In case you are interested in taking advantage of using this service, please contact the Organisation Assistance Team at

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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