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EMBO Workshop

Molecular and cell biology of septins

12 – 15 September 2021 | Berlin, Germany

  • Hybrid event icon
    Hybrid event
  • Registration Deadline
  • 1 August 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 August 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 August 2021
  • Payment Deadline
  • 1 September 2021

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About the Workshop

Septins, GTP binding proteins that assemble into filaments, are recognized as a unique component of the cytoskeleton. Important for their roles in cytokinesis, septins have also been implicated in various cellular processes including membrane dynamics, vesicle trafficking, and host-pathogen interactions. Many new advances have greatly improved our understanding of septin function in vivo. This EMBO Workshop will concentrate on recent findings and their impact on human diseases.

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
  • 1 August 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 August 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 August 2021
  • Payment Deadline
  • 1 September 2021


  • STUDENT/POSTDOC (virtual) EUR 75
  • STUDENT/POSTDOC (in-person) +200 EUR
  • ACADEMIC (virtual) EUR 75
  • ACADEMIC (in-person) +400 EUR
  • INDUSTRY (virtual) EUR 200
  • INDUSTRY (in-person) +800 EUR

Registration includes:

Online only:

  • Access to all sessions and online receptions/meet the speaker.

Personal attendance:

  • Access to all sessions
  • All conference material
  • Historical tour
  • Welcome reception
  • Breakfast, Tea breaks, lunches and dinners


You will be informed in due course on how to provide payment.

Selection criteria

Please note that participants will be selected based on their scientific impact on the conference. It is therefore expected that all participants submit an abstract or, if no poster or short talk is to be presented, CV/affiliation (principal investigators) and a motivation letter (students/post-doc), respectively.

Short talks

Several participants will be selected for short talks from abstracts submitted within the registration deadline.

The selection will be made by the organizers together with an international scientific committee.

Abstract guidelines

Max length: 5000 characters

Poster specifications

Dimensions of the poster boards are 0.95 m (width) by 1.35 m (height).

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.

In lieu of travel grants, a number of fee waivers will be available for virtual participants.

Specific fee waivers are available for participants of any nationality working in laboratories in Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan. To apply, please send an email directly to the meeting organisers justifying your request.

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.



Manuela Gibson

+49 30 838 59517




Harnack Haus

Ihne-Strasse 16 - 20

14195 Berlin



Accommodation is available on site and can be booked at the Harnack House.

Please mention the meeting and your registration ID.

Terms and Condition of Registration

Notification of cancellation should be made in writing and sent to the conference organizers:

Payment will be completed by bank transfer. Payment by credit card or cash at the conference is not possible.


Transportation details can be found at BVG Berlin Journey Planner website, from Berlin main station, from Tegel airport, and from Schoenenfeld airport.

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