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EMBO Workshop

The cell cycle: One engine – many cycles

17 – 20 October 2022 | Konstanz, Germany

  • Registration Deadline
  • 20 September 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 20 September 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 21 September 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 5 October 2022

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About the Workshop

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The regulatory network known as the cell cycle is fundamental to the life of all eukaryotic organisms. The challenge in cell division research is to understand the mechanistic principles of the key processes and to integrate them into a cyclical or linear sequence generating viable daughter cells. Cell cycle research has succeeded in ordering these processes into a generic or “text book” cycle. However, this concept does not reflect the remarkable ability of the cell cycle “engine” to orchestrate a variety of cell divisions. These include not only embryonic, somatic, and meiotic divisions, but also divisions controlled by developmental context or physical factors, and the aberrant divisions of cancer cells. The EMBO Cell Cycle Workshop 2022 will therefore emphasise the question of how the basic cell cycle machinery is modified to generate different types of divisions. Working across different model systems and approaches, the cell division field has recognized the need for a common “language” in the form of mathematics and physics. This EMBO Workshop will therefore promote exchange between numerous disciplines to generate a new understanding of how the cell cycle creates the diversity of life.

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
  • 20 September 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 20 September 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 21 September 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 5 October 2022



Registration includes:

  • Workshop admission
  • All conference material
  • Meals (lunch and dinner)
  • Coffee breaks
  • Gala dinner
  • Excursion/social event

Registration fee does not include accommodation. The organizers have reserved rooms at the venue and a close-by hotel. Please state your preferred accommodation upon registration. For details, please see Accommodation section.


After the registration and selection process, you will receive by email an invitation for registration fee and accommodation payment and the payment details.

Selection criteria

We have planned the workshop for max 130 participants, including 25 invited speakers. Participants will be selected by the organizers. We encourage (but do not strictly mandate) all participants to contribute to the meeting in the form of a poster or a talk. As in previous EMBO Cell Cycle Workshops, the form of the contribution (poster/talk) will be chosen by the organizers based on abstracts submitted to the workshop website. The organizers will aim for proper gender balance and geographical representation. Early career researchers will be given preference during the selection for talks.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words (excluding title, author names, and affiliation).

Poster specifications

Posters should not exceed the following dimensions: 90 cm x 110 cm (width x height).

Any other registration information

Please indicate your choice of accommodation. The organizers have reserved rooms in the Steigenberger Inselhotel (the meeting venue) and the hotel ibis Konstanz (700 m/9 min from the venue, across the bridge).

Travel grants and registration fee waivers

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

Applicants do not need to apply separately for these but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered.

Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizers. More information is available on the EMBO Travel Grants' page.

Special travel grants and registration fee waivers

A limited number of travel grants and registration fee waivers are available for scientists working in Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia and Turkey. Grants are allocated on the basis of the quality of the submitted abstract.

A maximum of 700 Euros per participant are available to cover registration fees, travel, and accommodation (no additional subsistence costs can be covered). To apply, please indicate the itemized amount requested in the travel grants section of the registration form.

Child care grants

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional childcare 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 childcare grant and specify the sum that you will need.



Name: Ulrike Goldschmitt
Address: Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Am Klopferspitz 18, 82152 Martinsried, DE
Phone: +49 89 85783100




Steigenberger Inselhotel, Auf der Insel 1, 78462 Konstanz, DE

Additional accommodation:

ibis Konstanz, Benediktinerplatz 9, 78467 Konstanz, DE


Invited speakers will be accommodated at the Steigenberger Inselhotel, which makes all of its rooms (70) available to the workshop. 35 of these rooms are single, and 35 can be used as either single or double room. The remaining participants will be accommodated at the hotel ibis Konstanz (Benediktinerplatz 9, 78467 Konstanz, DE), which is located within walking distance (700 m/9 min) of the meeting venue. The organizers have reserved 50 rooms at the ibis Konstanz hotel, all of which can be used as either single or double room. All participants will take lunches and dinners together at the meeting venue.


Steigenberger Inselhotel:

Single: EUR 155 x 3 = 465; double: EUR 235 x 3 = 705

ibis Konstanz:

Single: EUR 115 x 3 = 345; double: EUR 157 x 3 = 471 (breakfast included)

Please state your preferred accommodation upon registration.


Konstanz is linked by a 1 hour (70 km), direct train connection to the international airport of Zurich (every half hour, ~25 EUR). Konstanz train station is located within walking distance (650 m/8 min) of the meeting venue (taxi fare, EUR 8) and well connected to the German railway network. With regard to environmental concerns, we note that Konstanz can be reached by train from Munich, Frankfurt, or Paris within 5 hours or less, involving a single change of trains.

About the Area

The Steigenberger Inselhotel is located within a park on a small island on Lake Constance (Bodensee), connected to the city of Konstanz by a short bridge. Via the bridge, the hotel is within easy reach of the train station (650 m/8 min) and the city. The hotel has a large lecture hall (450 m2, 130 seats in classroom configuration) with flexible seating arrangement, featuring state of the art audio-visual facilities. The hotel provides generous space for coffee breaks (in the foyer, 276 m2) and poster sessions (in the aisles of the lecture hall). In addition, it has a large terrace directly on the waterfront, accessible for the entire meeting.

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