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EMBO Workshop

Dying in self-defense: Cell death signaling in animals and plants

01 – 05 May 2022 | Crete, Greece

  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 March 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 March 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • Accepted participants will be notified shortly after registration and abstract submission.
  • Payment Deadline
  • 1 April 2022

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About the Workshop

Cell death is fundamental for life of animals and plants. Besides its key role in development, tissue homeostasis and in immunity, dysregulation of cell death has been linked with multiple diseases. The recent discovery that, beyond apoptosis, there are multiple signalling pathways that regulate necrotic cell death in animals has brought new attention to the field. A novel concept is emerging where different types of regulated cell death communicate distinctly with the tissue microenvironment to modulate defensive immune responses and stimulate tissue repair. However, they can also lead to tissue damage and disease both in plants and in animals.

The goal of this edition of the workshop is to bring together researchers working in cell death in animals and plants to discuss the most recent developments in the field. The workshop will have a focus on the molecular and cellular mechanisms that mediate the different forms of cell death and on their effect on the tissue microenvironment. The meeting will provide a unique opportunity for interaction between researchers from both kingdoms, which will bring about new ideas about the common features and underlying mechanisms in cell death signalling and in the tissue responses it elicits both in health and disease.

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
  • 15 March 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 March 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • Accepted participants will be notified shortly after registration and abstract submission.
  • Payment Deadline
  • 1 April 2022



Registration includes:

  • Attendance of the EMBO Workshop and course materials (abstract book, conference bag etc.)
  • Lunch and coffee breaks, drinks during poster sessions and social event during the meeting (1 -5 May 2022)

Accommodation is not included. Accepted participants will receive a code to book accommodation directly at Kalimera Kriti at discounted rates.


Accepted applicants will be sent a link for payment of the registration fee as well as a code for booking accommodation in Kalimera Kriti at a special discounted rate.

Selection criteria

Participants will be selected based on their scientific impact on the EMBO Workshop. A number of participants will be selected for oral presentation on the basis of the submitted abstract. Please indicate whether you would like to be considered for oral presentation or if you prefer to present a poster.

It is expected that participants submit an abstract. If no poster or short talk is to be presented, please briefly explain your motivation for attending the meeting.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should be submitted online.

The abstract (250 words max.) must be typed in plain letters, single-spaced using Arial 10-pitch type letters (justified).

Short talks will be selected by the Organisers from the abstracts.

Poster specifications

The dimensions for the poster should be A0 size (841mm width x 1189mm height, absolute maximum is 950 mm width x 1750 mm height).

As there are no poster printing facilities on site, please check with your airline how poster rolls can be transported.

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.

Specific travel grants and 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 grants

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.



Ana Jesús García-Sáez





Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort

Beach of Sissi

LASITHI 724 00


Phone: 2841 069000



Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and needs to be arranged directly by the participants. Accepted participants will receive a code that they can use to reserve accommodation in Kalimera Kriti at the negotiated discounted rates for this event.

Single occupancy room rate: 134 Euros/night including Half Board for one person

Double occupancy room rate: 72,50 Euros/night per person including Half Board (twin/double rate 145 Euros per room/night)

A City Tax of € 4 per room, per night is payable directly to the hotel and is not included in the above price.

For those interested in sharing a room, the registration site offers the possibility of indicating a preferred partner. If double room is selected but no partner name is provided, the organizers will arrange the matches.

Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort is a five star hotel, idyllically located on the outskirts of the quaint and picturesque fishing village of Sissi near the ancient town of Malia and its Minoan Palace of 2000 B.C. A contemporary retreat combining the elements of the Minoan Palaces’ architecture and inspired by neoclassic features, this highly regarded deluxe resort features a Main Building & three Cretan style villages, harmoniously spread over 60 acres of glorious Mediterranean gardens. The landscape incorporates long sandy beaches with world famous sunsets. The resort is 35 minutes away from the historical Minoan Knossos Palace and Heraklion International Airport.

Kalimera Kriti offers modern facilities with state-of-the-art audiovisual support.


By air through Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”:

Services to Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” are operated daily by Aegean Airlines and various regional and international airlines. Flights from Athens [ATH] to Heraklion [HER], take approximately 45 min. Several low cost airlines operate direct flights to Heraklion from major European cities

Heraklion Airport

By boat from Piraeus:

Ferry services are operated daily by MINOAN LINES and ANEK SUPERFAST. Overnight services from Piraeus to Heraklion take approximately 10 hours.

Local Transfers:

In order to get to Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort from Heraklion International Airport, “Nikos Kazantzakis” (a distance of 42km) you have the following options:

-Two bus shuttles will run on May 1 from Heraklion Airport to the Kalimera Kriti Hotel, at 11:15 and at 15:30. Costs are included in the registration fee.

-In case you want to take a taxi from Heraklion airport to Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort there is a taxi rank outside the airport arrivals hall which will cost around 60 euros.

Visa requirements:

Citizens of the European Union or holders of a valid Schengen Visa do not need a visa to visit Greece.

Citizens of all other countries should contact their nearest Greek Embassy or Consulate in order to obtain information regarding a visa to visit Greece.

The organizers will provide any required documents confirming participation to the Scientific meeting only after registration is confirmed by fee payment.

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