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EMBO Workshop

The DNA-damage response in cell physiology and disease

10 – 14 October 2022 | Sounio, Greece

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 May 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 May 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 31 May 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 10 June 2022

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About the Workshop

The response to DNA damage consists of a complex network of cellular pathways that are activated following damage and which includes cell cycle checkpoints, DNA repair, DNA damage tolerance and engagement of innate immunity. Failure to properly respond to DNA damage leads to genomic instability, an underlining cause of various human genetics syndromes and many age-related diseases, such as cancer for which the DDR is an attractive therapeutic target. This EMBO Workshop will cover various aspects of the causes that drive genomic instability as well as the mechanisms ensuring genome maintenance, their link to human diseases and their potential as therapeutic targets.

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Please ignore any fraudulent company that may contact you for travel and housing arrangement. Housing is included in the registration package and is handled by the organizers.

About EMBO Courses and Workshops

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

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







  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 May 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 May 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 31 May 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 10 June 2022



Registration includes:

  • Accommodation (4 nights from October 10th to October 14th)
  • Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and dinner (including a gala dinner)
  • Transportation to and from Athens International Airport
  • Trip to the temple of Sounio


Payment shall be made on the EMBO registration website.

Selection criteria

In the past this meeting has been oversubscribed, therefore participants will be selected by the organizers based on their submitted abstracts. It is expected that all applicants will submit an abstract. Alternatively a brief CV will also be considered. The criteria for selection will be:

  • Research interest relevant to the scope of the meeting
  • Scientific quality and novelty of the abstract

Abstract guidelines

Abstract should provide a brief overview of the work to be presented and no longer than 250 words.

Poster specifications

Poster size must not exceed 100cm (width) X 120cm (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.

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.

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, Malta, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, 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 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.



Gaëlle Legube





Grecotel Cape Sounio

Sounio Road, 19500 Sounio,

Attica, Greece

Tel.: +302292069700


Students will share a room. Additional nights at the conference venue can be booked.

Please contact Elissavet Tsoura from the Grecotel Hotel for more information.


Grecotel is located 50km away from the Athen International Airport. Shuttles buses will be organized to reach the venue. Cars can also be rented at the airport.

About the Area

The venue is located on the Aegean coast, about 60km south of Athens, facing the temple of Poseidon, one of the most famous archaeological sites in Europe and the second most important ancient temple in Attica. ​

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