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EMBO Workshop

When biology of endocytosis meets physics: Emerging mechanisms and functions

10 – 15 September 2023 | Venice, Italy

  • Registration Deadline
  • May 21, 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • May 24, 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • May 29, 2023
  • Payment Deadline
  • June 15, 2023

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About the Workshop

The integration of different disciplines (e.g. cell biology, chemistry, physics) combined with advances in cellular engineering and in vivo quantitative imaging, as well as the development of quantitative biophysical tools, have led to profound mechanistic insights into endocytosis and how it is implicated in multiple cellular functions.

This EMBO Workshop strives to connect disciplines from different fast-moving fields linked to endocytosis, which require a common forum to discuss the latest developments and future directions in an integrated fashion.

The final goal is to uncover novel molecular and cellular networks involving endocytosis by providing concrete examples of how collaborations between researchers from different disciplines are currently leading to fundamental discoveries.

This multidisciplinary approach was a feature of the previous edition of this meeting, where a number of ‘‘joint talks‘‘ were delivered by cell biologists and physicists that have built a long-standing collaboration. This successful formula has now been expanded to include a series of joints talks, covering not only the roles of endocytosis in physiology, but also its involvement in disease and cancer.

For COVID 19 regulations and entry restrictions to Italy, please visit the Italian Ministry of Health Website.

Image by Joanna Podkalicka, Institute Curie, FR

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
  • May 21, 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • May 24, 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • May 29, 2023
  • Payment Deadline
  • June 15, 2023



Registration fee includes:

  • Workshop attendance
  • Workshop material
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and dinners as indicated in the scientific program
  • Welcome Dinner on September 10, 2023
  • Social Dinner on September 14, 2023
  • 22% VAT

Registration fee does not include:

  • Accommodation
  • All the lunches and/or dinners during the free afternoons and/or days
  • All other expenses (i.e.: travel costs, etc.)
  • Bank costs


The registration fee should be paid promptly after acceptance to the workshop (notification by May 29, 2023) and not later than June 15, 2023.

A late registration fee of EUR 50,00 (22% VAT included) must be added after this date.

Payments can be done ONLY by bank transfer, in Euros, payable to:

Fondazione SEMM

Intesa San Paolo Bank

IBAN Code: IT91 R030 6909 6061 0000 0016 223


  • Please ensure that “EMBO Workshop on Endocytosis 2023” and the name(s) of the participant(s) is/are clearly stated on the bank transfer
  • All bank expenses are the responsibility of the participants and should be paid at source, in addition to the registration fee.
  • Fondazione SEMM will issue an invoice upon the receipt of the bank transfer only.
Invoicing Details
Please fill the relevant form according to your need: COMPANY or PERSON

The compilation of such form has to be considered mandatory for a proper invoicing.

Cancellation Policy

  • An attendee who has tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 14 days before the beginning of the workshop, will be reimbursed for the registration fee. The attendee has to send the positive nasal swab to
  • Cancellations received by July 31, 2023: full refund less € 60,00 for handling fee
  • Cancellations received from July 31, 2023 or no-show: no refund

Selection criteria

We have planned the workshop for 120 participants, including 31 speakers.

The primary criteria for selecting participants will be their willingness to present their research. Thus, abstract submission is mandatory through the workshop website.

It will be given priority to abstract presented by young P.I.s, PhD students and postdocs.

Selection on scientific relevance and excellence will be applied.

To allow the maximum number of groups to be represented, we will consider limiting participants to 3 members of the same group (PI not included).

Abstract guidelines

  • Abstracts should not exceed 250 words (excluding title, authors‘ names and affiliations)
  • Applicants are allowed to submit one abstract per registered participant. Different delegates with the same abstract will not be accepted
  • All the abstract will be collected in an abstract book that will be available in a digital form on the workshop website
  • Please be sure that the abstract is in a suitable form for publication; in case of selection it will appear as submitted. The accuracy of the submitted abstracts is authors‘ own responsibility

With the abstract submission the first author (presenting author) gives permission for the abstract, if selected or not for oral presentation or poster, to be published in the digital abstract book that will be available on the workshop website

Poster specifications

Poster sessions will be held at the workshop venue according to the scientific program.

  • Each poster will be identified by a letter (for the session) and a number (for position)
  • Poster board assignment will be distributed at the registration desk during the registration at the workshop on September 10, 2023

Poster size: cm 100 (H) x cm 70 (W)

Travel grants and registration fee waivers

Travel grants and registration fee waivers are available for participants.

Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizers. EMBO travel grants and registration fee waivers are allocated on the basis of the quality of the submitted abstract.

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

Additional travel grants are available for EMBC Associate Member States Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan.

Special travel grants and registration fee waivers

A limited number of travel grants and registration fee waivers are availablefor 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.

Code of conduct

Anti-harassment and non-discrimination policy

This EMBO meeting shall maintain an environment free of harassment and discriminatory behaviour for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, beliefs (religious or otherwise) or manner of articulation.

Harassment and discrimination of attendees in any form, either in person or online is not tolerated.

Attendees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and all communication and behavior should conform to a respectful environment for all.



Organizing Secretariat:

Sabrina Frata


Phone: +39-02-94375037


Angela Miccoli


Phone: +39-02-57489807




San Servolo Island Italy

Phone: +39-041-2765001



The residential centre on the island of San Servolo is an oasis of peace and tranquillity in the heart of one of Venice’s largest parks. The rooms offer breathtaking views over the Venice lagoon or the island’s luxuriant park, home to numerous works of art, centuries-old trees and a variety of plants and flowers.

We booked single, double, triple and family rooms (please be informed that the family rooms have four beds and two bathrooms each and they are strongly suggested for PhD students).

The participants are kindly requested to book their accommodation directly with the residential center:

  • Fill in the attached booking form and send it to
  • Payment of the 1st night of accommodation as booking confirmation (details on the booking form)
  • The number of rooms is limited, so we strongly encourage to book your accommodation as soon as possible after having received confirmation of participation and not later than June 30, 2023 as the hotel allotment will expire.


Full details how to reach Venice by airplane, train and car and then the island of San Servolo are available here.

About the Area

San Servolo island is located in front of San Marco Square, Venice.

Venice, Italian Venezia, city, major seaport, and capital of both the provincia (province) of Venezia and the regione (region) of Veneto, northern Italy.

An island city, it was once the centre of a maritime republic. It has a long and rich history through the centuries. Today it is among the world capitals of contemporary art.

In 1987 Venice and its lagoon were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Venice is timeless and magical.

The soul of Venice is made up 118 islands united together by more than 400 bridges.

Thanks to its framework of canals and narrow streets, you can move around by gondola, by boat or by foot only.

Tourist and travel information about Venice are available here and here.

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