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EMBO Workshop

Eukaryotic RNA turnover and viral biology

20 – 23 June 2023 | Brno, Czech Republic

Deadline for registration extended till 31 May 2023. Please send your abstract for the poster by email to

  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 May 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 18 April 2023
  • Abstract for Poster Session Deadline
  • 15 May 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 30 April 2023

  • 31 March 2023

  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 May 2023

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About the Workshop

Viruses are major human pathogens that cause a wide range of infectious diseases, representing a constantly recurring challenge to the health of individuals and the functioning of human society. Only a profound understanding of viral biology will provide the basis for developing and improving antiviral therapies. While RNA turnover has long been studied in the context of cellular gene regulation and quality control mechanisms, the interplay between RNA turnover and viral life cycles is only now emerging as a key component of virus-host interactions. For example, Herpes viruses, Poxvirus, Influenza virus and SARS-Coronavirus encode ribonucleases that cleave host mRNA and thereby support virus reproduction. Flaviviruses such as Dengue virus, West Nile virus and Hepatitis C virus encode a non-coding RNA that blocks Xrn1, a major cellular exoribonuclease, as a means to escape from an antiviral activity. The endonuclease RNase L is another component of the mammalian antiviral defense system, highlighting the importance of ribonucleases in the encounter of viruses with their host cells.

This EMBO Workshop will bring together molecular biologists working on basic mechanisms controlling RNA turnover with virologists exploring RNA turnover in the context of virus-host interactions, and propel the scientific exchange in this emerging area of research.

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 May 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 18 April 2023
  • Abstract for Poster Session Deadline
  • 15 May 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 30 April 2023

  • 31 March 2023

  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 May 2023


    Early Bird
    EUR 300
    EUR 350
    EUR 180
    Early Bird
    EUR 450
    EUR 500
    EUR 200
    EUR 700
    EUR 300

Registration includes:

  • Full access to the conference for four days
  • Refreshments during the days, light dinners
  • Farewell dinner in Augustinian Abbey
  • Guided tour in Mendel Museum
  • Workshop materials, abstract book (pdf)

Excluding accommodation


Early bird - 7.1.2023 – 17.3.2023
Academic Registration Fees Early bird
Student and Postdoc Early bird

Full - 18.3.2023 – 19.5.2023
Academic Registration Fees Full
Student and Postdoc Registration Fees Full

Industry - 7.1.2023 – 19.5.2023
Industry Registration Fees

Virtual - 7.1.2023 – 19.5.2023
For payment of virtual fees, please contact us by email at

The participation fee must be paid by credit card. The payment instructions will be sent by email after the registration or can be found in the registration system. The invoice will be sent automatically after payment.


The conference must receive notification of cancellation in writing to .

Payments may be partially refunded subject to the following cancellation fees:

Cancellation received by April 20, 2023 – forfeit $100

Cancellation received starting April 20, 2023 – non-refundable

Payments can be transferred in full to a new/substitute attendee in lieu of cancellation.

If new travel restrictions are imposed after April 20 which make it impossible for a registrant to attend, refunds will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Contact person:

Andrea Minaříková

+420 54949 5832

Selection criteria

Abstract rewiew approved by organizational committee.

Abstract guidelines

  • Title
  • Presenter, Contributor, Principal Investigator (Institution, Scientific Department, City, Country - for all above-mentioned)
  • Text of abstract (maximum 300 words)
  • Abstract must be sent to email

Poster specifications

Posters A0 format required (841 × 1189 mm or 33.1 × 46.8 inches), oriented in portrait (vertical).

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.

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 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.

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.



Šárka Fajtlová

Tel: +42077811706

Copy to:

Dana Černošková




Hotel International Brno

Husova 16, 659 21 Brno, Czech Republic


Accommodation is possible in the conference venue. The accommodation is on hold.

Please book your room here

Other options for accommodation:

Hotel Continental 70EUR/per night (10 minutes walking distance from the conference venue)

Hotel Passage 80EUR/per night (15 minutes walking distance from the conference venue)


How to get to Brno

You can comfortably get here by air, bus, train or car. Please see instructions and a map below.

We recommend checking the traveler's websites' (below) before the trip, due to the current world situation.


Brno - Tuřany Airport

Visitors of Brno can use International Airport Brno-Tuřany, which provides flights to London/Stansted and other charter destinations. Airport is located 12km/20 minutes from the city center and you can easily take a taxi or the express bus, which is directly located outside the entrance to the airport terminal.

Brno 904/1, Tuřany, Czech Republic, Phone: +420 545 521 111


The visitors can use International Prague Airport and Brno is also well connected to international airport in Vienna (Austria).

Vienna International Airport

There is no direct flight from Vienna to Brno because of too short distance. Easiest transportation from Vienna airport to Brno is with bus operator RegioJet. Tickets are available to purchase online at the website.

Einfahrtsstrasse, Schwechat 1300, Republic of Austria, Phone: +43-1-7007-0


Václav Havel Airport Prague

Easiest transportation from Prague is with bus operator RegioJet. Tickets are available to purchase online at the website.

K Letišti 6/1019, 160 08, Prague 6, Phone: +420-220-111-888.


RegioJet is a reliable bus and train company.

Universal bus/train search engine and public transport planner -


Brno is located on the main Czech highway D1 and D2. For highways and some bigger roads it is necessary to have a highway sticker, which is for sale at the border crossing, petrol stations, post offices and in the motor clubs.

Maps link

About the Area


CEITEC leads a path to global scientific recognition through science based on synergy and collaboration, in order to achieve a regional knowledge-based economy. CEITEC has been created to catalyse the existing basic and applied research in South Moravia to reach new levels. Its purpose is not only to provide its researchers with the best equipment and new laboratory facilities, but to engage in scientific discovery at a glo­bally competitive level. To achieve this, CEITEC is aiming to retain and recruit scientifically talented people which can address important research questions.

The building of CEITEC was awarded as Building of the Year 2014.

About Brno

Brno is a center of South Moravia and a country city of the South Moravian Region. With its 400 000 inhabitants it is after Prague 2nd biggest city in the Czech Republic. Brno is also a center of judicial power, which separated geographically from the legislative power, and it has a significant tradition of trade fairs and congresses too. The city is focused on science, research and innovations and is well-know for a very important scientist – Gregor Johann Mendel. You can find here 14 universities and Brno is on the list of Top 10 Erasmus Cities. There are many theatres, museums, and galleries and free time activities. There is a great system of public transport, high quality services or an excellent beer for 1 € as well.

Explore Brno and check out a tourist portal. You can get a Brnopass here

What to see in Brno?

Vila Tugendhat

Spilberk Castle

Mendel Museum of Masaryk University

Cathedral of St Peter and Paul

Central European Exhibition Centre

Old Town Hall

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