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EMBO Workshop

Evo-chromo: Evolutionary approaches to research in chromatin

11 – 14 May 2022 | Aarhus, Denmark

  • Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 11 April 2022
  • Selected Abstract Presenters Will Be Notified By
  • 18 April 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 11 April 2022

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About the Workshop

Chromatin is the complex of DNA, RNA and protein that is found making up the chromosomes in eukaryotic cells. Chromatin is essential for proper genome function and is involved in chromosome segregation, gene regulation and DNA packaging, protection and repair . Recent explorations into the biology of non-model organisms have revealed an unexpected diversity of chromatin components and mechanisms of chromatin-based regulation. With the rapid emergence of newly sequenced genomes, investigation of the evolutionary dynamics of chromatin has emerged as a powerful and promising interdisciplinary field.

This EMBO workshop will present the impact of genomic and proteomic data mining to reconstruct the evolutionary trajectories of chromatin biology, new experimental tools to explore the diversity of chromatin across a range of new model systems, and how these studies reveal reciprocal impacts between chromatin dynamics and evolution of genome architecture. For this, the workshop gathers experts in the field of chromatin and evolutionary biology in addition to experts pioneering techniques and approaches to study chromatin evolution.

Credit for header image: James Gahan, Richard Wheeler

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 and Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 11 April 2022
  • Selected Abstract Presenters Will Be Notified By
  • 18 April 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 11 April 2022



To register for EvoChromo 2022, please first submit your registration info through the ONLINE REGISTRATION system and then complete the registration by making the registration fee payment in the ONLINE PAYMENT system.

Our hope and aim is to have the EvoChromo workshop as an in-person event. If required due to the pandemic health situation, we will invoke additional health precautions during the workshop or – as a last resort – convert the meeting to an all online format held on the same days. If this happens, registered participants will be refunded the difference in registration fee between the physical and the virtual event.

Registration includes:

  • Accommodation in double room (single room at extra fee on availability)
  • All meals from dinner on May 11 to breakfast on May 14
  • All conference-related materials


Once online registration has been completed, payment should be made via the payment system using the same credentials as for your registration.

Selection criteria

Participation in the meeting will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis until the registration limit is reached.

From the submitted abstracts, our selection committee will prioritize oral presentation opportunities to abstracts based on topic and scientific quality with additional consideration given to a strong representation of early career researchers.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should be submitted online in English and should not exceed 250 words excluding authors and affiliations and title.

Poster specifications

Posters should be in portrait (tall) format and may be up to A0 in size.

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. Priority is given to participants of any nationality working in laboratories in Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey, as well as from EMBC Associate Member States Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan. More information is available on the EMBO Travel Grants' page.

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.



Vibeke Moll Sorensen


Telephone: +4593508518




Helnan Marselis Hotel
Strandvejen 25, 8000 Aarhus C


Standard registration (student / postdoc as well as academic) is for a shared double room. Unless preferred room-sharing partners are noted in the registration, same-gender room sharing will be assigned by the organizer. Single rooms can be booked for an extra fee of 175 euros (limited availability).



The City of Aarhus is well connected via rail, road and to numerous destinations worldwide via its two international airports.


The airports near Aarhus are Aarhus Airport (AAR) and Billund Airport (BLL).


If arriving at Copenhagen Airport by a connecting flight, you can continue to Aarhus with one of the many daily SAS domestic flights available. Transfer time from Aarhus Airport to the city center is 45 minutes. The airport bus from Aarhus Airport to Aarhus (925X; DKK 115 one way), is waiting outside the Arrivals terminal. The departure of the bus is coordinated with most flight arrivals - in case of delays, the bus will wait. The bus takes you directly to Aarhus Central Station. You can buy a ticket on the bus and pay with the following payment cards, if the card has a chip: Dankort, Visa, Mastercard, Visa Electron, V Pay, JCB, China Union Pay, and American Express. You can also buy a printout ticket from the website. More information about the bus service. Taxi fares in Denmark are expensive; a one-way fare from Aarhus Airport to Aarhus is about DKK 650 (EUR 87).


The airport bus from Billund Airport is 912X. The bus takes you to Aarhus Central Station. A schedule of departures can be found here. A one-way ticket is DKK 162, and the trip lasts about 90 minutes. You can buy a ticket on the bus and pay with the following payment cards, if the card has a chip: Dankort, Visa, Mastercard, Visa Electron, V Pay, JCB, China Union Pay, and American Express. You can also buy a printout ticket from the website. More information here. A taxi fare from Billund Airport to Aarhus is about DKK 1200-1500 (EUR 160-200), depending on the time of day and the day of week.


The Danish railway system is operated by DSB and is clean, friendly, safe and efficient and routes connecting Aarhus to Copenhagen run frequently every hour, taking between 3 and 4 hours. Aarhus is mainly connected to Europe by a railway hub in Hamburg, reached within four hours by train. From here you will find connections to larger European cities. Trains leave often from Copenhagen Airport towards Aarhus, from Platform 2. A one-way fare is around DKK 350-430, and the trip lasts about 3½ hours. Please visit this website for more information and to buy a ticket.


To get to the conference venue, Helnan Marselis Hotel, from Aarhus Central Station you have the following options:

  • take the blue bus 100 towards Odder/Malling and get off at ‘Mindeparken/Oddervej’ (9 minutes; tickets can be bought using the Midttrafik app or using common credit/debit cards and Google/Apple Pay on the bus).
  • Take a taxi (about DKK 100)
  • Walk (3 km; about 40 minutes)

About the Area

The conference venue, Helnan Marselis Hotel, is situated 3 km south of Aarhus city center between three of Aarhus’ main attractions:

  • Mindeparken: a large recreational area in front of the Marselisborg royal palace
  • Marselisborg Forrest and Deer Park: a large forrest area including an enclosed woodland area with deer and other wildlife
  • The Bay of Aarhus: the venue is directly situated at the beach overlooking the Bay of Aarhus, only a few hundred meters from the urban art space The Infinite Bridge.

If you would like to experience the vibrant city life or get a cultural experience, this website gives an overview of what to see and where to go in Aarhus.

As part of the conference you will be offered a voucher to visit either the open-air urban history museum “Den Gamle By” or ARoS, of the largest art museums in Northern Europe.

  • Den Gamle By (The Old Town) is a national open-air museum of urban history and culture in Denmark through three centuries. The museum consists of more than 75 historic houses relocated from all over Denmark. Besides the historic houses and the appartments in the 1974 section, there are more than 34 workshops and shops as well as a pharmacy, a school, a post office, a telephone exchange, a jazzbar and much more..

  • Aros is one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe. In addition to a large art collection, you can experience ”your rainbow panorama” with a spectacular view of Aarhus in a circular walkway of colored glass, created by the world-famous Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson.

If you are interested, you can also read about the history and culture of Aarhus.

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