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EMBO Workshop

Energy balance in metabolic disorders

03 – 06 October 2022 | Malaga, Spain

  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 July 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 July 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 19 July 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 19 July 2022

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About the Workshop

Obesity affects over 17% of adults in Europe and it is one of the most important predis-posing factors for type 2 diabetes and additional associated conditions referred collectively as the metabolic syndrome, which includes elevated blood pressure, high lipid levels, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease.

The overall goal of this EMBO Workshop is to provide the most important and up-to-date research in the field of metabolism. The workshop will focus on understanding the recent progress in adipocyte biology (cell fate and browning), liver metabolism and its crosstalk with microbiota as well as how all these alteration in metabolism might affect heart disease. Special interest will take the importance of the organ crosstalk and how the signalling in one tissue could affect the metabolism in other tissue. The goals of this EMBO Workshop are to provide important new insights into the primary pathogenesis of these disorders and especially focus on those that might lead to new therapies.

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 July 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 July 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 19 July 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 19 July 2022



Registration includes:

  • Two lunches, one welcome cocktail and several coffee breaks, all with the speakers
  • Accommodation for speakers only

Payment details


Avda de Villagarcía, 7

15706 Santiago de Compostela


Phone: 0034 981599256

Selection criteria

  • Each applicant will be requested to submit a short abstract summarizing his/her project and how the workshop might be useful in the future. Abstracts will be used to assess which applicants could benefit the most
  • Each applicant will be expected to have a basic prior knowledge in metabolism
  • Fair distribution of applicants from different countries and scientific institutes
  • Fair gender distribution
  • Fair seniority distribution: students, postdocs, scientists and industry participants.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should ideally describe unpublished material and be limited to 350 words maximum, including references. Please indicate if you wish to present a short talk.

Poster specifications

Please bring a printed copy of your poster, A0 size, portrait format.

We will have three 2-hour poster sessions. This will give participants a chance to present their posters to the speakers and colleagues.

Prizes will be awarded to the best posters presented during the meeting.

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. More information is available on the EMBO Travel Grants' page.

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 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.



Francisco Javier Cubero





Melia Costa del Sol Malaga

● Located on the Paseo Marítimo beachfront in Torremolinos, 7 km from the International Airport and 12 km from the AVE train station in the centre of Malaga

● Come up and visit some of the best Mediterranean rooftop areas with swimming pools and Bali beds: Sky & Sea, open to all; and The Level Rooftop, only for The Level guests (Both for guests aged 16 and over)

● Rest in comfortable rooms and wake up to the welcome of a beautiful sunrise in our Suites with a terrace and frontal sea view. Revel in the exclusivity and the most distinguished service: The Level

● The Beach. Enjoy great cuisine and relaxation on the beach at our new beach bar. Facing the hotel and with the best atmosphere, a dining area, sunbeds, and cocktails.

● Thalasso Spa with dynamic seawater pool, 2 massage cabins, sauna, steam room, and fitness area.

● Fully equipped Convention Centre. A total of up to 12 meeting rooms with space for 10 to 400 people.

Located right on the beachfront in Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Meliá Costa del Sol is the best place to stay regardless of whether you are travelling for business or pleasure thanks to its excellent location, extensive and comfortable facilities, and the quality of its services.

The hotel provides rooms and suites with fabulous sea views. Different dining spaces including a beach bar with a sunbed area. Pool terraces with spectacular views and an outdoor pool facing the sea. 350 m2 spa. Fitness area. Car park (with charge). Convention Centre with up to 12 meeting rooms for up to 400 people.


The meeting will be held at Meliá Costa del Sol (see link above) located in Málaga, Spain.

To book the hotel you can use this link.

You can find there several premium standard hotels around the area.


Public transport

● Train Torremolinos Train Station 0.3 km

Closest airports

● Malaga Airport 5.9 km (you can connect to the airport by public train RENFE Cercanías Torremolinas (300 m from the hotel)

● Malaga Airport (IATA: AGP, ICAO: LEMG), officially known as Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Málaga-Costa del Sol) is the fourth busiest airport in Spain after Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca.

● From the airport in Malaga take the C1 line to Torremolinos. It would take around 30 minutes.


Madrid - Malaga

Of the 8 trains that leave Madrid for Málaga every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 416 km distance in an average of 2 h 43 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 26 m. The slowest trains will take 2 h 52 m and usually involve a change or two along the way.

From the Ave train station in Malaga take the C1 line to Torremolinos. It would take around 30 minutes.

About the Area

Things to Do in Malaga: the 15 Must-See attractions & best places to visit

1. The Alcazaba of Malaga
2. Gibralfaro castle
3. Malaga Roman theater
4. The Malaga Cathedral
5. Museums to visit in Malaga
6. Malaga beaches
7. La Concepción Historical Botanical Gardens
8. The Atarazanas market
9. Soho neighborhood
10. Montes de Malaga Natural Park
11. Caminito del Rey
12. Nerja caves
13. Marbella
14. Ronda
15. Granada

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