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EMBO Workshop

Adherent microbial communities: Quantitative approaches from single cell to ecosystems

10 – 14 October 2022 | Cargese, France

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 25 June 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 25 June 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 5 July 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 July 2022

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About the Workshop

Bacteria form complex spatially structured adherent communities which involve physical forces, chemical gradients and cooperative cell-cell interactions. An integrated view of these processes at all scales from the single cell to mesoscale patterns and ecosystems requires microbiologists and physicists to bridge large disciplinary gaps. To this purpose, the involved scientific communities must not only establish new cross-disciplinary language but also train the next generation of scientists to these emerging challenges. This EMBO workshop aims to fulfill this ambitious goal and connect senior and junior researchers through a series of lectures, seminars and workshops that will zoom in, from single cell approaches, and out, to the ecology of complex microbial consortia.

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 25 June 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 25 June 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 5 July 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 July 2022



Registration includes:

● Registration

● Lodging accommodation

● Meals

● Gala dinner


Payment will be processed via the button above.

Selection criteria

Students, post-docs, scientists and engineers from all the disciplines working in the field of microbiology will be considered. We will pay great attention to the balance of the disciplines and of the generations. Applicants will be asked to submit a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, and up to two letters of recommendation through the workshop website. The subsequent selection, performed by the scientific organizing committee, will emphasize the following criteria: motivation, track records of participants and their labs and most importantly diversity of expertise as judged by their research projects focusing on aspects covered by the workshops. Individuals planning to implement experiments or initiate collaborations across the disciplinary ground covered by the workshop will have special attention. The global aim of the workshop is to create cross interactions between disciplines.

Abstract guidelines

Abstract should be limited to 1500 characters and present the scientific background as well as the ongoing projects of the candidate. The candidates should emphasize their reasons to attend the meeting, what they hope to take from it and how they will contribute to bridge the various fields covered by the meeting.

Poster specifications

Information coming soon.

Any other registration information

Applicants will be asked to submit a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, and up to two letters of recommendation through the registration system.

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.



Mrs Francine Vérin





L’institut d’Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse (IESC) is a conférence center run by the University of Corsica, the University of Nice and CNRS. The Institute housing facilities on site include 26 double rooms, a studio and a villa (for 2-6 persons). Three rooms are fully accessible to persons with reduced mobility.

Participants are often also lodged in the village of Cargèse, in studios and three-bedroom apartments. The village is directly accessible from the Institute by a charming 20-minute walk.


The closest airport to the conference site is Ajaccio Napoléon on Bonaparte airport (AJA), 50 km south of Cargèse.

It is also possible to take a boat from Marseille (company Corsica Linea and La Méridionale) or Toulon or Nice (company Corsica Ferries) and reach Ajaccio by sea.

Cargèse can be reached from Ajaccio by car or by bus. For more info, click here.

About the Area

Visas are not required for citizens of most European countries, permanent residents of a Schengen state, as well as for a number of other countries. If you need a visa, a personal invitation letter may be necessary which you may request directly from the Organizing Committee. Conditions such as the remaining validity of your passport may also apply. Full legal information about entering France from the French embassy here.

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