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EMBO Workshop

From molecules to organisms: An integrative view of cell biology

10 – 15 January 2023 | Goldegg am See, Austria

  • Registration Deadline
  • 3 October 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 3 October 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 18 October 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 November 2022

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About the Workshop

This workshop follows the enthusiastic response to the conference organized in 2017. It responds to the need to revisit the structural and functional organization of cells in order incorporate and address two aspects:

  1. New emerging concepts in membrane traffic: The study of membrane compartments has traditionally focused on single organelles or pathways. Yet, new insights into inter- organelle communication, membrane-less compartments, organelle-dependent regulation of metabolism, physical principles such as self-organization and mechanics in membrane structure and function, prompt us to pursue a more integrated view of sub-cellular organization.
  2. Integrate membrane traffic and membrane biology to a higher level of organization, such as tissues and organisms. Cell biology has to go beyond cells in culture and contribute to the analysis of multi-cellular organisms, during development and in the adult. In this workshop, we aim to gain an integrative and multi-scale perspective of the molecular mechanisms from the sub-cellular to tissue/organism levels. We propose to organize this innovative workshop that can help addressing these challenges. It will therefore focus on new research advances on cytoplasm organization both at the molecular level and subcellular level and bridge it to adjacent fields, such as disease, physics, metabolism and tissue development.

Image credits © Yannis Kalaidzidis (Zerial Group) / MPI-CBG; Gabriele Seethaler

About EMBO Courses and Workshops

EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timeliness, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be female).

Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 3 October 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 3 October 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 18 October 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 November 2022


  • STUDENT/POSTDOC (double room) EUR 840
  • STUDENT/POSTDOC (single room) EUR 930

Registration includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation, including breakfast
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Coffee and/or refreshments during breaks and poster sessions
  • Welcome Reception and Gala
  • Local transport from/to Salzburg airport


Payment can only be accepted by bank transfer. The use of online payment services or credit card payments are not possible.

An invoice with payment details will be provided by the organizers to selected participants.

Selection criteria

We will give preference to young researchers from Europe, in particular young lab heads (less than 5 years independent positions), post-doctoral fellows and PhD students. The selection from this group of applicants will be based on the quality of the science outlined in the abstract. We will also consider selecting individuals whose research would substantially benefit from attending this workshop. For post-doctoral fellows and PhD students we will ask for a letter of recommendation from their supervisor to help clarify the benefits attending the workshop will have for their career.

In the event of the workshop being oversubscribed, the organizing committee will select individual participants based on the following criteria:

  1. Scientific content of abstract
  2. Scientific relevance of conference to participants own work
  3. Number of participants from the same lab and
  4. Date of application.

Abstract guidelines

Participants are welcome to submit abstracts on these topics, (but not limited to):

  • The secretory pathway and unconventional secretion
  • Trafficking and disease
  • Endosomal/ lysosomal pathway and beyond
  • Regulation by signaling mechanisms
  • The inter-organelle communication at membrane contact sites, their role in lipid transfer and autophagy
  • Signaling, membrane traffic and metabolism
  • Membrane mechanics

Abstracts must be submitted using the online abstract submission link. Do not fax, mail or e-mail your abstracts, as they will not be considered. All abstracts must be submitted in English.

Poster specifications

Please bring one printed copy of your poster:

1m x 1.5m (length x height)

The posters will be available for viewing throughout the entire meeting. Each person will give a brief oral presentation. In addition, participants may display ‘virtual posters’ (e.g. live demonstration of research on presenter's laptop).

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, Poland, Portugal, 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.



Sandy Schneider


Phone: +49 351 210 2756




Kultur- und Seminarzentrum Schloss Goldegg

Hofmark 1

5622 Goldegg


Phone: +43 6415 8234-0

Image credits © Gabriele Seethaler


All participants are housed in 2 adjacent hotels, less than 10 metres apart and some smaller hotels around the castle. The hotels are modern and comfortable and offer excellent food. The speakers and participants will occupy all available rooms in one hotel and most of the rooms in the adjacent hotel. This allows us to mingle exclusively and creates a collegial atmosphere. The participants will have breakfast in one of the hotels, while lunches and dinners are served at Hotel Seehof for all participants.



Salzburg airport: 45 minutes’ drive to Goldegg; buses will be arranged.

Munich airport: 240 km from Goldegg.


Schwarzach im Pongau is the closest train station (10 minutes by taxi to Goldegg).

About the Area

Goldegg am See is a small Austrian village about 45 minutes from Salzburg airport.

Goldegg is an attractive, quiet village on a lake, which provides a secluded environment for the workshop. The lectures and poster sessions are hosted in Goldegg castle.

Skiing area Sportwelt Amadé is very close, and offers excellent slopes for downhill skiing. An idyllic cross-country skiing slope is directly in front of the hotels around Goldegg lake.

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