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EMBO Workshop

A 20/20 vision of the future of nuclear receptors

12 – 16 September 2022 | Floriana, Malta

  • Registration Deadline
  • 17 June 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 14 August 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 01 September 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 June 2022

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About the Workshop

Nuclear receptors (NRs) constitute the only reliably druggable class of transcription factors, thereby functioning as both key downstream cellular effectors and direct drug targets. Despite numerous therapeutic innovations and treatments, much remains unknown about the biological processes under the control of NR activity. This EMBO 2022 Workshop on a 20/20 vision of the future of NRs and their role in precision medicine, aims to exploit this unique position of the field (i.e. long track record of singular achievements having high impact in diverse fields of research, remarkable clinical relevance and being at the vanguard of technical and methodological advances) to showcase the future of this important field and to highlight recent advances that will form the basis for the future treatments, diagnostic assays and for assessing the latest innovations. The field is at a critical juncture, and whilst this meeting will continue the very successful EMBO NR conference series, the EMBO 2022 workshop will have a different twist on the theme. The objective of this workshop is to discuss NRs and the role they play, specifically in the future of medicine and medical research, with this meeting functioning as the dawn of the next era for NR biology and medicine.

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
  • 17 June 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 14 August 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 01 September 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 June 2022



Registration includes:

  • Access to all talks
  • Participation in poster sessions
  • Conference materials
  • Lunches and coffee breaks
  • A Welcome Reception on Day 1 including drinks and canapes
  • A Gala Dinner on Day 4

Excluding transport and accommodation


The fee should be paid in Euros by credit or debit card during the registration process via the link above (PAYMENT button).

Participants will receive an invoice/receipt via email.

Selection criteria

Participation at the conference is limited to 220. Seats will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. We will encourage the participation of Academics, PhD students, and Postdocs.

The organizing committee will be responsible for selecting the 12 short talks from the submitted abstracts.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts are limited to 200 words excluding title, authors, and affiliations. All abstracts should be in English. Please enter your abstract via the online registration system. Applicants should indicate if they want their abstract to be considered for an oral presentation.

Poster specifications

Posters will be available for viewing throughout the entire meeting. Presenters are asked to be by their posters during the poster sessions. We recommend posters to be 84,1 cm (W) x 118,9 cm (H).

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.



Christelle Greaves





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Grand Hotel Excelsior

Great Siege Road

Floriana FRN 1810



Rooms for group allocation will be assigned according to the run of house i.e. a mix between sea view and plaza view, unless otherwise contracted.

Participants’ accommodation will be booked by the participants contacting hotel(s) directly using a special link taking them directly to the event’s registration page, where they can select accommodation type (single or double occupancy) and airport transfers as required..

We understand that not all attendees will want to stay at this hotel and might choose adjacent locations, based on price restrictions. There are a number of close hotels that cover the entire price spectrum and all are easily walkable to the Hotel Excelsior.


The Malta International Airport is located in Luqa, approximately 15 km away from this Valletta Hotel and can be easily reached by taxi.

All participants will have the option to book transfers between the Hotel and the Airport at the time they will be booking their accommodation via the online form. Any participants not staying at the Grand Hotel Excelsior, or those choosing not to take advantage of the Hotel’s transport option will be asked to organise their own transport by local buses, taxi or rental car.

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