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EMBO Workshop

Protein quality control: From molecular mechanisms to therapeutic intervention

21 – 26 May 2023 | Srebreno-Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 February 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 February 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 1 March 2023
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 February 2023

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About the Workshop

Protein quality control pathways rely on a complex network of molecular chaperones, protein degradation machinery, and tightly regulated protein recruitment mechanisms to safeguard proteostasis under physiological and stress conditions. Failures in these pathways lead to a broad spectrum of diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and a range of motor neuron diseases.

The workshop addresses all aspects of protein quality control from underlying molecular mechanisms to medical implications and therapeutic interventions. It brings together scientists from diverse fields of expertise ranging from molecular, structural, and cell biology to biomedicine, and incorporating research on all scales from molecular to cellular to organismal. Our goal is to discuss the newest results, identify synergies and make a common effort to answer the most pressing questions in the field.

We foster a friendly, inclusive atmosphere, encouraging scientific interactions amongst participants, accelerating scientific progress, and facilitating translational medicine. A good balance between researchers from different career stages will ensure knowledge is disseminated between research groups and between generations of scientists, providing the right mix of continuity and innovation.

The workshop takes place at the southern tip of the Adriatic coast, directly at the water front, just 10 km south of Old Town Dubrovnik, a late-medieval city known for its Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque monuments.

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 February 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 February 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 1 March 2023
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 February 2023



Registration includes:

  • Conference registration (access to all sessions)
  • 5 nights double room accommodation at Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel (single room available for Academic and Industry level upon request at an additional €300 as long as available)
  • Meals, including gala dinner
  • Coffee breaks
  • Excursion to Dubrovnik old city
  • Shuttle service to and from Dubrovnik Airport will be provided on arrival day (May 21) and departure day (May 26). Attendees arriving/leaving on other dates are responsible for their own transportation.


Payment can only be made by credit card and in Euro. The organisers are not responsible for any additional currency conversion charges made by the participants' bank.

Charges and invoicing are handled by Conventa grupa, Croatia.

Selection criteria

Participants will be selected based on the submitted abstracts or, if no poster or short talk is to be presented, on their cv/affiliation (principal investigators) or motivation letter (students/post-docs). We will aim for a broad coverage of countries, institutions, and research fields. We will also pay attention to achieving a good balance between scientists at different stages of their careers.

Please be aware that the number of participants is limited and it is therefore possible that the workshop will fill up before the registration deadline.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and should include a title, all author names and their full affiliations. The name of the poster/short-talk presenter should be underlined.

Poster specifications

Posters should be portrait orientation and A0 format (119 cm high x 84 cm wide).

Poster presenters are responsible for mounting and removal of their posters. They are expected to be available at their poster for discussion during their assigned session.

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.

Additional Information

Please note that EMBO and the organisers shall not be responsible for, and shall be exempt from any and all liability in relation to any damage, injury or accident of any person or for loss or damage to his or her luggage or any other property.

It lies in the responsibility of the participants to be aware of any travel restrictions and visa requirements. Participants must arrange their own health and travel insurance.

Cancellation Conditions:

Registrants who are not selected for participation will be refunded in full.

Notification of cancellation should be made in writing and sent to the conference

Cancellation before 15 February 2023: The registration fee will be refunded minus €150 cancellation fee.

Cancellation before 15 April 2023: The registration fee will be refunded minus 30% of the original price and €150 cancellation fee.

Cancellation after 15 April 2023: A refund of the registration fee will not be possible.



Jasmin Gattlen





Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel

Šetalište Dr. F. Tuđmana 17
HR-20207 Srebreno
+385 20 601 500


The Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel is a beachfront hotel with direct access to the beach. It is located in Srebreno at the Dubrovnik Riviera and is just a few minutes drive from the World Heritage Site of Dubrovnik.
The distance to Dubrovnik airport is only 11 km.


Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel can be reached easily from Dubrovnik Airport (11 km) by taxi or by rental car.

Shuttle buses are provided on the arrival day and departure day of the conference.

About the Area

Google map with map markers for Dubrovnik Airport, Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel, and Old Town Dubrovnik.

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