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EMBO Workshop

Protein termini: From mechanisms to biological impact

08 – 11 June 2022 | Bergen, Norway

  • Registration Deadline
  • 11 March 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 11 March 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 18 March 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 29 March 2022

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About the Workshop

The overarching theme of this workshop is the termini of proteins and their major roles in proteostasis and as biological regulators. The N-terminus of a protein is the first to encounter the cellular environment and represents the first opportunity for the cell to steer a protein. During protease action, neo N- and C-termini are generated and further opens up for terminal-directed regulation.

This conference will bring together scientists and students working on the co- and post-translational regulation of proteins, terminal protein modifications and modifying enzymes, and the impact of such terminal modifications at the protein level as well as in a broader biological perspective including human disease and plant homeostasis. The event will be relevant for researchers in the fields of structural biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, systems biology and biomedicine, and encompass model systems and biological regulation in bacteria, yeast, mammals and plants.

The main objective will be to explore the molecular mechanisms, concepts and impact of protein regulation via its termini in order to generate new knowledge and synergistic research efforts.

Topics covered will include:

  • Ribosomes and the nascent chain
  • Structural biology of the ribosome, ribosome associated factors and enzymes acting on protein termini
  • N-terminal and C-terminal protein modifications, including acetylation, myristoylation, formylation, methylation, and arginylation
  • N-terminal methionine excision pathway
  • N-degron and C-degron pathways of protein degradation
  • Oxygen sensing in animals and plants
  • Protein folding
  • Drug targeting

Header image credit: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen

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
  • 11 March 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 11 March 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 18 March 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 29 March 2022



Registration includes:

  • Full conference attendance
  • Coffee, snacks and lunch every day
  • Social events
  • Welcome reception with drink/snacks (June 8th)
  • Dinner (June 9th)
  • Conference dinner (June 11th)
  • Conference bag

Accommodation is NOT included.
Hotel recommendations will be provided (accommodation included for invited speakers only).


Selected participants will be sent payment details.

Please note that no letter for VISA purposes will be provided until payment of registration fee is confirmed.

Please note that EMBO and the organizers shall not be responsible for and shall be exempt from any and all liability in respect of any damage, injury or accident of any person or for loss or damage to his or her luggage or any other property. Please make sure you have sufficient travel insurance to cover all eventualities including cancellation due to Covid travel restrictions.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be chosen based on:

- Abstracts: novelty and relevance for the field

- Balance between different topics within the field

- Gender balance

- Geographical distribution

- Balance between early-stage researchers and seniors

Short talks and Flash talks will be selected based on scientific merit, and the criteria listed above.

Selection will be made by the organizing committee.

Abstract guidelines

Max 350 words.

Should be written in English, submitted via the registration site and include:

- All authors and affiliations

- Background

- Experimental approach

- Key results

- Significance to the field

Poster specifications

Poster should be prepared in a vertical A0 format:

Width: 90 cm

Height: 120 cm

Otherwise free design and fonts.

Poster prizes will be awarded by EMBO Reports and UiB.

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.



Camilla Osberg





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Venue images by Ingvill Arnesen

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Dreggsallmenningen 1
5003 Bergen

Telephone: 0047 55 54 30 00


Accommodation included only for invited speakers. Recommendations will be provided to other participants upon acceptance to the workshop.


Plane: To Bergen Flesland Airport (BGO).

From the airport to city centre: either by the tram Bybanen from the airport to the last stop/Byparken (45 min), and then walk for 15 min, or by airport bus or taxi (30 min).

About the Area

More information about Bryggen here.

“Bryggen is one of Bergen's and Norway's main attractions. Bryggen was built after the great fire in 1702 and is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

The very first buildings in Bergen were situated at Bryggen, which has been a vibrant and important area of the city for many centuries.”

More information on Bergen highlights here.

“Bergen is the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway. As a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture, the Bergen region has the ideal combination of nature, culture and exciting urban life all year around.

In Bergen you can find a range of different accommodation ranging from exclusive hotels to charming Bed & Breakfasts. In Bergen you can also enjoy some of the finest seafood restaurants in Norway. If you are looking for things to do in Bergen, check out the large selecation of activities and attractions.”

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