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EMBO Workshop

New challenges in protein translocation across membranes

17 – 21 September 2022 | Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 10 July 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 17 June 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 24 June 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 10 July 2022

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About the Workshop

The biogenesis and maintenance of cellular organelles requires sophisticated biological machineries to target proteins to, and translocate them across, their corresponding membranes. Research to date has provided fantastic insights into the molecular mechanisms of an impressive variety of prokaryotic and eukaryotic transport machineries. However, key questions regarding the molecular structures, regulation, and dynamics of these protein transport complexes remain unsolved. Our workshop will focus on the up-to-date advances in our understanding of protein transport, relying heavily on cutting edge techniques. This EMBO Workshop will provide a platform for young and established researchers to enjoy excellent talks, contribute to vivid discussions, and enjoy superb networking opportunities.

Amongst others, the following topics will be discussed:

  • Proteostasis of ER proteins
  • Unusual aspects of protein transport pathways
  • Protein import into peroxisomes
  • Translocation of proteins in chloroplasts
  • Structural aspects of import machineries
  • Mitochondrial biogenesis
  • Secretion systems

This EMBO Workshop was made possible by funding provided by The Company of Biologists.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 10 July 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 17 June 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 24 June 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 10 July 2022



Registration includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals and beverages during conference
  • Social events
  • Transport to/from hotel (at specific times)
  • Excursion
  • Workshop material


Full payment of the registration fee is required after acceptance to the conference.
Payment of registration fees (in EURO) can be made in one of the following 2 ways:

1. Credit card: Visa/Diners, Master Card/Isracard, American Express
Charges will be made upon submitting the form, by Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism (1998) Ltd.

2. Bank transfer: in EURO, to be made upon submitting the form (Available until July 28, 2022), payable to:
Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism (1998) Ltd. / EMBO Spain
FIBI - The First International Bank of Israel
Account number: 007922
Itzhak Sade 7, Tel Aviv, Israel
IBAN Code: IL190310480000000007922
Please ensure that EMBO Protein Translocation and the name of the participant are stated on the bank transfer.

  • Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source, in addition to the registration fees.
  • Please send a copy of the bank transfer to the meeting secretariat at
  • Payments by bank transfer should be received until July 28, 2022.

Selection criteria

If we will get more applications than the site capacity, participants will be selected on the basis of the submitted abstract. The following criteria will be followed:

  • Subject related to workshop topics
  • Priority to young group leaders, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced PhD students
  • Representative distribution of gender and geographical location
  • Priority to participants who can cover topics that are not dealt with by invited speakers
  • Minimal number of representatives from the same laboratory

All selected participants will be requested to present a poster. In addition, a number of abstracts will be selected for either short talk or flash poster presentations.

Abstract guidelines

The Abstract should contain the following information:

  • Title (no longer than 20 words)
  • Authors and affiliations (the presenting author should be underlined)
  • Text (150 – 200 words)

Upon submitting an abstract please indicate whether you would like your abstract to be considered for oral presentation.

Poster specifications

A0 portrait. Maximum width 95 cm, maximal height 150 cm.

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.



Program issues - please contact: Doron Rapaport

Adminstrative issues (registration fees, hotel reservation, transport) - please contact: Ms. Magali Mizrahi




Eden Roc Hotel

Punta de Port Salvi, s/n, 17220 Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Girona, Spain

Tel.: 00 34 972 32 01 00


Accomodation for four nights is included in the registration fee.

PhD students and post-docs are expected to share a double room. A limited number of single rooms are available for PIs and industry participants.

Any additional nights should to be booked and paid individually at the hotel.


By bus

Sant Feliu de Guíxols is connected to Girona, Barcelona, ​​and the rest of the important towns of the Costa Brava by regular interurban bus lines.

Bus shuttle

Bus transfers upon arrival and departure to and from Girona or Barcelona airports will be arranged. Please indicate your interest in such a shuttle service during registration.

By car

The hotel Eden Roc is 120 km from Barcelona, via the AP-7 and the C-35 or 135 km from Perpignan, via AP-7. Once in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Hotel Eden Roc is located at the southern end of the town.

By Plane

The Girona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO), at 31 km away, is a small airport that connects Girona with all of Europe.

The Barcelona Airport (BCN), at 119 km, is the closest international airport with daily flights to the whole world.

By train

The nearest train station is in Girona (30 km from the hotel).

About the Area

Hotel Eden Roc has an unbeatable location on the Costa Brava: on the rocks on a peninsula south of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, peace and tranquility.

This location facing the sea makes the climate very pleasant throughout the year, with temperatures that do not fall below 10ºC in winter, and do not exceed 30ºC in summer.

The hotel is located less than 1 km from the town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, a charming town traditionally dedicated to fishing and nowadays more focused on trade and tourism. Sant Feliu preserves a beautiful old town with narrow streets and historic buildings.

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