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EMBO Workshop

RNA localization and local translation

17 – 21 July 2022 | Sant Feliu De Guixols, Spain

  • Registration & Abstract Submission Deadline
  • Closed
    For late registration requests, please contact Maria Bacadare.
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • Friday, 13 May 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • Sunday, 23 May 2022

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About the Workshop

RNA is one of the building blocks of life and the mechanisms underlying RNA metabolism are critical for all cellular functions. In recent years, exciting discoveries have shown that targeting mRNAs to subcellular compartments and local translation plays a major role in controlling protein function from unicellular organisms to humans. However, the molecular mechanisms regulating mRNA localization and local translation, and their coordination to produce complex cellular behaviours, remain poorly understood. Interest in this field has increased with high-profile discoveries of liquid- or gel-like properties of mRNPs and the relationship of altered RNA granule assembly and localization to neurological and aging-related disorders. Remarkable technological developments have allowed the visualization of individual transcripts and their translation in single cells and in living organisms. This conference will bring together scientists from different fields and with complementary technical expertise to discuss recent discoveries in mRNA localization and local translation and build new collaborations to advance our understanding of these processes.

Due to the limited number of attendees, the participants will be selected from the applications by the vote of the organizing committee.

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 & Abstract Submission Deadline
  • Closed
    For late registration requests, please contact Maria Bacadare.
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • Friday, 13 May 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • Sunday, 23 May 2022



Registration includes:

  • Accommodation + resort fee
  • Coffee Breaks
  • 4 x Lunch
  • 3 x Dinner
  • 1 x Welcome Reception


The registration fee should be paid only after acceptance to the conference. The results will be announced approximately 2 – 3 weeks after the application deadline.

Selection criteria

Participants will be selected on the basis of the abstract submission. The organizing committee will look for novelty and fit with the theme of the meeting.

All selected participants will give their presentations in the form of posters. In addition, a number of abstracts will be selected for short oral presentations or flash poster presentations.

Participants planning to bring a poster will be given priority, the relevance of the poster to the conference theme will be taken into consideration.

Abstract guidelines

Due to the limited number of attendees, the participants will be selected from the applications by the vote of the organizing committee.

Only registered participants attending the event are eligible to submit an abstract.

After you have logged in and successfully registered, you will receive an email asking you to submit your abstract. Click on the link provided and enter your abstract in the text box provided. Alternatively, you can submit your abstract by clicking on the link on the confirmation page directly after registering. The same login credentials are used for both processes.

Please note:
The title should not exceed 20 words. Only the first word of the title should start with a capital letter and the rest of the title should be in lowercase.

Authors and Affiliations: Please fill in the author’s details as requested in the online form. The compulsory details are: First Name, Last Name, Organisation Name (Affiliation or Company), Country, and Email. Mark only one author as the role of First author and please don’t forget to indicate who will be presenting. The order of the authors will be listed as follows: First Author, Co-First Author (alphabetically if multiple), co-author(s) (in the order added by the submitter).

Character limit: 2000 characters

Presentation Types: When submitting your abstract, you can apply for an oral or poster presentation.

A selection process will take place with the results announced 2 – 3 weeks after the abstract submission deadline.

Poster specifications

A0 portrait, maximum width 95 cm, 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.



Maria Bacadare




Eden Roc Mediterranean Hotel & Spa

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


Accommodation for 5 nights in a shared twin room with another conference participant.

Any additional nights need to be booked and paid personally at the hotel. A limited number of single rooms are available.

American Buffet Breakfast included.



Bus transfers upon arrival and departure will be arranged closer to the time. Please indicate your interest on this while registering


The location is well connected by road:

120 km from Barcelona, via the AP-7 and the C-35 / 135 km from Perpignan, via the AP-7 /700 km from Madrid


Daily flights from all International airports to Barcelona (at 120 Km). Every 20 minutes, the Airportbus will drive towards the city centre. From the North Station, a bus (Sarfa) will leave every hour to Sant Feliu de Guíxols, which is about 2 hours away.


The nearest train station is in Girona (at 30 Km).

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