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EMBO Workshop

Cancer cell signaling: Linking molecular knowledge to cancer therapy

16 – 20 September 2022 | Cavtat, Croatia

  • Registration Deadline
  • 30 June 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 June 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 July 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 25 August 2022

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About the Workshop

The purpose of this year’s EMBO workshop on cancer signaling is to accelerate our understanding of cancer at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels in order to improve the diagnosis and therapy of cancer. In this light, a scientific program has been set up with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches and modern technologies such as Omics, single-cell analysis, sequencing, and imaging.

The workshop will take place at the beautiful Hotel Croatia Cavtat, a conference center that has been hosting previous EMBO meetings in the past. It provides an ideal environment for interactions among participants via lectures, poster sessions as well as informal discussions.

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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
  • 30 June 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 June 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 July 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 25 August 2022



Registration includes:

  • Access to all sessions
  • All conference materials
  • Welcome buffet
  • Coffee breaks, lunches, and finger food during the poster session
  • Excursion (dinner not included)
  • Farewell dinner
  • Organized transport from and to the airport on the 16th and 20th of September (if registered on time)

Excluding accommodation.

Accompanying persons have to be registered if they wish to participate in lunches, dinners, and at the excursion.


We only accept advance payment by bank transfer. Bank details will be provided upon acceptance for participation. Please make sure that all transaction fees are carried by the sender.

Payment by credit card or cash at the conference is not possible.

Selection criteria

Please note that participants will be selected based on their scientific impact on the conference. It is therefore expected that all participants submit an abstract or, if no poster, short talk or flash talk is to be presented, CV/affiliation (principal investigators) and a motivation letter (students/postdocs), respectively.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should include title, authors, affiliations, and summary and be limited to 250 words.


  1. Please do not use capital letters in your title.
  2. Please do not use abbreviations for your affiliation.
  3. Please list all authors.

Please do not provide references.

Short talks:
Several participants will be selected for short talks from abstracts submitted within the registration deadline.

Flash talks:
Several participants will be selected for flash talks from abstracts submitted within the registration deadline.

Poster specifications

Dimensions of the poster boards are 0.95 m (width) by 1.35 m (height). Poster board stickers will be provided.

Information for abstracts, posters, and short talks

You can edit your abstract and other submission details at any time before the deadline. Selection of participants will be based on abstracts.

Terms and conditions of registration

Notification of cancellation should be made in writing and sent to the conference organizer: embo2020@uni-
For cancellation before 1 June 2022, an administration fee of €50 will apply.
For cancellation after 1 June 2022, the full registration fee will apply, a refund of the registration fee will not be possible.

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.


Please note that 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.






Hotel Croatia Cavtat

Frankopanska 10
20210 Cavtat-Dubrovnik

Tel: +385 20 475 555
Fax: +385 20 478 213


Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and has to be organized by the participant.

Participants are offered special rates at the Hotel Croatia Cavtat for the duration of the meeting. If you wish to stay in Hotel Croatia Cavtat, please make your reservation online using the access code: EMBO2022. Room contingent is limited and provided on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Hotel Croatia Cavtat reservation information:

1. Accommodation rates (including breakfast):

  • Single room: 150 €
  • Double/Twin room: 170 €
  • City tax: 1.50 € per person per day

2. Deadline for reservation is 18 August 2022

3. Cancellation policy:

  • 16 days prior to the date of arrival, reservation can be canceled free of charge
  • 15 – 5 days prior to the date of arrival, 1 overnight stay is charged
  • within 4 days prior to the date of arrival, all overnight stays are charged

Participants, who wish to share a double room, but do not have a partner, can contact the conference manager (PDF form).

On online booking portals, plenty of accommodations are available in the village of Cavtat, which is within walking distance from the conference venue. Please ensure that you make your reservation in time as the area is a popular holiday region in September. The organizers cannot be held responsible for the availability and/or level of service of accommodation.


Hotel Croatia Cavtat is only 8 km away from Dubrovnik International Airport (DBV). A shuttle bus with fixed departure times will be available for transport on the 16th and 20th of September. Detailed information will be sent to participants after the registration deadline. Non-scheduled transportation will be at your own expense.

Dubrovnik can also be reached by sea (e.g. from Bari or Split) and by car. All hotel guests have complimentary access to the hotel’s private parking (no need to reserve).

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