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EMBO Workshop

Epigenome inheritance and reprogramming in health and disease

22 – 26 September 2022 | Split, Croatia

  • Registration Deadline
  • 1 August 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 August 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 8 August 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 August 2022

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About the Workshop

Over the past decades, we have seen growing evidence that environmental influences such as diet, stress, or trauma, can induce changes in individuals that are inherited by their children and grandchildren, independently of changes in the DNA sequence. This type of inheritance is often referred to as epigenetic inheritance, however, the biological mechanisms behind this phenomenon remain poorly understood. The proposed workshop will bring together experts in the field of epigenetics to discuss how the epigenome is inherited on the cellular, organismal, and population level in diverse biological contexts. Moreover, the workshop will explore how different biological systems achieve the correct balance between epigenome inheritance and reprogramming, and what sort of ramifications this has for developmental processes, disease etiology, adaptation, and evolution. Numerous recent findings in this rapidly developing field have been fueled by the advent of genomics technologies, which offer ever-increasing resolution and precision for epigenome quantification. Our meeting will thus provide a unique opportunity to discuss how these recent advances have reshaped the field and what challenges we might expect as we move forward to unravel how epigenetics participates in fundamental biological processes.

MedILS photo credits: Aleksandar Topalovic

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
  • 1 August 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 August 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 8 August 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 August 2022



Registration includes:

  • Workshop admission
  • All conference materials
  • Meals (lunch and dinner)
  • Coffee breaks
  • Opening dinner (Mediterranean festival of food and wine)
  • Gala dinner
  • Excursion

The participants will be expected to book and pay for their own accommodation and travel expenses.


After registration and the selection process, you will receive an invitation for registration fee payment.

The payment can be made to the following bank account:

Account holder: MEDILS, Mestrovicevo setaliste 45 / 21000 Split, CROATIA
Bank: HPB – Hrvatska Postanska Banka / Domovinskog rata 49 / 21000 Split, Croatia
IBAN: HR49 2390 0011 1003 3168 1

Please reference: “EMBO Workshop Epigenome MedILS”

Selection criteria

Conference participants will be selected by the organizers. The selection will be made based on the scientific quality of submitted abstracts, relevance to the field, and novelty of presented findings. The organizers will follow EMBO guidelines to ensure optimal gender balance as well as equal geographical representation. Early career researchers, including principal investigators in the early stages of their career, will be given preference during the selection for short talks.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words (excluding title and affiliation).

Poster specifications

Posters should not exceed the following dimensions: 90 cm x 110 cm (width x height).

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.



Irena Rajic





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Venue photo credits: Aleksandar Topalovic

Mestrovicevo setaliste 45
21000 Split


The registration does not include accommodation. However, the organizers and MedILS will ensure special rates for workshop participants at the following hotels:

Hotel Jadran
Hotel Cvita
Cornaro Hotel

For inquiries, please contact: Irena Rajic (

Alternatively, there are numerous apartments in the Meje neighborhood that can be rented via online booking sites and which could be suitable due to its proximity to MedILS.


Split is Croatia's second-largest city and the largest city in the Dalmatia region. Split Airport is located in Divulje, around 25km from the Split center. The airport is connected with major airlines and Croatia Airlines provides a shuttle bus directly from the airport station to the main bus station in Split. From the main bus station, there are public bus lines to the venue. Shuttle buses to and from the airport will be available on the first and last day of the meeting. Depending on conference attendance and the location of the participants, daily shuttle buses will be organized from central locations in Split and/or nearby hotels. Split is also reachable by train and bus lines from Zagreb.

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