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EMBO | The Company of Biologists Workshop

Membrane shaping and remodeling by proteins

09 – 12 November 2023 | Kunming, China

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 31 October 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 October 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • TBA
  • Payment Deadline
  • 25 October 2023

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About the Workshop

The EMBO COB Workshop on "Membrane shaping and remodeling by proteins" will focus on exciting new developments in Cell Biology where the morphology and dynamics of lipid bilayers play important roles. These areas include organelle biogenesis, endocytosis, and vesicular trafficking. While several mechanisms for the shaping and remodeling of membranes have been proposed, in most cases, specific proteins seem to be involved in the generation of membrane curvature, membrane fusion, and fission. This symposium will discuss the different protein-based mechanisms by which membrane shaping and remodeling are induced to achieve important biological functions.

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

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
  • 31 October 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 October 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • TBA
  • Payment Deadline
  • 25 October 2023



Registration includes:

  • Attendance to all workshop activities

  • Meals and coffee breaks during the conference and official networking events

  • Conference material

Accommodation is not included in the registration fees.
A conference hotel with discounted room rates for workshop delegates will be announced later to accepted delegates.


Payment instructions will be sent to successful applicants once the selection procedure is complete.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be asked to submit an abstract and a short CV. The main criteria for selecting participants will be excellence in science based on past accomplishments and interest in membrane shaping and remodeling. We will give preference to young scientists (Ph.D. students and post-docs) and PIs at the early stages of their career.

Abstract guidelines

The abstracts should contain the following information:

  • Title of abstract
  • Authors
  • Affiliations of authors
  • Body of abstract: 1 paragraph, citations and references are not allowed

Abstract should not exceed 200 words.

Poster specifications

90 cm wide (36 in) and 150 cm high (59 in)

The poster must be in portrait format.

Travel grants and registration fee waivers

Travel grants and registration fee waivers are available for participants.

Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizers. EMBO travel grants and registration fee waivers are allocated on the basis of the quality of the submitted abstract.

Applicants do not need to apply separately for these but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered.

Additional travel grants are available for EMBC Associate Member States Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan.

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, Luxembourg, Poland, 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 grants

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional childcare 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 childcare grant and specify the sum that you will need.

Code of conduct

Anti-harassment and non-discrimination policy

At EMBO, we believe that harassment and discriminatory behaviour are unacceptable in any setting. EMBO's code of conduct is applicable for all participants of this EMBO meeting and can be found here.



Junjie Hu

Phone: +861064886852




Crowne Plaza Kunming Ancient Dian Town

No.18 Huanhu South Road
Jinning District
Yunnan Province
650600 P.R.China
Tel:+ 86-0871-67891000


For those who intend to share rooms, please find a roommate by yourself.

To receive discounted room rates (code: 2023MSRP), please make a reservation by contacting the hotel directly, as follows:
Agent name: Yang Yang
Tel: 86-0871-67891000, 86-13648853698


The nearest airport in Kunming is Changshui International Airport (KMG). It is approximately 70 km from the Airport to the course venue. It is convenient to use taxis to and from the airport to your hotel.

Alternatively, public transportation is available as a high-speed train; It is approximately 22 km from Kunmingnan Railway Station. Taxis are available and the journey to the meeting venue takes about 30 mins.

About the Area

Useful information about Kunming and the surroundings of the conference venue can be found online here.

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