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EMBO Workshop

Ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins in health and disease

09 – 13 September 2022 | Cavtat, Croatia

Registrations are closed.

  • Registration Deadline
  • EARLY-BIRD: 2 May 2022
    REGULAR: 30 June 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 June 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 2 – 3 weeks after the abstract submission deadline
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 June 2022

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About the Workshop

The past 30 years have witnessed the evolution of research on the highly conserved modification of proteins and lipids by ubiquitin (Ub) and related ubiquitin-like (Ubl) polypeptides from scientific curiosity to one of the most active fields in biology. The exceptional interest in this field stems from the central role of these modifications in cell, tissue, and organismal homeostasis. Indeed, dysregulation of Ub/Ubl-dependent pathways are directly linked to numerous human diseases such as cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, viral/bacterial infections, metabolic decline during aging, and pathologies of the inflammatory and immune responses. Although still at early stages, manipulating these pathways for therapeutic or biotechnology applications is of great interest to the academic and private sectors and holds tremendous promise.

This EMBO Workshop will explore Ub/Ubl networks in different organisms, focusing on the similarities and differences in fundamental properties, to elucidate the wiring of Ub/Ubl networks in health and disease.

The primary goals of this meeting will be: i) present an overview of current knowledge with the latest research discoveries and cutting-edge approaches; ii) foster the development of trainees and junior scientists; iii) promote collaborations among leading scientists from diverse backgrounds and newcomers in the field; and iv) accelerate translational research.

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
  • EARLY-BIRD: 2 May 2022
    REGULAR: 30 June 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 June 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 2 – 3 weeks after the abstract submission deadline
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 June 2022


  • STUDENT/POSTDOCS (early bird) EUR 450
  • ACADEMIC (early bird) EUR 500

Registration includes:

  • Conference material
  • Access to all sessions
  • Meals and coffee breaks during the sessions as shown in the Program;
  • Organized transport from and to the airport on September 9th and 13th (upon availability and if requested on time)
  • Accommodation is NOT included

Please note that, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the total number of participants is limited to 150. We, therefore, advise you to register as soon as possible.


Please note that only after receiving confirmation that your registration has been accepted payment must be submitted.

At that point, you will receive an e-mail with a link to a secure payment website.

All payments should be made by credit card.

Cancellation policy

All requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to within 29 July 2022. The registration fee will be refunded in full, less an administrative fee of 20% of the registration amount.

Cancellations received after 29 July 2022 or no-show will not be refunded at all.

Selection criteria

Participant selection will be guided by submitted abstracts, according to the expected scientific impact of the work on the conference and the field. It is, therefore, requested that all participants submit an abstract (at the time of registration, they should also specify whether they wish to present a poster or short talk).

For participants who do not plan to present their work, a CV (for principal investigators) or motivation letter (for students/post-docs) is requested. The CV/motivation letter has to be sent to within 1 June 2022.

In addition, a proper balance of participants from different countries, genders, and career stages will be sought.

Otherwise, selection will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The organizing committee will send a notification of your acceptance to the conference and/or selection for oral presentations within 2-3 weeks after the abstract submission deadline. This e-mail will also include payment details.

Abstract guidelines

Abstract MUST:

  • be submitted in English
  • include the title, authors list and affiliations
  • be submitted with the agreement of all listed authors
  • character limit: up to 250 words (maximum 2200 characters including spaces)

A significant number of oral presentations will be selected by the Scientific Committee based on scientific quality, topic relevance and novelty of data presented.

Poster specifications

Please bring one printed copy of your poster in portrait orientation (NOT landscape).
Dimensions of the poster boards are 0.95 m wide by 1.35 m high.

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.


Regarding general information about Visa requirements, please check this website for a list of countries for which a visa is required. Please note that it takes several weeks to obtain a visa, so please apply on time.


Please note that EMBO and the Workshop organizers are not responsible for, and are exempt from, any and all liability in respect of any damages, injuries, or accidents of any person or for loss or damage to his or her luggage or any other property.



IFOM Events Organization





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Frankopanska ul.
20210 Cavtat

Tel: +385 20 475 555

Tel: +385 20 300 300


Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and has to be organized by the participants on their own.

Participants are offered special rates for rooms at the Hotel Croatia Cavtat for the full 4 nights of the meeting.

Please make your reservation directly with the hotel through the online booking system using the access code: EMBO (deadline for reservation is 31st July 2022).

You can choose to share a room with another conference participant.
If you know the name of the other participant you would like to share the room with, please indicate this choice when reserving your room. By writing to, you will be able to ask the conference organizers to arrange for you your accommodation in a shared room with another participant that has the same needs as you. The conference organizers will try to satisfy your request.

A limited number of rooms are secured for the conference, and will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The hotel is walking distance (10-15 min) to the village of Cavtat, and 22 km (ca. 35 min drive) to the city of Dubrovnik.

Alternative accommodations within walking distance to the conference venue can be found, e.g., on or airbnb (search ‘Cavtat’).

Please note that the organizers are not responsible for room availability and/or level of service. If you are planning to stay in Cavtat, it is recommended to reserve accommodation as soon as possible as this is a popular holiday region.


Hotel Croatia Cavtat is only 6 km away (ca. 10 min drive) from the Dubrovnik International Airport. A shuttle bus with specified departure times will be available for transport on the first and last days of the meeting at no extra cost. Detailed information will be sent to participants after the registration deadline. Other forms of transportation will be at participants’ own expense (a regular taxi fare should be less than 20 Euro for the airport-hotel itinerary).

Cavtat can be reached by air (Dubrovnik Airport/DBV), by sea (e.g. from Bari or Split) or by car.

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