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EMBO Workshop

CRISPR-Cas: From biology to therapeutic applications

07 – 10 November 2023 | Seville, Spain

  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 September 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 September 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • Email
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 September 2023

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About the Workshop

More than a decade of research on understanding and characterizing bacterial CRISPR-Cas defense systems led to the development of the powerful CRISPR-Cas genome editing technology. In recent years this tool has been employed to generate transgenic microorganisms, plants and animals for research and biotechnological applications. In addition, several clinical trials based on CRISPR-Cas genome editing technologies have started to treat patients suffering from genetic diseases. This EMBO Workshop aims to connect researchers studying the CRISPR-Cas immune defense system with researchers developing and applying genome editing tools in biomedical research and the clinics. We envision a truly interdisciplinary meeting with presentations on bacterial defense mechanisms, structural biology, functional genomics and therapeutic applications.

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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
  • 15 September 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 September 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • Email
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 September 2023



a) Meeting is limited to 200 participants (including invited speakers).

b) Abstract submission and poster presentation are encouraged

c) Registration will be stopped on 15th September or earlier if all slots are covered.

d) Payment is required in order to validate this registration.

Registration includes:

  • Participation in the scientific event
  • Conference Materials
  • Meals (except dinner of the second night)

Excluding accommodation


The registration fee should be paid no later than September 15th

Selection criteria

Participants will be accepted by registration order.

Oral presentations and flash talks will be selected from submitted abstracts and a number of slots will be reserved for early career researchers. All selected participants will give their presentations in the form of posters.

Abstract guidelines

The abstract limit is 250 words.

Poster specifications

The poster size should be 1 m x 1.5 m (length x height) or A0 portrait. Specific time slots will be assigned for each participant to be present in person with his/her poster for direct scientific interaction.

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 availablefor 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.



Virginijus Šikšnys





Espacio Exploraterra
P.º Alcalde Marqués del Contadero 1
41001 Sevilla


Accommodations are not included in the registration fees and a list of suggested hotels will be provided


Seville is accessible by plane by an international airport at 10 km from downtown. There are buses and taxis from the airport to downtown. Other closeby international airports are in Malaga and Madrid that connect with Seville train stations by high speed trains (Madrid -Seville train is 2.5 h). The city has a metro line that connects different neighborhoods with downtown and the venue (metro stop: Puerta de Jerez)

About the Area

The venue is located in the city downtown on a road at the edge of the Guadalquivir River and very close to the Torre del Oro, one of the most emblematic towers in the city. The cathedral, Reales Alcazares, Giralda tower and Santa Cruz neighborhood, among other remarkable buildings and places, are nearby (5-10 minutes walking).

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