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EMBO Workshop

Hedgehog signalling: From molecular structure to developmental biology and diseases

24 – 27 April 2023 | Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Spain

  • Hybrid event icon
    Hybrid event
  • Registration Deadline
  • 1 March 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 9 February 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 20 February 2023
  • Payment Deadline
  • 24 March 2023

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About the Workshop

The Hedgehog morphogen pathway is a key signalling pathway in development and stem cell regulation. Hedgehog deregulation leads to developmental and neurological diseases and is a crucial driver of several cancers. The goal of this conference is to bring together experts working on the mechanism of action of Hedgehog signalling in Developmental Biology, Disease, and Signal Transduction. The meeting will focus on the recent structural, biochemical, and cell-biological studies that shed new light on the mechanisms by which the Hedgehog signal is received on target cells and the unexpected role of cholesterol as a second messenger. Moreover, the recent advances in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the Hedgehog morphogen biosynthesis, its release from cells into extracellular space, and the mechanisms involved in ligand reception will be discussed. We will also cover the most recent insights into Hedgehog-dependent control of cell proliferation and differentiation in processes that range from insect morphogenesis to vertebrate limb formation, neural tube development, and bone differentiation.   


  • Structural Studies on Hedgehog signalling
  • Hedgehog signalling in Disease
  • Mechanisms of Hedgehog signalling
  • Hedgehog signalling in Development

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 March 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 9 February 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 20 February 2023
  • Payment Deadline
  • 24 March 2023


    EUR 100
    EUR 150
    EUR 300

Registration includes:

  • Registration includes 3 days of accommodation in a double room and breakfast (single rooms will have a supplement of 150 € for the 3 nights)
  • Lunch 25 – 26 April
  • Dinner 24 – 26 April
  • All coffee breaks
  • Online abstract book


Payment details will be sent to delegates by email in February, once abstracts have been accepted.

Selection criteria

Participants will be selected from applicants on the basis of their scientific excellence, with strong support for students and early-stage scientists. We are also particularly keen to have a good mix of basic and translational researchers. A total of 14 applicants will be selected to present their work as a short oral presentation, the rest of the selected applicants should present their work at the poster sessions.

Abstract guidelines

The main text of the abstract should not exceed 250 words and should include background, experimental approach, key findings, and significance to the field.

Poster specifications

Poster can be prepared in free design and fonts.

Follow the sizes below:
Width: 90 cm
Height: 120 cm

This corresponds to an A0 vertical format.

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 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.



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Hotel Eden Roc

Punta de Port Salvi
17220 Sant Feliu de Guixols
Telephone: +34 972 32 01 00


Hotel Eden Roc has a long tradition in hosting international meetings. It offers integrated conference facilities and seating areas for discussions and networking, both inside and outside. The air-conditioned lecture room can accommodate up to 200 participants and also posters.

Participants are all housed on-site with full board (diverse buffet). Coffee breaks will be held directly outside the lecture room on a sea-view terrace.

Accommodation options:

A shared twin room rate is included in the registration (same gender sharing). Single rooms are available on request (+150 Euro extra). Family rooms are available upon request.


Travel by plane

Barcelona (El Prat) airport, BCN: The hotel is located 120 km from Barcelona airport, which is served by most major airlines. Shuttle buses to/from Barcelona airport will be provided on the arrival day (24 April) and departure day (27 April)

In addition, Moventis offers a bus service between BCN airport and Sant Feliu Guixols.

A taxi from the Barcelona Airport to Sant Feliu de Guixols costs around 200€

Girona airport 35k to Eden Roc Hotel
A taxi from Girona to Sant Feliu de Guixols cost about 70€

Travel by train

Girona is the nearest train station (30 km). A taxi from the train station to St. Feliu costs around EURO 70.

Travel by car

Motorway A-7, exit 9 (when traveling from Barcelona), or exit 7 (when traveling from France). GPS coordinates for Hotel Eden Roc are: 41.772841, 3.030318.

Organised transportation for participants

As many participants will likely arrive at Barcelona airport, we have arranged shuttle buses on the day of arrival and departure.

Girona transfer will only be available if a sufficient number of participants travel that way.

24 April from Barcelona Airport (Terminal 1) to the hotel Eden Roc at Sant Feliu de Guixols. We will meet at the arrivals of Terminal 1.

Schedule Bus: at 13:00h

We might have another bus scheduled at another time that we will announce some days before the meeting

27 April from Hotel Eden Roc at Sant Feliu to Barcelona Airport and Barcelona City at 12:30

The bus will take an hour and a half.

About the Area

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