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EMBO Workshop

Signal regulation by protein phosphatases: Mechanisms and pathways

06 – 10 August 2023 | Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Registration Deadline
  • 21 April 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 21 April 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 28 April 2023
  • Payment Deadline
  • 12 May 2023

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About the Workshop

Regulation of signaling by dynamic phosphorylation is a fundamental regulatory mechanism in eukaryotes. Dynamic signaling is obtained by tightly controlled activities of protein kinases and phosphatases. This EMBO Workshop focuses on recent developments in understanding protein phosphatases in signaling and disease and therapeutic approaches to modulate phosphatases. The topics will span system-wide approaches to dissect complex signaling, crosstalk between kinases, signaling molecules and phosphatases. These topics will be complemented with focused sessions on tyrosine phosphatases and ser/thr phosphatases covering mechanisms, deregulation in disease and structural insights. The objective is to give participants insight into the latest developments and provide them with a broad understanding of different aspects of signaling and protein phosphatases.

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
  • 21 April 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 21 April 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 28 April 2023
  • Payment Deadline
  • 12 May 2023



Registration includes:

  • Meeting participation
  • Accommodation 4 nights
  • All meals except dinner on the 8th of August which is a free evening for participants to explore the city and have dinner in town

Student/Post-doc price is for shared accommodation with 2 persons sharing a room. If you wish to share a room with a specific participant let us know. We will try and accommodate wishes from student/Post-Doc that want single room occupancy in which case the registration fee will be 850 Euro. Please indicate this when you sign up.


Participants will be emailed on payment details upon acceptance. Payment will be by credit card through an online payment system run by University of Copenhagen.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be chosen based on the scientific content of the submitted abstract and previous contributions to the field. The decisions will be made by the organizing committee.

Abstract guidelines

The length of the abstract should be maximum 350 words and should include a title and author affiliations.

Poster specifications

The posters should be the dimensions of an A0 document (height: 118,9cm, width: 84,1cm) or equivalent.

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

This EMBO meeting shall maintain an environment free of harassment and discriminatory behaviour for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, beliefs (religious or otherwise) or manner of articulation.

Harassment and discrimination of attendees in any form, either in person or online is not tolerated.

Attendees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and all communication and behavior should conform to a respectful environment for all.



Amelia Green





Hotel Scandic Falkoner

Falkoner Alle 9, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark


PhDs and post docs will share rooms but can upon request be accommodated in single rooms if possible.


Copenhagen has an international airport with connections to most locations. Upon arrival take the M2 Metro line that runs from the airport to Frederiksberg station and the hotel is a few minutes away by walking. Tickets for the metro can be bought at the airport.

About the Area

Scandic Falconer is located in a vibrant neighborhood with bars and restaurants and within easy reach of the city center either by walking or taking the metro. Frederiksberg gardens is a large park and is close by for a stroll or a run.

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