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EMBO Workshop

Developmental circuits in aging

09 – 12 April 2024 | Nice, France

  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 March 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 February 2024
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 1 March 2024
  • Payment Deadline
  • 1 April 2024

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About the Workshop

The proposed EMBO Workshop aims at presenting and discussing the most recent advances on how the developmental process is functionally related to lifespan regulation, health span (i.e. the disease-free years), and the (premature) onset of age-related diseases. From the crossing standpoints of development and aging, the following topics will be covered, structuring an interdisciplinary program: stem cells, cellular senescence, metabolism, genome maintenance, evolution, ecophysiology, and medicine. The Program ends with "chalk-talk"-based concluding remarks (tailor-made to cover all the program) from the organizers and a follow-up discussion with the participants. As developmental biologists and scientists working in the aging field often follow distinct research trajectories, it is the Program’s main priority to bring in junior and experienced participants and speakers from different disciplines to connect and exchange ideas on the complex interplay between development and aging.

This EMBO Workshop takes place in the heart of the beautiful city of Nice, South of France, close to the historical old town and the “Baie des Anges."

Image credits: Microscopy image of nuclei by Aaron Mendez-Bermudez; Young, middle-aged, and old zebra finches by Pat Monaghan; Caenorhabditis elegans by Bjoern Schumacher; Lamb by Becky Hewitt; Old ram by Jill Pilkington; Naked Mole-Rat by Vera Gorbunova; Drawing of the Balinese mask (topeng tua) by Eric Rottinger​; and Leopard Gecko by Longhua Guo

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 March 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 February 2024
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 1 March 2024
  • Payment Deadline
  • 1 April 2024



Registration includes:

All the lunches and dinners for the total duration of the workshop in the hosting hotel.

In agreement with the hosting hotel (Aston La Scala, Nice), the organizers will pre-book the number of rooms required for the participants at the discount tariff (20 % discount i.e. 200 €). Thus, the participants will just have to confirm the pre-booking and pay directly to the hotel.


Payment should be made via the registration system.

Selection criteria

1. The relevance of participants' research topic to the main thematic areas of the workshop

2. The originality of research projects as judged by the abstracts

3. The potential of the participant's project to contribute to the meeting as an oral presentation

or in stimulating discussions, challenges, etc.

4. An assessment of the extent to which the applicant will benefit from the workshop

5. The gender balance of applicants

6. The geographical distribution of the country of origin of the applicants

7. The short letter of intent submitted by the applicant and the letter of support by the applicant's supervisor (in the case of graduate students or postdocs) will also be taken into account.

For participants who do not plan to present their work, a CV (for principal investigators) or motivation letter (for students/post-docs) is requested.

Abstract guidelines

The abstracts must be submitted in English and include the title, authors list, and affiliations. This should be submitted with the agreement of all listed authors.

Character limit: Up to 250 words.

Poster specifications

84.1 cm x 118.9 cm

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.


This EMBO Workshop will be taking the following sustainability measures:

  • The catering will be locally sourced, no single-use wares will be used, and no bottled water will be provided so particpants should please bring their own refill bottles.
  • The abstract book will be distributed only in electronic format.
  • Only paper badges will be provided.
  • Only minimum quantities of promotional materials will be available.
  • We would like to request participants for feedback and suggestions on your sustainability measures at the end of the meeting.

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.



Calo Caroline

(+)33 4 89 15 35 97

Laurence Genet

(+)33 4 89 15 36 02




Hôtel Aston La Scala

12 avenue Felix Faure
06000 Nice


  • Single room in comfort/privilege category: €190 incl. tax
  • Single room in premium/exclusive category: €260 incl. tax
  • Supplement double occupancy: +15 € / room / night


Train station: Nice Ville and L1 tram to “Opéra – Vieille Ville” station

Plane: Nice Airport and L2 tram to “Durandy” station

About the Area

The venue is 5 minutes from the beach to “Promenade des Anglais” as well as from the old town. It is also near shopping options, bars, and restaurants.

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