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EMBO Workshop

Intercepting Childhood Blood Cancer: From Single Cells To Malignant Clones

03 – 06 May 2024 | Düsseldorf, Germany

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

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About the Workshop

Blood cancers are still challenging to treat, despite diverse therapeutic options. Cancer underlies evolutionary principles with single cells and clones being selectable entities. They evolve over time, which has relevance to treatment and provides a potential time window for interceptive strategies. The aim of this EMBO workshop is to accelerate our understanding of tumor evolution, its mutability, plasticity, and adaptation at the single-cell level in order to promote novel prevention and precision medicine approaches for blood cancer. The scientific program covers both basic research and clinical science and has been set up with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches and modern technologies ranging from single-cell-omics, artificial intelligence and computational modeling to realistic 3D-culture-systems and in vivo-models of blood cancer. This EMBO workshop brings together young scientists and clinicians with leading experts and provides an ideal environment for interdisciplinary networking among participants, exchange of knowledge and scientific ideas and will foster exciting new collaborations.

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



Registration includes:

  • Includes admission to all lectures
  • Lunches and coffee breaks
  • Admission to poster sessions and refreshments
  • Workshop material
  • Admission to welcome reception/ Informal get together
  • Meet-the-speaker and mentoring sessions
  • One dinner
  • Social event: Rhine River Boat-Trip and Gala Dinner

Accommodation is not included in the registration. Hotel rooms in easy distance are reserved and available for participants upon request.


Successful participants will be notified and sent payment details by email.

When you have been notified that your application is accepted, please pay your registration fee and request hotel bookings details if applicable.

Selection criteria

Applicants who submitted an abstract for the workshop will have preference in the selection process. Presenters of short talks will be selected based on the quality of their submitted abstracts by the program committee and receive complimentary registration to attend the meeting. Where possible, preference will be given to young scientists at the beginning of their research career and a fair representation of gender will be taken into consideration. Selected poster authors will be asked to provide a short oral presentation during poster sessions.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should include title, authors, affiliation and a summary and be limited to 300 words. Figures, tables, other illustrations and references should not be included in the abstract.

Abstracts should be submitted in clear (American) English.

It is the author's responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.

Poster specifications

The recommended poster size is A0 portrait (120 cm height, 90 cm width). Posters should be self-explanatory, clearly presenting the major results and conclusions of the study. Please use clear, visible graphics and large font size.

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.


The workshop includes a key note talk given remotely to save on travel.

The venue is certified carbon neutral and well connected by public transport. Traveling by train is encouraged.

Catering will include vegetarian days, locally sourced ingredients, and bottled water or single-use wares will be avoided.

Plastic free badges will be used only.

Abstract books and programs will be shared in electronic form only.

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.



Design Offices Düsseldorf Fürst & Friedrich

Fürstenwall 172,

40217 Düsseldorf


Tel: +49 211 5408310


Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and has to be organized by the participant. Rooms have been reserved in hotels within easy distance of the venue (in the hotel Leonardo Royal Düsseldorf, the Living Hotel Düsseldorf, and the Leonardo Düsseldorf City Center). Room contingent is limited and provided on first-come-first-serve basis upon request.



Düsseldorf is well connected by long distance and local public transport. The venue is located 1.8 km from the Düsseldorf main train station and can be reached directly by bus (line 732, 4 stops, 7 minutes) or by rail/metro (704/707 and S8/S11) using the station D-Kirchplatz-U, which is 140 m from the venue.


Highways A44, A46, A52, and A57 connect to Düsseldorf. The venue is easily reachable by car and parking space is available at the near car park at Kirchplatz (approximately 140 m from venue).


The Düsseldorf International Airport airport is the largest airport in the region of Germany and well connected to over 100 destinations by international airlines. It is well connected to the main train station in Düsseldorf via rails, busses, regional/long distance trains, which run every 20 minutes and take 15 minutes (e.g. S11).

About the Area

The venue “Design Offices Düsseldorf Fürst & Friedrich” is a lovingly restored historic building stock and modern building complex situated in the city center of Düsseldorf. The city center with its main attractions is in walking distance, but also well connected by public transport. At the venue, hotels, shops and restaurants are nearby.

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