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EMBO Workshop

Mechanisms of Citrullination Regulation in Health and Disease

08 – 11 July 2024 | Toulouse, France

  • Registration Deadline
  • 17 June 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 21 May 2024
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 27–31 May 2024
  • Payment Deadline
  • 17 June 2024

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About the Workshop

This EMBO Workshop brings together world-leading experts from diverse fields including epigenetics, structural biology, immunology, cancer biology, autoimmunity, and neurobiology, with a common interest in the cell biological and organismal functions of citrullination. Citrullination was discovered over 50 years ago but has remained an obscure biological phenomenon until recently. Conceptual and technological advancements and an increasing appreciation of the importance of citrullination as a regulatory cell biological mechanism are fuelling tremendous growth in the field. The meeting provides a venue for cross-disciplinary discussions, with the goal of promoting interdisciplinary collaborations and catalyzing progress in the field.

Keynote presentations by Paul Thompson (UMass Chan Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts) and Li Yang (Center for Cancer Research, Bethesda, USA), talks by excellent international speakers, and presentations selected from abstracts are among the highlights.

Session Topics

  • Cell biological functions of citrullination
  • Citrullination in Autoimmunity and Cancer Development, Tissue Biology and Regeneration
  • Neutrophil Extracellular Traps and Chromatin Expulsion
  • Chemical and Structural Biology Tools for Citrullination
Image credits:Cells undergoing chromatin expulsion. Extracellular citrullinated histones (red) and DNA stain (blue). Credit: Johanna Grinat, Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK.

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
  • 17 June 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 21 May 2024
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 27–31 May 2024
  • Payment Deadline
  • 17 June 2024



  • Virtual ACADEMIC
    EUR 300

  • Virtual INDUSTRY
    EUR 500

Registration includes:

Registration fee include admission, conference materials, meals, and coffee breaks.

Travel and lodging costs must be arranged and paid for by the participants.

Interested candidates can request an invitation letter for visa applications.


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Selection criteria

The primary criteria in selecting participants will be the excellence of their research and scientific contributions, as judged by their submitted abstracts and published work. In addition to these criteria, we will aim to achieve balance in terms of geographical location and gender. We will aim to achieve fair representation of scientists, being mindful to include opportunities for early career researchers and groups that are currently underrepresented. This approach should encourage a more diverse group of scientists to establish themselves in this research field.

Abstract guidelines

Length: 2000 characters including spaces. The text should include a short introduction, aims, methodology, and main results.

Title: The title should not exceed 25 words.

Authors and affiliations: The compulsory fields are First Name, Last Name, Organisation Name (Affiliation or Company), Country, and Email.

Please include all authors and underline the presenter.

Poster specifications


84.1cm (w) x 118.9cm (h)

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 available for 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.

Sustainability at the meeting

The meeting venue (Hotel Mercure Toulouse Centre Saint-Georges) is implementing most energy-conservation measures but is not yet certified with the green key label. The hotel is committed to reducing energy consumption by mandatory temperature settings of 25°C in summer and 19°C in winter, it uses low energy lighting, it follows a ‘no plastic’ rule by maintaining water fountains (flat and sparkling) in meeting areas, which are equipped with large glass jugs, and also uses no single-use plasticware in the restaurant.

The venue is centrally located with good public transport connections and close to major transport hubs of Toulouse. It is just 1.2 km away from the main train station, Toulouse Matabiau. From the station, it can be reached in 15 minutes on foot, in 10 minutes by Toulouse metro or bus, or in 6 minutes by taxi. Also, it is located 9 km from Toulouse Blagnac airport and is well connected to the main train station by shuttle bus.

The restaurant will opt for only vegetarian food on at least one day of the meeting.

The Hotel Mercure Toulouse Centre Saint-Georges has a ‘no plastic’ policy; it will serve water from fountains or in jugs rather than plastic bottles.

The Hotel Mercure Toulouse Centre Saint-Georges will serve locally sourced food.

Five of our invited speakers are committed to travel by train to the meeting destination.

The discount will be offered to participants who travel by train to reach the meeting destination within Europe. By these measures, we aim to promote greater awareness of environmental sustainability issues.

Participants are requested to offset the CO2 footprint from the flights by paying the extra charge offered by most airlines.

We will distribute meeting programs and abstract books electronically.

We chose a social networking destination that can be reached easily by walking. We will encourage participants to walk to the wine-tasting event and to the meeting point for the boat trip (within 1km) by providing them with maps and directions.

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.



Francoise Viala

Scientific Communication & Outreach Officer | Community Manager

IPBS-Toulouse | CNRS-Université Toulouse III

205 Route de Narbonne - 31077 Toulouse cedex 4, France

+33 5 61 17 54 12/+33 6 01 26 52 59

Isabelle Saves, PhD
Head of International Cooperation at IPBS and CBI-Toulouse
CNRS National Contact Point for the H2020 Health Challenge
CNRS-University of Toulouse

Tel : +33 56117 5835 / +33 56155 6907




The meeting venue is the Hotel Mercure Toulouse located in the heart of La ville rose, Toulouse. It includes a bustling restaurant and excellent conference spaces.

rue saint Jérome,

For GPS: 1 rue Paul Mériel, 31000 TOULOUSE, France


The participants are requested to reserve their accommodation based on the information provided.


From Train station Toulouse, Matabiau

The Hotel Mercure Toulouse Centre Saint-Georges is located 1.2 km from the main train station (Toulouse Matabiau).

You can choose to take a taxi, bus, or metro. A taxi will take approximately 10 minutes to reach the meeting place.

Metro Line A from Toulouse Matabiau to the Capitol station, followed by a 400-meter walk. The approximate time is 15 minutes.

Bus Number 15 is towards Jeanne d'Arc and you need to reach Jean-Jaurès after two stops followed by a 400-meter walk. Approximately 15 minutes.

From Toulouse Blagnac airport

There is a direct bus from the airport to reach the city, and it will take approximately 40 minutes.

You can find more details here:

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