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EMBO Workshop

Evolution and diversity of the DNA damage response

19 – 23 February 2024 | Lonavala, India

  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 November 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 November 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 30 November 2023
  • Payment Deadline
  • 12 December 2023

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About the Workshop

To cope with the threat of genome instability, cells have evolved an intricate network of mechanisms ranging from cell cycle checkpoints to specialized DNA repair pathways, and collectively known as the DNA damage response. These mechanisms are evolutionary conserved from prokaryotes to metazoans; however, tissue- and species-specific divergence has emerged in the course of evolution and contributed to the development of additional layers of complexity. This EMBO Workshop will specifically cover the different aspects of the DNA damage response from the perspective of evolutionary, tissue-, and organ-specific diversity, as well as their impact on human health and disease.

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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 November 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 November 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 30 November 2023
  • Payment Deadline
  • 12 December 2023



Registration includes:

  • Meeting Attendance
  • Accommodation (4 nights from February 19th to February 22nd)
  • Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and dinner (including gala dinner)
  • Transportation to and from Mumbai International Airport
  • Excursion


Payments can be made via credit cards or bank transfers. Selected participants will be sent payment details by email.

Selection criteria

Participants will be selected for poster presentations and short talks by the organizers based on the submitted abstracts. The expectation for the meeting attendance is that all applicants will submit an abstract. Alternatively, we ask to submit a brief motivation letter and CV. The scientific excellence of the research described in the submitted abstracts or motivation letters will be considered during the selection process in parallel to fit and representation of the different topics covered in the meeting.

Abstract guidelines

The abstract should provide a brief overview of the work to be presented and should not be longer than 250 words.

Poster specifications

The size of the poster should not exceed 100 cm (width) X 120 cm (height).

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.


EMBO awards a badge to meetings that implement sustainability measures to encourage organizers of EMBO Courses and Workshops to reduce the environmental impact of their meetings.

To offset the CO2 footprint of our meeting, we will invest into initiatives offered by the international climate protection organization Myclimate. Myclimate is recognized as one of the best carbon offset programs worldwide because of their diverse portfolio of environmental impact options, operational transparency and efforts towards educational programs.

Only vegetarian food will be served on one of the days, ingredients will be sourced locally, and single-use wares and plastic bottles will be avoided.

Participants travelling by train will be offered a discount on their registration fees.

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.



Jasperina Erades

Tel: +31 (0) 107043199




Aamby Valley City
Aamby Valley Ltd.
Post - Ambavane, District: Pune - 410 401
Maharashtra, India


Students and postdocs will be asked to share a room. Please email if you want to share a room which a specific person.


Aamby Valley City is located approximately 100 km away from the Mumbai International Airport. Shuttle buses will be organized to transfer the participants to the venue. Taxis can also be rented from the airport by the participants.

About the Area

Aamby Valley City is located in Lonavala, a beautiful hill station town in the Sahyadri mountains in Maharashtra, on the Western part of India. It is located approximately 100 km from Mumbai , the financial capital of India. The hill station is close to multiple touristic attractions, which includes the ancient Karla caves and Bhaja caves. In addition, the famous 15th century hilltop Korigad fort is located within the Aamby Valley area.

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