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EMBO Workshop

Dynamic kinetochore

17 – 20 June 2024 | Caux, Switzerland

  • Registration Deadline
  • 31 March 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 March 2024
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 14 April 2024
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 April 2024

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About the Workshop

Workshop illustration

The kinetochore is a dynamic proteinaceous structure that connects centromeric chromatin to spindle microtubules and is of fundamental importance for the segregation of chromosomes during mitosis and meiosis. The Dynamic Kinetochore workshop has emerged as a major venue for presenting and discussing the latest unpublished and cutting-edge research in this field. Topics will span different disciplines (from biochemistry, genomics, imaging, and biophysics), and organisms (from trypanosomes to human). The meeting will provide a relaxed atmosphere at a secluded and beautiful location, in order to foster scientific interactions and the exchange of ideas between a diverse and international group of scientists. The meeting aims to promote early-career principal investigators, students and postdocs, but also includes contributions by senior members of the field.

Scientific images credit: Yael Nechemia-Arbely

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
  • 31 March 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 March 2024
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 14 April 2024
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 April 2024



Registration includes:

  • Access to the conference

  • Accommodation on site for the duration of the meeting (Student/Post-doc registration fees include double room occupancy, academic and industry registration fees include single room occupancy)

  • Coffee breaks

  • Meals (Except dinner on the second day)


Participants will be expected to pay by credit card via the provided link above.

Selection criteria

Selection will be made based on (i) research excellence, (ii) novelty of science, and (iii) relevance to the topic of the meeting. We also encourage the participation of those that have an orthogonal view or use a novel approach that can benefit the field. We aim for a reasonable gender balance that reflects the overall distribution of gender among all applications. All accepted participants will have the opportunity to present their work either in a talk or as a poster. We seek to have a good representation of students and post-doctoral researchers as well as a good representation of the international community. If there are too many equally qualified applicants, we will consider demographics and gender and give priority to junior scientists, postdocs, and young group leaders.

Abstract guidelines

The abstract should be in English and display all authors and their full affiliation, a title, and a short text describing your research. It should not exceed 300 words. Please indicate if you wish to present a talk.

Poster specifications

Posters should be in A0 portrait format.

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 venue is not yet certified environmental friendly, but is striving to reach certification. For the

moment, the venue is taking the following measures:

- Internal wood chip heating to reduce overall carbon footprint.

- 11 private water sources - no plastic water bottles.

- Use of low environmental impact lighting

- An in-house kitchen team that strives to source as locally as possible

- Creative cooking - as few leftovers as possible and smart shopping

- Food waste is reused to create biogas.

- Very limited use of plastic cups and cutlery

- Use of recyclable bags for take-out lunches

- Intelligent recycling of our waste and provision of waste separation garbage cans

- Our employees are encouraged to use public transport as much as possible and to favor car sharing.

- We provide vegetarian option during meals.

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.






Venue images credit: Adrien Giovannelli

Caux Conference and Seminar Centre
Rue du Panorama 2
1824 Caux
Phone.: +41 (0)21 962 91 11


Registration is possible for single or double room occupancy. Accommodation is included in the registration fee and will be booked by the organizers on behalf of the participants.

Accommodation is provided at the conference venue within the historic Caux Palace. All rooms have a balcony with a lake view and a private bathroom. Double rooms have two single beds which can be made up either separately (twin) or as a double bed. Extra beds and baby beds for children can be set up on request.

Note that the rooms do not offer modern amenities such as a TV, hairdryer, water kettle or minibar, but free WIFI is available throughout the building.

For more information about the venue, please visit the Caux Conference and Seminar Centre website.


The venue is easily accessible by public transport from Geneva airport in less than two hours. Take the IR90 train towards Brig and change trains in Montreux towards Rochers de Naye. The stop at the conference venue is called “Caux”.

Travel times from other airports (not recommended): Zurich Airport 3h 30 min; Basel Airport 3h 40 min

We strongly encourage all participants to arrive by train.

Trains run once per hour. Please check the timetables of the Swiss Federal Railways.

Train tickets can be bought online, via the SBB app, or at ticket vending machines at the train station. Get off at the stop called “Caux”, which is 100 meters from the conference venue.

For people arriving by car, a limited number of parking spaces is available.

About the Area

Caux Palace is a historic building located in the small village of Caux, overlooking Lake Geneva. It is situated at 1000 m above sea level, where the weather can still be chilly in June. Please pack accordingly. Please note that there are no shops or restaurants in Caux. To access shops or restaurants, we recommend a short trip down the mountain to Glion or Montreux by train.

Several hiking trails lead past Caux Palace.

The cities of Montreux and Lausanne are easily reachable by train within 30 and 60 minutes, respectively. The Lavaux wine region (a UNESC World heritage site) and the medieval Chillon Castle on the shores of Lake Geneva are close by. Find out more here.

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