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EMBO Workshop

Nuclear Mechano-Genomics

16 – 19 April 2024 | Sardinia, Italy

  • Registration Deadline (Early Bird)
  • 30 November 2023
  • Registration Deadline (Regular)
  • 31 March 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline (short talks)
  • 31 January 2024*
  • Abstract Submission Deadline (posters)
  • 15 March 2024
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 7 February 2024
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 March 2024

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About the Workshop

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This EMBO Workshop on Nuclear Mechano-Genomics will focus on developing an in-depth understanding of the coupling between mechanical micro-environment of cells and the 3D genome organization to regulate cell behavior. While our understanding of the epigenetic biochemical factors, kinases, transcription factors and chromatin remodeling enzymes has rapidly progressed, the mechano-chemical basis of such regulatory programs is only beginning to be understood. For example, the activation of transcription factors by cell mechanics, active cytoplasmic to nuclear localization of regulatory molecules, the coupling between cytoskeletal filaments with nuclear mechanical architecture, the spatio-temporal dynamics of chromatin modulated by active physical forces, mechanics of genome regulation and its maintenance, and how alterations in this mechanical architecture of the nucleus correlates with disease pathologies are all areas of intense research in recent years. This EMBO Workshop will enhance the discussions in this area by taking advantage of highly interdisciplinary approaches and building new connections to the single-cell genomics community as well as extending more into disease implications. It will bring together physicists, engineers, computer scientists and biologists to understand the coupling between nuclear mechanics and genome regulation and its impact on diseases.

This EMBO Workshop is also an outcome of the ongoing successful “Mechano-Genomics Seminar Series” that was started during the pandemic.


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.

 

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Programme

 

Registration

  • Registration Deadline (Early Bird)
  • 30 November 2023
  • Registration Deadline (Regular)
  • 31 March 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline (short talks)
  • 31 January 2024*
  • Abstract Submission Deadline (posters)
  • 15 March 2024
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 7 February 2024
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 March 2024

 

  • STUDENTS/POSTDOCS Early Bird EUR 250
  • STUDENTS/POSTDOCS Regular EUR 350
  • ACADEMIC Early Bird EUR 450
  • ACADEMIC Regular EUR 550
  • INDUSTRY EUR 800

Registration includes:

  • Admission to scientific sessions
  • Coffee breaks
  • Conference banquet

Registration does not include accommodation.

Payment

Registration fees need to be paid by bank transfer. Final registration will be validated once payment is received.

Please find all necessary details for the bank transfer listed below:

Name Finance Institute:

Swiss Post - PostFinance
Nordring 8
3030 Bern
Switzerland
EuroSIC Clearing-Nr.: 9000

SWIFT BIC: POFICHBEXXX

Account for payments in CHF: 30-3478-7

Recipient: Paul Scherrer Institut

  • Reference – “Auftrag 900109, Nuclear MG Workshop Sardinia”
  • Name of participant: (please complete)

5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland
IBAN: CH0209000000300034787

Account for payments in EUR: 91-407517-2

Recipient: Paul Scherrer Institut

  • Reference – “Auftrag 900109, Nuclear MG Workshop Sardinia”
  • Name of participant: (please complete)

5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland
IBAN: CH3309000000914075172

Account for payments in USD: 91-376929-4

Recipient: Paul Scherrer Institut

  • Reference – “Auftrag 900109, Nuclear MG Workshop Sardinia”
  • Name of participant:

5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland
IBAN: CH6209000000913769294

Selection criteria

Applicants will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Research excellence
  • Topics of interest
  • Geographical distribution
  • Gender balance
  • Emphasis on encouraging participation by junior researchers

Abstract guidelines

Abstract for short talks/posters should not exceed 250 words.

Poster specifications

The poster panel will be 1 m (wide) X 2 m (height)

The posters should be printed in size A0 (portrait) to fit the above panel.

Please print the posters before arriving for the meeting. There is no printing facility at the venue.

Travel grants and registration fee waivers

Travel grants and registration fee waivers are available for participants. However, registered participants must submit an abstract (for either a oral presentation or a poster presentation) on or before 15th January 2023 to be considered for travel grants and registration fee waivers.

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.


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.

 

Contact

Conference Secretariat
mechanogenomics2024@gmail.com

 

 

Venue

Hotel Flamingo

Via Flumendosa 09010,

Santa Margherita di Pula (Cagliari), Sardinia

Italy

Tel: +39 070 920 8361

Accommodation

The organizers have worked out the below discounted rates for the EMBO workshop participants.

Double room for SINGLE occupancy

EUR 155/night

Double Room suite for SINGLE occupancy

EUR 180/night

Double/Twin Room for DOUBLE occupancy

EUR 240/night (EUR 120/person/night)

Double/Twin Room suite for DOUBLE occupancy

EUR 280/night (EUR 140/person/night)

(Full Board-Beverages included)

Rates are valid for bookings for the period 13 -22 April 2024.

Please use the specific link to book your rooms here

For any further information, please contact: congressi@hotelflamingo.it

Transport

The venue is Hotel Flamingo Resort in Sardinia, Italy, located by the sea in the village of Santa Margherita di Pula, 35 km from Cagliari in Southern Sardinia and 6 km for Pula.

From the airport in Cagliari, you can reach the hotel by bus (approx. 1h 10 min) or taxi (approx. 45 min.).

Participants can also book airport transfers in advance with the hotel reception.

About the Area

Hotel Flamingo Resort is a 4-star hotel located directly by the sea with a private white sandy beach, surrounded by a eucalyptus forest - one of the nicest destinations in south Sardinia.

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