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EMBO Workshop

Spatial Omics and complexities of human diseases: Resolve and Solve

23 – 25 October 2024 | Rome, Italy

  • Early Registration Deadline
  • 31 July 2024
  • Late Registration Deadline
  • 10 September 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 June 2024
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 31 July 2024
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 July 2024

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About the Workshop

One of the biggest puzzles in Biology is to understand how trillions of cells which comprise a human body interact with each other to support life. Spatial Omics, as it is collectively known and includes several spatially resolved technologies, is set to provide answers to this question.

Specifically, Spatial Omics allows the measurement of the activity of biomolecules like RNA, DNA, proteins, and other omics in situ—directly from tissue samples. This is fundamental because most physiological and pathological processes entail localized cellular interactions taking place in spatially heterogeneous tissue environments. Spatial omics permits previously indiscernible cellular organization and biological phenomena to be viewed in extraordinary detail.

The topics covered in this EMBO Workshop will include spatial tissue profiling and cell atlas, innovative multiplexed bio-imaging, cellular interactions, in situ multi-omics and AI based data analysis. We have invited some of the best and pioneering scientists to share their wisdom and experience with younger and upcoming colleagues. The workshop will discuss fundamental technological and computational advances and foster collaborations and further breakthroughs in this exciting Omics confluence.

Image credit: Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University, Boston, USA

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.







  • Early Registration Deadline
  • 31 July 2024
  • Late Registration Deadline
  • 10 September 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 June 2024
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 31 July 2024
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 July 2024



Registration includes:

  • Access to the scientific sessions
  • Conference Material
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunches
  • Gala dinner

Excluding accommodation


Registration cancellation deadline 25 September 2024.

A 22% VAT and the % commission expenses will be retained in case of cancellation.

Selection criteria

The scientific advisory board (SAB) will select poster and oral presentations from the submitted abstracts.

To ensure a fair and transparent abstract review and selection, a well-defined decision process will be applied by the SAB.

The criteria will take into account the context of the work, the methodology, the consistency of the results, the relevance of the conclusions and the impact of the data presented in the abstract.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should be not more than 350 words excluding author name and affiliations. Only registered participants are eligible to submit an abstract. Abstract submission is via online only. During abstract submission, you can apply for an oral or poster presentation. Participants who are selected for oral presentation will be informed by email before July 31st, 2024.

Poster specifications

In accordance with the EMBO sustainability program, there will be no paper posters. Only Electronic posters (e-Poster) will be projected. Follow the instructions below for poster preparation.

Format: JPEG portrait

Recommended size:

- width 1080 pixel, height 1830 pixel (if you use CorelDraw, PaintShop Pro, etc. )

- width 28.6 cm height 48.42 cm (if you use PowerPoint)

- in the case of e-posters consisting of multiple pages (until 4), the JPEGs must show the relative numbering at the bottom (e.g. 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4)

- The name of each file must contain , surname of a reference author and the relevant page (e.g. 1-Rossi_1-4, 1-Rossi_2-4, 1-Rossi_3-4, 1-Rossi_4-4 ) so as to minimize the margin of error when loading the posters into the system that manages the displays.

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.


Following sustainability measures are planned at our workshop:

1: Plastic badge covers and pens will be recovered once the workshop is over and recycled for other conferences of Sapienza university.

2:The workshop will be free of plastic water bottles and meal accessories. Designated water stations will be created and water will be served in proper glasses.

3: Only local food will be catered and vegetarian options will be available throughout the event.

4: All participants will be suggested hotels/student residences within walking distance from the workshop venue thus helping reduce gas emissions caused by using cars and taxis.

5: We have identified several ECO hotels around the Sapienza campus with environment friendly policies where we plan to house a significant number of our guests.

6: The air-conditioner will not be required as October is a very pleasant time in Rome with average highs of about 18 degrees celsius.

7: Participants from neighboring countries will be encouraged to travel by train to Rome. We will reserve a part of travel grants for this purpose.

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.



For scientific issues, please contact: Pankaj Trivedi

For general administrative issues (e.g., registration fees), please contact: Vittoria Marotta at Sardiniacocs s.r.l.




Conference Room

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche,

Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, 00185, Rome.


Accommodation will be arranged independently by the participants. Please see this link for details.


From Rome Fiumicino airport to Rome Termini train station: By Leonardo Express, every 15 minutes starting at 6 AM to 23.23 PM.

From Rome Ciampino Airport to Rome Termini station by bus transfer: approx. every 45 minutes.

The conference venue (Consiglio Nazionale delle ricerche, CNR, Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, ) is a 10-15 minute walk from the Termini railway station.

About the Area

The conference venue of the National Research Council of Italy is within a radius of 2.5 Km from the major tourist attractions of Rome like Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Villa Borghese, Museum of the Imperial Forums, Papal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.

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