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EMBO Workshop

Ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins in health and disease

27 September – 01 October 2024 | Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • 31 May 2024
  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 July 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 June 2024
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 2-3 weeks after abstract submission deadline
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 July 2024

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About the Workshop

Recent years have provided an amazing advancement in the field of the ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like modifications (Ubls), as the technologies to detect them in different biological settings have improved significantly. Further, our understanding of the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) as a key player in essentially every aspect of biology and its potential to impact human health is now undergoing dramatic revolution in the ability to harness this system to clinical applications with the emergence of numerous proteolytic-targeting chimeras, as therapeutic modalities for human diseases ranging from cancer to infectious disease, autoimmunity and neurodegeneration. The exceptional interest in this field stems from the central role of these modifications in cell, tissue, and organismal homeostasis.

This workshop will explore the role Ub and Ubls play in different biological settings, in physiology and pathology to reveal new insight into the mechanisms that they regulate and disease-associated aberrations. The primary goals of this EMBO Workshop will be:

i) Present an overview of current knowledge with the latest research discoveries and cutting-edge approaches

ii) Foster the development of trainees and junior scientists

iii) Discuss opportunities to accelerate translational research and therapeutic development

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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.







  • Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • 31 May 2024
  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 July 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 June 2024
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 2-3 weeks after abstract submission deadline
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 July 2024


  • ACADEMIC Early Bird EUR 500

Registration includes:

  • Conference material
  • Access to all sessions
  • Meals and coffee breaks during the sessions as shown in the Program;
  • Organized transport from and to the airport on September 27 and October 1 (upon availability and if requested on time)

Accomodation is NOT included.


Please note that only after receiving confirmation that your registration has been accepted, payment must be submitted.

Payment should be made by credit card via the "PAYMENT" button above.

Cancellation policy

All requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to no later than 15 August 2024. The registration fee will be refunded in full, less an administrative fee of 20% of the registration amount.

Cancellations received after 15 August 2024 or no-show will not be refunded at all.

Selection criteria

Participant selection will be guided by the scientific quality of submitted abstracts, according to the expected scientific impact of the work on the conference and the ubiquitin/Ubl field. It is therefore requested that all participants submit an abstract (at the time of registration, they should also specify whether they wish to present a poster or short talk).

In addition, a proper balance of participants from different countries, genders, and career stages will be sought.

For participants who do not plan to present their work, selection will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The organizing committee will send a notification of your acceptance to the conference and/or selection for oral presentations within 2-3 weeks after the abstract submission deadline. This e-mail will also include payment details.

Abstract guidelines

Abstract MUST:

  • be submitted in English
  • include the title, authors list and affiliations
  • be submitted with the agreement of all listed authors
  • character limit: up to 250 words

A significant number of oral presentations will be selected by the Scientific Committee based on scientific quality, topic relevance and novelty of data presented.

Poster specifications

Please bring one printed copy of your poster in portrait orientation (NOT landscape).
Dimensions of the poster boards are 0.95 m wide by 1.35 m high.

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.


Abstract books and programs will be shared in electronic form only.

Use of economy flights will be encouraged for all speakers who use air travel.

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.







Frankopanska ul.
20210 Cavtat

Tel: +385 20 475 555

Tel: +385 20 300 300


Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and has to be organized by the participants on their own.

Participants are offered special rates for rooms at the Hotel Croatia Cavtat for the full 4 nights of the meeting.

Please make your reservation directly with the hotel through the online booking system using the access code: EMBOCONFERENCE (deadline for reservation is 12th August 2024).

You can choose to share a room with another conference participant.
If you know the name of the other participant you would like to share the room with, please indicate this choice when reserving your room. By writing to, you will be able to ask the conference organizers to arrange for you your accommodation in a shared room with another participant that has the same needs as you. The conference organizers will try to satisfy your request.

A limited number of rooms are secured for the conference, and will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The hotel is walking distance (10-15 min) to the village of Cavtat, and 22 km (ca. 35 min drive) to the city of Dubrovnik.

Alternative accommodations within walking distance to the conference venue can be found, e.g., on or airbnb (search ‘Cavtat’).

Please note that the organizers are not responsible for room availability and/or level of service. If you are planning to stay in Cavtat, it is recommended to reserve accommodation as soon as possible as this is a popular holiday region.


Hotel Croatia Cavtat is only 6 km away (ca. 10 min drive) from the Dubrovnik International Airport. A shuttle bus with specified departure times will be available for transport on the first and last days of the meeting at no extra cost. Detailed information will be sent to participants after the registration deadline. Other forms of transportation will be at participants’ own expense (a regular taxi fare should be approximately 25 Euros from the airport to the hotel).

Cavtat can be reached by air (Dubrovnik Airport/DBV), by sea (e.g. from Bari or Split) or by car.

About the Area

Cavtat is the most southerly Croatian resort of all, located around 20 km south of Dubrovnik and 22 km from the border with Montenegro. It is very easy to travel from Cavtat to Dubrovnik by bus or boat. Just 5km from Dubrovnik airport, Hotel Croatia Cavtat combines a stunning waterfront location with easy access to the treasures of the Adriatic coast. Medieval Dubrovnik is just across the bay and less than half an hour by car, or a relaxed 45-minute boat ride away. The hotel offers access to two quiet beaches – one facing Cavtat Bay, the other the crystal-clear Adriatic – an outdoor pool shaded by pine trees, a spa and excellent restaurants.

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