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Molecular chaperones: From molecules to cells and misfolding diseases

8 – 13 May 2015 | Heraklion, Greece


About the conference

How cells and organisms manage protein homeostasis is an important issue as protein misfolding and aggregation is associated with a growing number of diseases and ageing. The EMBO Conference will focus on these topics, including the principles of protein folding, mechanisms of chaperone machines and networks as well as the deposition and turnover of aggregates in cells. Taken together, a multi-facetted picture of cellular proteostasis will be presented ranging from single molecule mechanics, structural and theoretical studies, biochemical and in vivo analyses at the organelle and cell levels to findings related to therapeutic intervention for so far intractable diseases of protein misfolding.

Registration deadline

March 1, 2015

Abstract submission deadline

March 1, 2015

Payment deadline

March 15, 2015

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Registration deadline

March 1, 2015

Abstract submission deadline

March 1, 2015

Payment deadline

March 15, 2015


Single Room Twin Room







Registration includes:

  • bus transfer from Heraklion airport to the conference site (at specific times)
  • 5 nights accommodation in a single or twin room from May 8 -12, 2015
  • meals
  • conference materials
  • group excursion.



Accepted participants will receive a payment link.


Cancellation policy

Fees will be refunded if notification of cancellation is received by email minus an administration fee as follows:

  • Until April 1, 2015: 15% total fee
  • Until April 2, 2015: 100% total fee


Poster Specifications:

  • Please bring on printed copy of your poster: A0 size, portrait format.
  • Posters should have a border of a few centimetres to allow for the frame.
  • An accompanying presentation; approximately 15 minutes to explain the poster. This should be Power Point (on a USB stick or uploaded to the internet ready for download)


Additional information

We will endeavor to put students up in single rooms but due to availability we may have to ask them to share.




Margot Rubinstein


Local Contact (registration and hotel queries)

Margaret Balothiaris


Efi Galanaki



venue map


Aldemar Resort Knossos Royal, Family Resort
Limenas Heronissou,

Crete, 700141


TEL:                +30 2897 027400
FAX:               +30 28970 23150



How to get there
Heraklion is directly connected to Athens International Airport with daily domestic flights run by Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. 2-4 direct flights per day are from Thessaloniki (SKG).
There are also other direct scheduled airline connections from major European cities as well as many charter flights from most European countries.
Alternatively, one can use the ferry-boat connecting Heraklion with the harbour of Piraeus (Athens). Connections are offered by Minoan Lines and ANEK Lines and the overnight trip takes about 7 hours.

Arrival by Air

When you arrive at Heraklion airport, transfer to the conference site: Knossos Royal Hotel at Anissaras (near Hersonissos).

This possible by:

Public bus to Hersonissos (KTEL)

Public bus service every 30 minutes from the airport exit. Once you arrive in Hersonissos, get off at the second bus stop by the taxi rank (look for the large super market XALKIADAKIS). Take a taxi to the hotel/conference venue, approximate cost €10.

There are 1-2 busses daily going directly to the Knossos Royal Hotel, depending on demand. Timings can be found in the above web site.
Last bus to Hersonissos departs at 22:00 hrs.
Price: ~€3
Journey time: about 45 min.


The most convenient method to get to the conference hotel/venue from all locations (airport / seaport / downtown) is to use a taxi. The approximate fare from Heraklion Airport is €33.


Renting a car

From the airport / port / downtown area, get to the highway (follow signs to the National Road). On the highway, head East and follow the signs to Agios Nikolaos and/or Hersonissos straight for about 20km. Turn right onto the exit at Kastelli and then turn left for Hersonissos. Keep going straight for 2 km until the traffic lights and then cross the road to the other side and join the road parallel to the main road and turn right. Follow the road until you reach the sign for the Knossos Royal before turning left.

Arrival by Boat

When you arrive at the Heraklion harbour, walk to the public bus station which is not far. From there, buses depart to Hersonissos, every half hour.
The first bus departs at 06:30 hrs and the last one at 22:00 hrs. Follow the same instruction given above (public bus).



Hotel reservations before or after the conference can be reserved online during the registration process at an extra cost.

Single room:  Euro   85,-- (including breakfast, lunch & dinner for 1 person)
Twin room: Euro 130,-- (including breakfast, lunch & dinner for 2 people)