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Exploring the genomic complexity and diversity of eukaryotes

17 – 22 October 2015 | Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain

About the conference

Unicellular eukaryotes comprise the overwhelming majority of eukaryotic diversity, pervading all branches of the eukaryotic tree of life. Recent sequencing efforts have significantly increased the number and diversity of unicellular eukaryotes for which genomic/cellular/proteomic data is available. Metagenomics, transcriptomics, single- cell genomics, and other 'omics' approaches are being applied to unravel the ecology, physiology, diversity and evolution of microbial eukaryotes and are shedding light on fundamental questions such as the origin of the eukaryotic cell, endosymbiosis, the origin of multicellularity and the evolution of major cellular processes in eukaryotes.


This EMBO Conference will gather researchers focused on the diversity and evolution of different groups of microbial eukaryotes. They will present their latest results and discuss them in an informal environment where new ideas are likely to emerge from scientific interactions.


Registration deadline

15 september 2015

Abstract submission deadline

31 July 2015

Selected participants will be notified by

7 August 2015

Payment deadline

15 September 2015

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Registration deadline

15 september 2015

Abstract submission deadline

31 July 2015

Selected participants will be notified by

7 August 2015

Payment deadline

15 September 2015











Registration includes:

  • accommodation and meals
  • conference dinner
  • transfers to and from Barcelona and Girona airports (will only be available if sufficient number of participants travel via Girona)



Speakers will be accommodated in single rooms and participants in a twin room (single room availability upon request plus additional fee).



Payment details will be provided by e-mail to successful applicants. Your place will only be confirmed after payment of the registration fee.


Selection criteria

Applicants will be selected according to research interests, affinity to the field, mature presentation, recent exciting work, and likelihood of becoming a player of importance in the field, in view of their project work and motivation letter. Additionally, a fair gender balance will be considered and significant regional bias will be avoided.


Selection will be done by a committee composed by the co-organizers.



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Poster specifications

The poster space will be 90 x 120 cm (width x height), which corresponds to A0 vertical format (or 16 pages in A4 format).




Laura Prat




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Hotel Eden Roc

C/Port Salvi 57
17220 Sant Feliu de Guixols

Costa Brava



The EMBO Conference will be held at Hotel Eden Roc, in Sant Feliu de Guíxols. Sant Feliu is a small picturesque town situated on the northern Mediterranean coast of Spain, 120 km from Barcelona and 30 km from Girona. The hotel overlooks the sea and is located 1.5 km from the centre of Sant Feliu de Guíxols.



Travel by car

Motorway A-7, exit Nº 9 (when traveling from Barcelona), or the exit Nº 7 (when travelling from France).

Travel by plane

The hotel is located 120km from Barcelona (BCN) airport and 30km from Girona (GRO) airport. Sarbus offers bus service between Barcelona BCN airport or Girona GRO airport, and Sant Feliu de Guíxols.

Travel by train

Girona is the nearest train station (30 km). Teisa offers bus service between Girona city and Sant Feliu de Guíxols. A taxi from the train station to St.Feliu costs around EUR 50.