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Signalling in plant development

20 – 24 September 2015 | Brno, Czech Republic

About the conference

The EMBO Conference “Signalling in plant development” is the 2nd conference in the recent series of EMBO Plant Molecular Biology conferences, complementing the 1st conference “The Interdisciplinary Plant Development”organized in Sep 2014 in Cambridge. The conference will take place in Brno, Czech Republic, the place where the basic rules of heredity were layed down by Johan Gregor Mendel in 1865.


The ability of developmental adaptations is a critical prerequisite for any organism to sustain the environmental changes. Plants are superb in integrating various signalling inputs allowing their adaptation not only the immediate environmental status but also to anticipate further development and modulate their developmental programs in a mid-term perspective. Detailed understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying such signal integration at the systemic level is of high general biology importance and will provide us with the possibility of effective improvement of a wide spectrum of economically important crop traits ranging from higher resistance to drought and cold until engineering plant shapes or preventing competition among individual plants in the field.    


The conference “Signalling in plant development” will focus on signalling events at different levels of organization in plant cells such as proteins, cells, tissues and interaction with environment. The focus will be on integrating various interdisciplinary methodologies in order to approach from all available angles the signalling events shaping various aspects of plant development and show them also in evolutionary context.


The conference topics will include:

  • Structural aspects of signal transduction
  • Intercellular signalling
  • External signals
  • Signalling networks
  • Post-transcriptional regulations of signalling events
  • Evolution and variations


Keynote lecture will be given by Elliot Meyerowitz (CALTECH, USA).


Download abstracts book (pdf, 6.7MB)


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Registration and abstract submission deadline

30 June 2015

Selected participants will be notified by

15 July 2015

Payment deadline

2 August 2015

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Information for participants


The capacity in the conference hotel is limited here are more option for accommodation. If you want to share the room with other participant please, let us know and we will help you.
Please choose and confirm the accommodation directly to the hotels. (number of nights, single or double)

Room must be payed on your arrival at your hotel. How to get to the conference hotel from your hotel (doc).



We will arrange the schuttle bus from / to Vienna airport.

MEETING POINT : our colleague Lucie will be waiting at the arrival hall close to entrance for arrivals with the board "EMBO CONFERENCE". Please find her. She will take you to the bus.

  • 20th September – 16:30 from Vienna airport
  • 24th September – 14:00 to Vienna airport (from the conference hotel)

If you travel on your own please find the travel information.



After arrival you will be asked to check-in to the hotel and register to the conference.
Conference registration and information desk will be open at BEST WESTERN INTERNATIONAL in the following times:

  • Sunday September 20, 2:00 PM – 6:45 PM, please bring your poster!
  • Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Conference bag contains:

  • Book of abstracts
  • Map
  • City Guide
  • Pen
  • Promotional materials

WELCOME DINNER (buffet) - Sunday

  • Meeting point: in lobby of Best Western International – conference hotel 6:45 PM
  • Dinner: Art Gallery next to the hotel (2 minutes' walk)
  • Start at 7:00 PM


FAREWELL DINNER and visit of Abbey. (only for registered with the voucher)

  • 15:30: Departure to Mendel Museum from hotel International
  • 15:45 - 17:00: Gregor Johann Mendel museum and Abbey excursion
  • 17:00 - 20:00: Farewell Dinner at Augustinian Abbey
  • 20:15: Bus departure to the hotels (Grand Hotel, International, Continental)



When you bring the poster you will get the number at registration (the same as in book of abstract). The same number will be already displayed on the board. All posters must be displayed the latest on Monday 21 at 14:30 in the lecture hall 2 Pins for hanging posters will be available at the hall. Presenting authors are kindly requested to present throughout the official poster sessions time inorder to explain their research and to answer the questions. There will be no guided formal discussion.
There will be two groups :

  • Poster session 1 will present ONLY posters with odd numbers (1; 3; 5…)
  • Poster session 2 will present ONLY posters with even numbers (2; 4; 6…)



  • POSTER SESSION 1 Day 2 – Monday 21st September 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • POSTER SESSION 2 Day 3 – Tuesday 22nd September 5:00 PM -20:00 PM


FLASH TALKS: 12 selected participants (who has been informed) will have 5 minutes presenation according to the programme. More information at the registration desk.


PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATE: who signed up for certificate, please pick it up on Wednesday after lunch or Thrusday morning.








Registration and abstract submission deadline

30 June 2015

Selected participants will be notified by

15 July 2015

Payment deadline

2 August 2015











Single room



Double room




Registration includes:

  • Admission to scientific and poster sessions
  • All meals except Farewell Dinner on Wednesday (60 EUR) This must be payed extra
  • Conference materials including abstract

Accommodation has been booked for you in the conference hotel in BEST WESTERN INTERNATIONAL hotel 4* and includes:

  • 4 nights from 20th – 24th September (Sunday - Thursday)
  • Buffet breakfast

Accommodation must be payed directly at the hotel reception after arrival at the reception desk

Certificate of attendance will be available on request during the conference at the registration desk.


Registration and Information desk

After arrival you will be asked to check-in to the hotel and register to the conference. Conference registration and information desk will be open in the following time:
Sunday September 20 – 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monday – Thursday – 7:30 AM – 6 PM



Payment details will be send via email to successful applicants.



Cancellation Policy for the fee payment:
Only cancellation in writing to the event manager ( will be accepted.
31 August = 50%
1 September = 100%


Selection criteria

Participants will be selected on the basis of the abstract submission. All selected participants will give their presentation in the form of posters. In addition, a number of abstracts will be selected for flash poster presentation.
Participants planning to bring a poster will be given priority; the relevance of the poster to the conference theme will be taken into consideration.


Abstracts and posters

Abstract: max 300 words.

Poster Specification:
Please bring one printed copy of your poster A0, portrait format.
Posters should have a border of a few centimetres to allow the frame


The poster boards will be ready for hanging posters from Sunday 5:00 PM.
All posters must be displayed on Monday 21 at 2:30 PM


Copy center

There is a copy center within 5-minute-walk from the hotel if you wish to print your poster.

CopyToner s.r.o.
ADDRESS : Pekařská 10, 602 00, Brno
Opening hours
MONDAY - FRIDAY: / 8:00 - 18:00


Student fellowship

A limited number of student fellowships (travel grants) will be available. If you are a student willing to obtain a student fellowship, please, indicate your interest in the registration form.





Dana Černošková

Phone: +420 775 370 954





venue map


Conference Hotel:
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Interantional Brno****
Husova 16, 659 21 Brno, Czech Republic

BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel International Brno is a luxury four-star hotel situated beneath Špilberk Castle. It is less than 100 metres from náměstí Svobody (Freedom Square), and is tastefully situated to one side of the historic centre. This important functionalist building from 1962 has been entered onto the list of cultural monuments, and was influenced by pre-war Bauhaus architecture and partly by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.



How to get to Brno?


Visitors of Brno can use International Airport Brno-Tuřany, which provides flights to Prague, London, Moscow, Eidhoven and other charter destinations. The visitors can use International Prague Airport and Brno is also well connected to international airport in Vienna (Austria).

  • Brno:
    Brno - Tuřany Airport
    Brno 904/1, Tuřany, Czech Republic, Phone: +420 545 521 111

    Airport is located 12km/20 minutes from the city center and you can easily take a taxi or the express bus, which is directly located outside the entrance to the airport terminal.

  • Vienna: 
    Vienna International Airport
    Einfahrtsstrasse, Schwechat 1300, Republic of Austria, Phone: +43-1-7007-0

    There is no direct flight from Vienna to Brno because of too short distance. Easiest transportation from Vienna airport to Brno is with bus operator Student Agency offering 8 connections daily from Vienna to Brno from 13 EUR one way. Duration of the travel is approximately 2,5 hours. Tickets are available to purchase online at the website.

  • Prague:
    Václav Havel Airport Prague 
    K Letišti 6/1019, 160 08, Prague 6, Phone: +420 220 111 888

    Easiest transportation from Prague is with bus operator Student Agency offering 36 connections daily from Prague to Brno from 8 EUR one way. Duration 
    of the travel is approximately 2,5 hours. Tickets are available online website with German and English version.


By Bus

There are plenty of buses which travel to Brno. The connection Prague–Brno takes ca. 2.5 hours and Vienna – Brno from airport or city center ca. 2 hours.
Here are some bus companies which travel to Brno:


By Car

Brno is located on the main Czech highway D1 and D2. Please note that driving through czech highways and other main roads requires a vignette, which is for sale at the border, petrol stations, post offices and motor clubs.

Useful links:


By Train

Brno is an important rail junction situated on the Balkan – Budapest- Prague – Berlin – Scandinavia rail route. All Eurocity trains stop in Brno. The distance from Prague to Brno is 256 kilometres, from Vienna 155 kilometres, from Bratislava 132 kilometres, from Berlin 566 kilometres and from Wroclaw 312 kilometres. The Central railway station is located in the centre of Brno, a few minutes walk from the historic centre. Train connections can be found on

  • Prague – Brno Main railway station: 2.45 hours
  • Vienna – Brno Main railway station: 1.45 hours
  • Bratislava – Brno Main railway station: 1.30 hours