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Bacterial cell division: Orchestrating the ring cycle

14 - 17 September 2016 | Prague, Czech Republic

Registration deadline

31 May 2016

Abstract submission deadline

05 June 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

20 June 2016

Payment deadline

20 July 2016

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About the workshop

Bacterial cell division is coordinated with other cell cycle events and facilitated by the divisome, a dynamic, ring-like, multi-protein machinery. Recent advances in the reconstruction of parts of the divisome have led to mechanistic insights into its functioning, and novel imaging techniques have revealed the dynamics, localization and structures of the cell division components with unprecedented resolution. Moreover, links between cell division and other cellular processes have been discovered and new research on cell division in non-model bacteria uncovers common principles and unique features amongst different species.

Abstracts & Programme

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Registration deadline

31 May 2016

Abstract submission deadline

05 June 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

20 June 2016

Payment deadline

20 July 2016









Please note that due to an initial misquote, there will be only 20 reduced fees of 350 € for student/postdocs, while the remaining would pay the full fee of 450 €. These 20 student/postdoc will be notified shortly


Registration includes:

  • Welcome reception
  • Meals
  • Gala Dinner and Concert
  • Guided tour through the Old City of Prague.

 Excluding accommodation and travel to or from the venue


Registration is only complete following payment. The latest date payments can be accepted is 20 July 2016.


If you have been notified that you are accepted to the workshop, please pay your registration fee by visiting the payment portal:


Selection criteria

Previous EMBO Workshops on Bacterial Cell Division have been over-subscribed. The meeting venue is limited to 112 participants and early registration is therefore encouraged. Please submit an abstract describing the work to be presented. 22 abstracts will be selected for oral presentations. Registration closes no later than 31 May 2016.

Abstract guidelines

The abstract must include the title, the list of authors and the affiliations. Maximum length is 600 words.

Poster specifications

A0 (84 cm x 119 cm, 33” x 47”) portrait.



Pavel Branny

Phone: +420 241 062 658




venue map


Minorite Monastery of St. James

Klášter minoritů sv. Jakuba

Malá Štupartská 635/6

110 00 Prague

Czech Republic

About the location

Prague (Praha) is the capital and the largest city in the Czech Republic with about 1.3 million citizens. Prague is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and amongst the most popular tourist destinations with over 4 million visitors annually. The venue of the conference, the Minorite Monastery of St. James, is a calm retreat located in the historical centre of Prague, called Staré Město (Old Town) near Staroměstské náměstí (the Old Town Square) and Náměstí Republiky (the Square of the Republic). After closing the main door, the participants will find themselves away from the busy life of the city.

Prague by night Prague city

The church and the monastery are amongst the most interesting sights of Prague which combines architectural styles from Gothic to Baroque. These historical premises are closed to the public with the exception of educational and musical activities. In 1311 (or 1309) the coronation of John of Luxembourg as the Czech king took place here and, at the same time, his wedding and wedding banquet with the Czech Queen Elisabeth of Přemyslids, mother of Charles IV. Later, King Charles IV, as a Moravian margrave, issued his privileges for Prague citizens here. These important events took place in the Hall of John of Luxembourg and in the Coronation Hall that has been recently refurbished and opened to the public. There are organized seminars, conferences, concerts, exhibitions, gala evenings, gala banquets, etc in the Hall of John of Luxembourg, Gothic Gallery and Gothic Cellars.

Venue picture venue interior Venue silhouettes


Several hotels are within walking distance. You can choose between:

Grand Hotel Bohemia

– a member of Gerstner Imperial Hotels and Residences

Single or double rooms available - breakfast included
Reservation deadline: 10 rooms until 12 August 2016

Registration form

EA Hotel Juliš
Single or double rooms available - breakfast included

Reservation 21 rooms to 04 July 2016

Registration form

EA hotel Embassy
Single or double rooms available - breakfast included
Reservation deadline: 10 rooms until 04 July 2016

Registration form


Passengers need a valid ticket to use the city public transport system. The ticket must be stamped upon entering a bus, tram or metro station. Information about public city transport routes, ticket prices and timetables can be found at

By metro (subway)

The nearest metro stations are Náměstí Republiky (Square of the Republic), Line B and Staroměstská, Line A are 200-300 m away from the venue. See metro map.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Náměstí Republiky (Square of the Republic) with services by Trams No. 5, 8, 14, 26, 51, 54 and 56.

To/from the airport

One of the easiest way to the centre of Prague is the shuttle bus operating every 30 min between the Václav Havel Airport and the city centre ("V Celnici" street, in front of CSA terminal, near náměstí Republiky (the Square of the Republic) in Prague Old Town, close to hotels and the venue site.

  • Bus 119: Prague Airport – Dejvicka (metro line A) – 24 min
  • Airport Express Bus: Prague Airport – Prague Main Train Station (metro line C) – 35 min

By car

There are several car parking spaces near the conference venue. Information can be found at:

Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for eligible participants who are selected to attend this event.

Applicants must apply for these travel grants by directly contacting the course organizer. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. If you have any questions regarding travel grants for a specific event please contact the relevant course organizer directly.

The aim of these grants is to facilitate the participation of those coming from labs located in countries in need of scientific strengthening (whether located within Europe or internationally). Priority is given to selected participants working in the following countries: India, Taiwan, South Africa, Singapore.

These grants are designed to cover economy travel to attend the meeting. Visa costs, accommodation and subsistence will not be covered by these funds.