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Glycosylation in the Golgi complex

24 – 28 October 2016 | Vico Equense, Italy

Registration deadline

30 June 2016

Abstract submission deadline

30 June 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

30 June 2016

Payment deadline

15 July 2016

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About the workshop

illustration 1The Golgi apparatus has long been studied as a key sorting station that is required for the appropriate targeting of nearly a third of the proteins encoded in the mammalian genome. An equally important function of this organelle is modification of cargo by glycosylation. Glycosylation mediates intercellular interactions and signalling, and is thus a key regulator of multicellularity.

The cargo trafficking mechanisms and the glycosylation activities of the Golgi have been studied extensively but separately, leading to the development of two rather distinct research fields, which have interacted poorly over the years. This EMBO Workshop will emphasize a "cultural" exchange between researchers working in these two complementary fields to accelerate progress towards answering such basic questions as:

  • What is the role of membrane trafficking in the organization of the glycosylation machinery in the Golgi?
  • How does this organization influence the functions of glycosyltransferases?
  • How are the trafficking and glycosylation functions of the Golgi coordinated?
  • At a systems level, what is the relationship between the distribution of the glycosylation machinery in different tissues, and the cargoes modified?
  • How does glycosylation regulate cellular and organismal homeostasis?







Registration deadline

30 June 2016

Abstract submission deadline

30 June 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

30 June 2016

Payment deadline

15 July 2016










Registration includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Food


Selected participants will be contacted later regarding the payment.

Selection Criteria

The participants will be selected based on the scientific content of their abstract. Applicants presenting work on the interface between trafficking and glycosylation at the Golgi will be given preference.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts should be a maximum of 150 words.

Poster Specifications

Posters should be 90cm x 100cm




Organising and Accommodation Secretariat:
EffeErre Congressi
Alessandra Saioni or Roberta Saioni
Tel: +39 081 2302417



venue map


Hotel Aequa,

Corso Filangieri,


Vico Equense,



The participants will be accommodated in twin rooms or triple rooms, although single rooms will be available at an extra-cost.


The venue is easily reached from Naples International Airport and from Naples train station through the use of Circumvesuviana trains (41 or 55 minutes). The Vico Equense Circumvesuviana train station is about 200 m from the venue.

About the Area

Vico Equense is situated on the Sorrento peninsula, a famous tourist destination in Italy. Vico Equense is, indeed, the starting point for numerous excursions: Pompei, Paestum, Naples and Vesuvius, Capri and Ischia, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, thanks to a rich network of air, road, railway and maritime links.


Travel Grants

Limited number of travel grants are available to support selected participants to attend this workshop. In addition, there are also special grants available to support participants from India, Taiwan, South Africa or Singapore. Please contact the administrative office for further information.