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Protein quality control: Success and failure in health and disease

14 – 19 May 2017 | Sant Feliu de Guixols

Registration deadline

8 March 2017

Abstract submission deadline

8 March 2017

Selected participants will be notified by

20 March 2017

Payment deadline

27 March 2017

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About the conference

Protein quality control is vital for cells and organisms and failure to maintain protein quality control is associated with a broad range of human diseases.

The key players of protein quality control are chaperones and degradation machineries. This EMBO Conference is pluridisciplinary and brings together structural biologists, biochemists and cell and molecular biologists who study the actions of chaperones and protein degradation machines in cells and tissues. Dysfunction of protein quality control is at the origin of a broad range of age-related diseases including the devastating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and prion diseases. Aging and protein misfolding diseases are an integrated part of this EMBO Conference, as well as potential therapeutics.








Registration deadline

8 March 2017

Abstract submission deadline

8 March 2017

Selected participants will be notified by

20 March 2017

Payment deadline

27 March 2017









Registration includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Gala Dinner
  • Party
  • Group Excursion
  • Bus Transfers


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.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts must be a maximum of 1000 characters.

Poster Specifications

Please bring one printed copy of your poster; A0 size, portrait format.

Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for eligible participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at the EMBO Travel Grants page.

Scientific Committee

  • Manajit Hayer-Hartl
  • Agnieszka Chacińska
  • Jeff Brodsky
  • Ron Kopito
  • Harm Kampinga
  • Jean-Francois Collet



Paula Murphy

Phone: +44 223 267 050




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The conference will be held at Hotel Eden Roc, in Sant Feliu de Guixols.

Eden Roc Hotel

Punta Port Salvi s/n

17220 Sant Feliu De Guixols


Girona ES

Tel: (0034) 914 872 673

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Accommodation Details

The hotel is a holiday resort on the beach 129km from Barcelona airport and 30km from Girona airport.  The conference hall has excellent projection and audio facilities.  The conference hall will be used for posters in the evening.  The coffee break area is nearby, facing the sea and there are sitting areas, both indoor and outdoor to be used for informal discussions.  Internet access is available throughout the resort.  All the accommodation is on site, within walking distance of the main building and the lecture hall, through a beautiful garden. 


Participants will be accommodated in shared twin rooms with bathroom, direct dial telephone, Sat-TV and safety deposit box.

Travel Details

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 129km from Barcelona (BCN) airport and 30km from Girona (GRO) airport. Sarbus offer bus services between Barcelona BCN airport or Girona GRO airport, and Sant Feliu de Guixols.

Shuttle Bus Times:

  • Barcelona Airport on 14th May leaving 11:00, 14:00 and 16:00
  • Girona Airport on 14th May leaving at 13:30.
There will be a sign on each of the buses saying “EMBO Conference/Eden Roc Hotel, Girona".

Travel by train
Girona is the nearest train station (30 km).  Teisa offer bus services between Girona city and Sant Feliu de Guixols.  A taxi from the train station to St.Feliu costs around EUR 50.

About the Area

Sant Feliu is a small picturesque town situated on the northern Mediterranean coast of Spain, 129 km from Barcelona and 30 km from Girona. The hotel overlooks the sea and is located 1 km from the centre of Sant Feliu de Guixols.



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