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Towards novel therapies: Emerging insights from structural and molecular biology

6 – 8 March 2017 | Groningen, The Netherlands

Registration deadline

5 December 2016

Abstract submission deadline

5 December 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

7 December 2016

Payment deadline

15 February 2017

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About the conference

NOTE: Registrations are now closed. If you are still interested in attending please contact the organizers.


Molecular and structural biology are currently witnessing revolutionary developments, which are providing unprecedented insight in the mechanisms of processes catalyzed by biomacromolecules. The fundamental progress is tremendously exciting, and at the same time offers an ever more sophisticated platform to combat human diseases. This Conference will focus on three areas where progress has been spectacular, each intimately related to human disease: structural neurobiology, bacterial machines and infectious diseases, and regulation and cancer. The conference will provide examples of the use of structural knowledge to develop compounds of great therapeutic promise, and highlight how compounds designed for potential therapeutic use have tremendous value as handles to study fundamental mechanisms of action. By bringing together scientists from different backgrounds (from Academia and industry) who share a profound interest in structural and molecular biology we aim to create a setting in which the links between different disciplines will be emphasized. In addition, students and postdocs will see the similarities, differences and interactions between industry and academia, which may help in their future career choices.







Registration deadline

1 December 2016

Abstract submission deadline

1 December 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

7 December 2016

Payment deadline

15 February 2017











Registration includes:

  • Lunch and dinner on March 6
  • Lunch and dinner on March 7
  • (packed) lunch on March 8

Excluding accommodation and travel.



Payment information will be provided once the applicant is accepted.


Selection criteria

Applicants should write a brief statement in which they indicate why they would like to participate, and how their background and current work match the scope conference. The statement should include maximally three publications of the applicant related to the topic of the conference.

Approximately 10 applicants will be asked to present an oral presentation. The applicants will be selected from the poster abstracts and the statement on why they would like to attend.


Abstract guidelines

The abstract contains two parts:

  1. A statement in which you indicate why you are interested in attending (at most 150 words)
  2. In case you are bringing a poster: scientific abstract of at most 200 words



Size: 1 meter x 1.5 meter.


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. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.




Renate van der Tuuk

Phone: +31 50 363 4139

Mobile: +31 622 982 350




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Groninger Forum

Hereplein 73,
9711 GD
The Netherlands


How to get to Groninger Forum (pdf).