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Protein translocation and cellular homeostasis

18 – 22 March 2017 | Dubrovnik, Croatia

Registration deadline

21 November 2016

Abstract submission deadline

21 November 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

28 November 2016

Payment deadline

01 February 2017

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About the conference

ecoli cellMembranes play an important role in the metabolic and functional organization of cells. They divide cells into compartments with a specific subset of proteins and functions. Compartmentalization necessitates constant transport of proteins into and across membranes. Furthermore, cells constantly regulate the protein complement of each subcellular compartment in relation to demand. To achieve this high degree of organization, selective protein transport processes are required. It is a major challenge of molecular cell biology to understand the mechanistic principles of how a polypeptide chain is transported across a lipid bilayer, to define how specificity is brought about by translocation systems and to understand how these systems are regulated to achieve protein homeostasis.


This EMBO Conference, which is the third in a series, aims for a comprehensive understanding of the molecular mechanisms of protein translocation. It brings together scientists working on different model organisms (bacteria, yeast, plant, human cells), compartments (ER, mitochondria chloroplasts, peroxisomes), and from different disciplines such as structural biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics and biophysics. The interdisciplinary character of this conference series and its dedication to foster an understanding of a central biological process, the specific transport of polypeptides across a biological membrane, will be critical for the further development of this important research field.







Registration deadline

21 November 2016

Abstract submission deadline

21 November 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

28 November 2016

Payment deadline

01 February 2017











Registration includes:

  • Accommodation for four nights
  • Full board, coffee breaks
  • Transfer service to/from Dubrovnik airport
  • Conference dinner


Please pay the registration fee once you have received a “letter of acceptance”.

Payment by standard bank transfer (details will be sent with acceptance letter).  

Selection criteria

  • Priority will be given to abstracts on subjects related to the conference topics.
  • Priority will be given to aspects of conference topics that are not covered by the invited speakers.
  • Priority will be given to young faculty, postdoctoral fellows and advanced Ph.D. students
  • We will try to ensure minimal duplication of representatives from the same laboratory

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts should be less than 400 words plus title, authors and affiliations. 

Poster Specifications

Poster board dimensions are 1 x 2 meters (portrait).




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Hotel Valamar Lacroma

Iva Dulčića 34

Dubrovnik 20000

Croatia (HR)

The hotel is located on the Mediterranean green peninsula of Babin Kuk, very near to the old town of Dubrovnik. The EMBO Conference will be held in the the hotel and will accommodate all participants, provide meals and host poster sessions.

Single Rooms
Please note that only a limited number of single rooms are available. Students will share a room


Travel Information

Dubrovnik Airport is connected to major European cities.
There are direct flights from/to Dublin, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Brussels, Rome, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Moscow, Tel Aviv.  
Shuttle buses will be organized for transport to and from the hotel.

Airport bus shuttle

From Dubrovnik airport to hotel

March 18th – TBA

From hotel airport to Dubrovnik airport

March 22th – TBA

Taxis from the airport to the hotel will approximately cost approx. 35 Euro (approx 270 HRK).