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EMBO Workshop co-supported by The Company of Biologists and Yamada Science Foundation

Wnt 2020

22 – 25 September 2020 | Awaji, Japan

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the organizers have decided to postpone this EMBO Workshop. It will be held at the same venue in Fall 2022. Further details about the dates and programs of the new Wnt 2022 meeting will be posted on this website, so please visit frequently.

  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 May 2020
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 May 2020
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 1 June 2020
  • Payment Deadline
  • 1 July 2020

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About the meeting

Wnt signaling is a highly conserved pathway among various species. Since Wnt1 was discovered in 1982, a number of studies using many model animals and human samples have revealed that Wnt signaling plays crucial roles in embryonic development, tissue morphogenesis and regeneration, and many other physiological and pathological processes. Therefore, the knowledge about this signaling is crucial not only for the understanding of multiple aspects of physiology in all life courses but for that of pathology in human diseases. Since Wnt research covers various field of the life science, this meeting is aiming to cover “molecular and cellular biology of the signaling”, “structural biology”, and “stem cell biology”, as well as “clinical application”.


An important objective of this EMBO Workshop on Wnt 2020 is to bring together different fields of researchers for exchange of cutting-edge information that advance this research field. Whereas several types of Wnt meetings have been held almost every year in Europa and USA, except one meeting in Australia, this is the first Wnt meeting convened in Asia. Therefore, this EMBO Workshop on Wnt 2020 is highly expected to bring together leaders and young scientists from Europe, USA, and especially those from Asia and Oceania.


Participation of young and interdisciplinary researchers are strongly encouraged and we will organize events like “meet the professors” and “poster flash talk” to facilitate active involvement of all participants to the meeting.


A related meeting will be held in Okazaki prior to the 2020 Wnt meeting. You can see details concerning this meeting on the following web site



If you are unable to see these sections please download our offline list of speakers and organizers as well as the full programme here.






  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 May 2020
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 May 2020
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 1 June 2020
  • Payment Deadline
  • 1 July 2020

  • STUDENT/POSTDOC JPY 25000 (~210 EUR)
  • ACADEMIC JPY 50000 (~410 EUR)
  • INDUSTRY JPY 90000 (~750 EUR)

Registration includes:

  • Workshop fee
  • Lunch / Dinner / Banquet / Coffee Breaks
  • Social activities

Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee.


Selected participants will be notified by e-mail and redirected to a website dedicated for the payment as well as the accommodation requests.

The accommodation booking is exclusively handled on-line from the above webpage organized by a designated travel agency and they will not contact you unless you complete the on-line registration. Any phone calls/e-mails you may receive regarding the accommodation booking about this meeting can thus be considered as a “phishing” scam, so please do not respond to them.

Selection criteria

  • Scientific excellence of the participant
  • Relevance to the theme and objectives of the workshop
  • Balance of: gender, young/established investigators, Japan/outside Japan investigators.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should contain a brief description of background, the experimental question, methods and a summary of the main findings.

Abstracts should be submitted online as single-spaced text. The main body of the abstract should not exceed 350 words.

Please indicate if you would like to present a short talk.

Abstract submission is not mandatory but if registrations exceed the number of available spaces, preference will be given to applicants who have submitted an abstract.

Poster specifications

A0 size, vertical posters. Further details will be provided to accepted applicants by email.

Additional information

Notification of cancellation should be made in writing and sent to the conference organizers:

Cancellation after 01/08/2020: A refund of the registration fee will not be possible. Please note that EMBO and the organizers shall not be responsible for, and shall be exempt from any and all liability in respect of any damage, injury or accident of any person or for loss or damage to his or her luggage or any other property.

Cancellation before 01/08/2020: The registration fee will be refunded excluding 50 € administration fee.

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for 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 EMBO Travel Grants page.

Child care grant

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.





Venue Map


Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center

Yumebutai, Awaji City, Hyogo 656-2306 Japan

Phone: 81-799-74-1020  FAX: 81-799-74-1021


JTB Corp. Western Japan MICE Branch (JTB) has been appointed as the official travel agent for the meeting and will handle hotel accommodations. JTB has reserved a sufficient number of rooms at the following hotels for the participants during the Conference period. Hotel assignment will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

*In case of the reservation, please read the Conditions of Travel on the Top Page.
*For accommodation details, please check the hotel list displayed on the reservation page.
*Room rates are per person, per night, including service charge and consumption tax.
*No Tour Leaders will meet guests at the airport. All guests are required to make their own transportation arrangements to the hotel for check in.
*The rooms are with bath tub and toilet.
*The room rate includes breakfast.

The Westin Awaji Island Resort & Conference Center


From Narita International Airport (NRT)

Via Air App.4.5Hrs

Take a connecting flight from Narita International Airport (NRT) to kansai International Airport (KIX) or Osaka International (Itami) Airport (ITM) and take an airport limousine bus from the airport.

Via Railway App.5.5Hrs

Take JR Narita Express to Shinagawa(70min) , and transfer to JR Shinkansen line (the bullet train) to Shin-kobe(160min)

From Kansai International Airport(KIX) App 2.5Hrs

Take an airport limousine bus to Kobe Sannomiya (65min) and take an Highway Express bus to Awaji Yumebutai (45min)

From Osaka International (Itami) Airport(ITM) App 2Hrs

Take an airport limousine bus to Kobe Sannomiya (40min) , and take a Highway Express bus to Awaji Yumebutai (45min)

From JR Shin-Kobe atation (JR Shinkansen line,the bullet train) App 1Hr

Take a Highway Express bus to Awaji Yumebutai (60min)

From JR Sannomiya (JR Local line) App.45min

Take a Highway Express bus to Awaji Yumebutai (45min)

More info here

About the Area

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