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The modularity of signalling proteins and networks

20 – 25 September 2016 | Seefeld in Tirol, Austria

Registration deadline

24 June 2016

Abstract submission deadline

24 June 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

06 July 2016

Payment deadline

15 July 2016

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About the workshop

ModularityMore than 25 years since the discovery of modular protein binding domains, we now appreciate their critical role in the function and evolution of cell signalling networks. Modularity is a recurrent theme in signalling, operating across multiple scales, and understanding modular design principles is essential for the rational manipulation of signalling to improve human health.


For more than a decade, a vibrant research community has gathered periodically at Seefeld in the Austrian Alps to discuss the latest developments in modularity in signalling. Early workshops focused on different classes of protein modules, but over time the emphasis has shifted toward computational and network approaches, and the role of modules in health and disease. The 2016 EMBO Workshop on the Modularity in Signalling Proteins and Networks will focus on cutting-edge work in protein and network engineering, systems and synthetic biology, and in translating insights from signalling networks into novel therapeutic strategies.


The final detailed programme can be downloaded here.







Registration deadline

24 June 2016

Abstract submission deadline

24 June 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

06 July 2016

Payment deadline

15 July 2016










Registration includes:

  • Accommodation (double occupancy)
  • All meals (breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, dinner)
  • Bus transfer from Munich airport to venue

Selection criteria

Applicants will be chosen based on the scientific merit of submitted abstracts, and for diversity of participants (geographical, gender, career stage). In addition to the abstract, applicants should submit a brief letter outlining what they feel they can contribute to the workshop, and how they believe it will enhance their career development.

Abstract guidelines

Maximum 2000 characters, including spaces.

Poster specifications

Details will be provided to accepted applicants


Accepted applicants will be contacted with payment details on 01 July



Isolde Bates

Phone: 1-860-679-8350




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Aktivhotel Hotel Veronika
Riehlweg 161 · A-6100 Seefeld in Tirol
Tel +43 (0) 5212 2105
Fax +43 (0) 5212 3787

Accommodation details

The Aktivhotel Veronika is a small 4-star hotel perfectly equipped for conferences of this size and style. The hotel offers a total of 50 rooms and larger suites sufficient for hosting the full list of participants in the same location. This adds significantly to the relaxed atmosphere. The entire Hotel will be available exclusively for the time of the conference. Facilities include a fully equipped lecture room sufficient for seating 90 people, a separate room for poster presentation, a generously sized dining room and a bar area.

Note: Most attendees will share a room or suite with one or two other participants.


Seefeld can be reached easily from the airports of Salzburg, Munich and Innsbruck. We will use Munich Airport as the central hub, as a number of budget airlines conveniently fly into Munich from many European locations. Conference attendees will be delivered to the venue by means of shuttle buses from Munich Airport, according to the arrival schedules. Additionally, there are good rail connections from Seefeld to Munich and Innsbruck, and the Seefeld train station is located only 300 meters from the hotel.

About the area

Seefeld is situated 20 km northeast of Innsbruck on a picturesque high plateau, offering a view of the northern mountain ridges of the Nordkette. Seefeld, at the heart of the Olympiaregion Seefeld, presents itself both as a traditional village with idyllic, Tyrolean attractions, and as forward-thinking and modern. See


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