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EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Microtubules: from atoms to complex systems

June 8, 2022 to June 11, 2022



This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required for on-site attendance. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 terms and conditions.


Symposium Overview

The microtubule cytoskeleton is essential for a wide variety of cellular functions, such as chromosome segregation, directed vesicle and organelle transport, cell motility and cell polarity. Impaired microtubule function can lead to human diseases including cancer and neurodegenerative disorders, where microtubules serve as important therapeutic targets. In recent years, interdisciplinary approaches embracing cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology and mathematical modelling have made a tremendous impact on microtubule research.

The progressive diversification of the microtubule field has created the need for a strong meeting that unifies the community and brings together researchers from different disciplines interested in microtubule research. This role has been played by this conference series, which was initiated in 2010. Our meetings bring together early-career and established researchers from all over the world who are interested in fundamental microtubule biology and its impact on organism development, homeostasis and disease. As in our previous meetings, this new symposium will feature inspirational keynote and landmark lectures, a large number of short talk opportunities selected from the submitted abstracts, and lively poster sessions, as well as special activities for networking and advancing EMBO global initiatives.


Session Topics

  • Patterning of microtubule arrays
  • Microtubule-based control of cell architecture
  • Microtubule motors and their regulation
  • Microtubule biophysics
  • The tubulin code
  • Microtubules in neurons
  • Microtubules in cell division




MAR 25:   Abstract Submission
APR 6:     Registration (on-site)
JUN 1:     Registration (virtual)

On-site Registration   |   Virtual Registration



June 8, 2022
June 11, 2022
Event Category:


EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual