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

June 5 to June 8



This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually.


Symposium Overview

This symposium, initiated in 2010, has taken place every second year since and brings together early-career and established researchers from all over the world who are interested in microtubule biology and its impact on human health and disease.

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 creates the need for this strong meeting that unifies the community and brings together researchers from different disciplines interested in microtubule research. As per the now well-established format, the 2024 edition of the symposium will feature inspirational keynote and landmark lectures, a large number of short talk opportunities selected from the submitted abstracts, lively poster sessions, and activities for networking.


Session topics

  • Patterning of microtubule arrays
  • Microtubule-based control of cell architecture
  • Microtubule motors and their regulation
  • Microtubule biophysics
  • Tubul-ins and outs
  • Microtubules in neurons
  • Microtubules in cell division



FEB 27:       Abstract Submission
APR 09:     Registration (On-site)
MAY 29:   Registration (Virtual)

On-site Registration   |   Virtual Registration



June 5
June 8
Event Category:


EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual


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