Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 18 - 21 May 2014
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed

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The onsite course and conference programme at EMBL has been paused until the end of June 2020.

We aim to continue offering our advanced training for the scientific community however we safely can. While some events have been cancelled, many have been rescheduled for a later date and others will be delivered as virtual events.

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Why attend


  • Dynamical machines in cell division
  • The spliceosome
  • Molecular complexes in gene expression regulation
  • The transcription machinery
  • Membrane transporters
  • Signaling network
  • Nuclear trafficking and localisation
  • Role of omics in understanding molecular mechanisms


The conference programme is designed for biochemists, molecular and structural biologists who are interested in molecular machines. It should provide an overview of how structural biology, and more generally biophysical techniques can be applied to different biological problems. The techniques covered in the programme include classical high resolution structural biology techniques such as electron microscopy, crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, as well as fluorescence, mass spectrometry, small angle scattering and chemical biology.


The aim of the conference is to show the interdisciplinary nature of the diverse experimental approaches and promote a modern way of thinking, where barriers between specific expertises are crossed. The sessions are organised according to the biological questions, ranging from gene expression to cell division. Experts in the different techniques will present their work back to back, showing the multiplicity of routes that can be followed to understand molecular machines in the cell.