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POSTPONED: EMBO | EMBL Symposia: Cellular Mechanisms Driven by Liquid Phase Separation 2020

Date May 11, 2020 - May 14, 2020
Website https://www.embo-embl-symposia.org/symposia/2020/EES20-04/
Organizers European Molecular Biology Laboratory European Molecular Biology Organization
Venue EMBL Heidelberg
Meyerhofstraße 1
Heidelberg, 69117 Germany

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This conference has been postponed until May 9-12 2022


Information and advice for our participants in response to the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
EMBL Heidelberg has taken the difficult decision to suspend our programme of external courses and conferences in Heidelberg until mid-April 2020 in order to better play our part in reducing the impact and spread of the novel corona virus. More information for our participants can be found here


Symposium Overview

Liquid phase separation is emerging as a common biophysical basis underlying many important cellular functions. This conference will bring together scientists from soft matter polymer physics, molecular “un” structural biologists, and biologists working in cell, developmental and neurobiology

  • to increase the awareness for how important phase separation is for our understanding of many biological processes
  • to explore the large repertoire of new tools generated by other disciplines that are ripe to be applied to complex problems related to phase separation
  • to close the gap in human potential and transdisciplinary training to tackle the role of phase separation in biology

Session Topics

  • Liquid compartments in the cell
  • Molecular mechanisms of phase separation
  • Phase separation, a polymer physics perspective
  • Phase separation in developmental biology and non-linear signaling
  • The pathological face of phase separation
  • Protein structure in the condensed state
  • Phase separation in neurobiology



Registration – 30 Mar 2020
Abstract – 17 Feb 2020 — closed