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Notice about EMBO Workshop on membrane shaping and remodeling by proteins

Updated: 2018-12-13

The EMBO Workshop on membrane shaping and remodeling by proteins is scheduled to be held in Huangshan, East China's Anwei province, on April 11-14 next year. 

The workshop will focus on areas of membrane biology, biophysics and cell biology, covering 11 topics including endocytosis and vesicular trafficking.

The event will be organized by the Membrane Biology Academic Subgroup under the Biophysical Society of China (BSC), the Institute of Biophysics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), with support from the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), an organization that promotes excellence in life sciences.

Some 30 speakers from across the world are set to deliver speeches at the meeting, including Pietro De Camilli, a professor from Yale University, Chen Quan from the Institute of Zoology of CAS, and Noboru Mizushima from the University of Tokyo. 

Invited speakers

Eric Baehrecke, University of Massachusetts Medical School, US

Juan Bonifacino, NICHD/DIR, US

Pedro Carvalho, University of Oxford, UK

Chen Quan, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN

Leonid Chernomordik, NICHD/DIR, US

Pietro De Camilli, Yale University, US

Natalie Elia, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, IL

Sergio Grinstein, The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute/University of Toronto, CA

Volker Haucke, Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie, DE

Hu Junjie, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IBP-CAS), CN

Reinhard Jahn, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, DE

Tomas Kirchhausen, Harvard Medical School, US

Michael Kozlov, Tel-Aviv University, IL

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, US

Harvey McMahon, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

Liz Miller, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

Noboru Mizushima, The University of Tokyo , JP

Jodi Nunnari, University of California, US

Robert Parton, University of Queensland, AU

William Prinz, National Institute of Health, US

Tom Rapoport, Harvard Medical School/Howard Hughes Medical Institute, US

Tom Shemesh, Technion-Isreal Institute of Technology, IL

Tang Nan, National Institute of Biological Sciences, CN

Wang Xiaochen, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IBP-CAS), CN

Xu Tao, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IBP-CAS), CN

Yang Chonglin, Yunnan University, CN

Li Yu, Tsinghua University, CN

Zhang Hong, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IBP-CAS), CN

Zhang Mingji , Shenzhen PKU-HKUST Medical Center, CN

Zhu Xueliang, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IBCB-CAS), CN

Important dates

1. Registration deadline

March 25, 2019

2. Abstract submission deadline:

Oral presentations should be submitted before Feb 15, 2019. All other abstracts should be submitted before March 1, 2019.

3. Payment deadline

March 22, 2019

Registration site

Online registration site: https://www.conference-service.com/w19-95/access.html

Registration fee


Registration fee includes:

Attendance to all workshop activities;

Coffee breaks, lunch, workshop dinner, official networking events;

Programme booklet and bags;

Accommodation is not included in the registration fees. A conference hotel with discounted room rates for workshop delegates will be announced later to accepted delegates.


Payment instructions will be sent to successful applicants once the selection procedure is complete.


Applicants will be asked to submit an abstract and a short CV. The main criteria for selecting participants will be excellence in science based on past accomplishments and interest in membrane shaping and remodeling. The workshop will give preference to young scientists (PhD students and post-doctors) and PIs at the early stages of their career.

Abstract guidelines

The abstracts should contain the following information:

Title of abstract

Authors (presenting author in Bold font)

Affiliations of authors

Body of abstract: 1 paragraph, citations and references are not allowed

Abstract should not exceed 200 words.

In addition, please attach a short CV.

Please indicate if you wish to present a short talk.

Poster specifications

Required poster size is 90 cm wide and 150 cm high. The poster must be in portrait format.

Additional information

For those who intend to share rooms, please find the roommate by yourself, otherwise the conference will find one for you. More detailed room reservation information will be provided later.


Xiang Ming Hotel, No 2 Ying Bin Avenue, Huangshan city in Anhui province



The recommended hotel is Xiang Ming Hotel located in walking distance to the workshop venue. Discounted rates are made available to accepted delegates. The double occupancy rooms will have an individual bed for each participant.

The number of "king bed room" is limited. Reservation with discounted rates will be closed on 25 March 2019.


All international delegates will arrive at Tunxi Airport. It is only approximately 5km from the Airport to the course venue. It is convenient and inexpensive to use taxis to and from the airport to your hotel. Alternatively, public transportation such as train or high speed rail is available, It is approximately 7km from Huangshan station and 15 km from North station. Taxis are available and the journey to the meeting venue takes about 20 minutes.


Hu Junjie

Email: jhu9623@gmail.com

Phone: +861064886852


April 11, 2019

17:30-17:45 Hu Junjie  Opening remarks

Session 1: Membrane remodeling in vesicle formation I

17:45-18:15 Harvey McMahon

18:15-18:45 Volker Haucke

18:45-19:15 Liz Miller

19:15-19:30 short talk

19:30-19:45 short talk

19:45 Dinner

April 12, 2019

Session 2: Membrane remodeling in vesicle formation II

08:30-09:00 Reinhard Jahn

09:00-09:30 Juan Bonifacino

09:30-10:00 Xu Tao

10:00-10:30 Tomas Kirchhausen

10:30-11:00 Group photo/Coffee break

Session 3: Membrane dynamics and phase separation

11:00-11:30 Zhang Mingjie

11:30-12:00 Zhu Xueliang

12:00-12:30 Tom Shemesh

12:30-12:45 short talk

12:45 Lunch

Session 4: Membrane dynamics in phagocytosis

16:00-16:30 Sergio Grinstein

16:30-17:00 Yang Chonglin

17:00-17:15 short talk

17:15-17:45 Coffee break

Session 5: Membrane budding and shaping I

17:45-18:15 Robert Parton

18:15-18:45 Misha Kozlov

18:45-19:00 short talk

19:00 Dinner

20:00 Poster session 1

April 13, 2019

Session 6: Membrane dynamics in contact sites

08:30-09:00 Jodi Nunnari

09:00-09:30 Pietro De Camilli

09:30-10:00 Jennfier Lippincott-Schwartz

10:00-10:15 short talk

10:15-10:45 Coffee break

Session 7: Membrane fission and fusion

10:45-11:15 Natalie Elia

11:15-11:45 Leonid Chernomodik

11:45-12:15 Hu Junjie

12:15-12:30 short talk

12:30-12:45 short talk

12:45 Lunch

Session 8: Membrane dynamics in autophagy I

16:00-16:30 Noboru Mizushima

16:30-17:00 Hong Zhang

17:00-17:15 short talk

17:15-17:45 Coffee break

Session 9: Membrane dynamics in autophagy II

17:45-18:15 Eric Baehrecke

18:15-18:45 Chen Quan

18:45-19:00 short talk

19:00 Dinner


Poster session 2

April 13, 2019

Session 10: Membrane budding and shaping II

08:30-09:00 Will Prinz

09:00-09:30 Pedro Carvalho

09:30-10:00 Li Yu

10:00-10:15 short talk

10:15-10:45 Coffee break

Session 11: Membrane dynamics in development

10:45-11:15 Tom Rapoport

11:15-11:45 Wang Xiaochen

11:45-12:15 Tang Nan

12:15-12:30 short talk

12:30 Lunch/Departure