Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 24 - 27 Sep 2017
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed

EMBL Courses and Conferences during the Coronavirus pandemic

With the onsite programme paused, many of our events are now being offered in virtual formats.

Registration is open as usual for many events, with back-up plans in place to move further courses and conferences online as necessary. Registration fees for any events affected by the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.

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  • Centrosome/spindle pole body biogenesis
  • Microtubule organization by centrosomes, spindle pole bodies and alternative microtubule organising centres
  • Basal bodies/cilia biogenesis and function
  • Centrosome and cilia in animal development
  • The role of centrosomes and cilia in diseases

Why attend?

Centrosome and spindle pole bodies (SPB) are major microtubule organising centres of animal and yeast cells, respectively. They play critical roles in cell division, cell polarity, signaling, immunity, cell motility and animal development. Centrosome abnormalities have been implicated in a large number of human diseases including cilia-related syndromes, microcephaly, dwarfism and cancer. This conference will provide the primary platform for exchange of expertise and new developments in this expanding field of research.


The aim is to promote the field by offering a multidisciplinary and diverse program to foster collaborations, advance new concepts and exchange technologies.

Who should attend?

Scientists interested in centrosome/SPBs biogenesis, duplication and function, as well as their role in development and disease.