In situ structural biology: from cryo-EM to multi-scale modelling – Course and Conference Office

EMBO Workshop

In situ structural biology: from cryo-EM to multi-scale modelling


This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for testing and other requirements if attending the on-site event.

Workshop overview

There is an increasing awareness that mechanistic structural information on molecular machines is ideally generated within the context of intact cells in order to fully grasp how they function in a complex native environment. Recent technological advances have nurtured the development of such in situ structural biology approaches in several disciplines, including cryo-EM, mass spectrometry, super-resolution microscopy, NMR, computational modelling and others.

This conference will bring together experts and early stage researchers from the separate fields

  • to provide a platform for structural biology within the cellular context
  • to stimulate discussions about how to meaningfully integrate data from different methods
  • to define what types of biological questions can already be addressed using in situ structural biology and which might be approached in the future
  • **NEW** your chance to attend a job fair and have a 1:1 meeting to discuss job opportunities. Further details to be announced.

Session topics

  • In situ cryo-EM
  • Super resolution light microscopy
  • Modelling across scales
  • Emerging technologies
  • Advances in instrumentation
  • Proteomics
  • Imaging across scales

What past participants say about the conference

The conference was fantastic, with an amazing list of speakers. As an early career researcher I found these events very inspirational and broadening for research opportunities later.” Kamila Kamuda, University College London, UK

I immensely benefited from the workshop organized by EMBL through talks of so many brilliant scientists who had explained the fast-evolving technique to capture the whole cell structure at the near-atomic resolution.” – Samar Ballabha Mohapatra, Indian Institute of Technology, India


Keynote speakers


Fan Liu

Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP)


Ilaria Piazza

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine


Scientific organisers

Martin Beck

Max Planck Institute of Biophysics


Conference organiser

Chris Stocks

Chris Stocks

Course and Conference Team Lead

EMBL Heidelberg


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  • Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation, some speakers may need to join virtually to give their talk, and the programme is subject to change.
  • Recorded talks will be accessible on demand for 2 weeks after the end of the event.
Day 1 – Wednesday 8 February 2023
11:30 – 13:00 Registration and light refreshments
13:00 – 13:15Opening remarks by scientific organisers
13:15 – 14:00Keynote
Rommie Amaro – University of California, USA
Introduced by Jan Kosiski
14:00 – 17:00Session 1: in situ cryo-EM
Session chair: Julia Mahamid
14:00 – 14:25In situ multi-scale structural analysis of virus infection by cellular cryo-tomography
Peijun Zhang – University of Oxford, UK
**Live stream only**
14:25 – 14:40Cryo-electron tomography and deep learning denoising reveal native chromatin landscapes of interphase nuclei
Mikhail Elfsov – IGBMC, France
14:40 – 14:55Plate-like guanine biocrystals form via templated nucleation of crystal leaflets on preassembled scaffolds
Zohar Eyal – Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
14:55 – 15:40Coffee Break and Meet the speakers
15:40 – 16:05Visualizing ribosome biogenesis in cells with 2DTM
Bronwyn Lucas – University of Massachusetts, USA
16:05 – 16:20Enabling discovery with in-cell cryo-ET & alphaFold: identification of a novel translocation complex
Rasmus Jensen – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
16:20 – 16:35Structural insight into the Ebola virus nucleocapsid assembly cascade by in-cell cryo-correlative light and electron microscopy
Melina Vallbracht – Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany
16:35 – 17:00Exploring photosynthesis and carbon fixation across scales with cryo-electron tomography
Ben Engel – University of Basel, Switzerland
17:00 – 17:40Flash talks
#46 – Gülberk Bayraktar, #48 – Tiana Behr, #52 – Daksh Daksh, # 60 – Chinenye Ekemezie, #74 – Andreja Kezar, # 77 – Matthew Lycas, #82 – Evangelia Nathanail, #84 – Alexander Rau, #85 –  Karolina Roganowicz, #89 –  Simon Schaefer, #94 –  Eva Maria Soriano Jerez, #95 –  Marie-Christin Spindler, #97 –  Reiya Taniguchi, #102 –  Renjing Wang, #103 –  Helena Watson, #106 –  Davide Zabeo, #110 –  Michael Zimmermann,
17:40 – 19:00Dinner in Canteen
19:00 – 20:30Welcome reception and tour of Imaging Centre

Day 2 – Thursday 9 February 2023
Time (Europe/Berlin)Title
08:15 – 09:15 Arrival
09:15 – 12:00Session 2: Advances in super-resolution light microscopy
Session chair: Suliana Manley
09:15 – 09:40Visualizing the inner life of cells with super-resolution microscopy
Melike Lakadamyali – University of Pennsylvania, USA
09:40 – 09:554Pi-STORM visualization of nuclear pore complex architecture
Mark Bates – Institute for Nanophotonics, Germany
**Live stream only**
09:55 – 10:10Visualization of loop extrusion by nanoscale 3D DNA tracing in single human cells
Kai Beckwith – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
10:10 – 10:40Coffee Break and Meet the speakers
10:40 – 11:05Accessing nanoscale structure and dynamics with light
Francisco Balzarotti – Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria
**Live stream only**
11:05 – 11:20Toward correlative cryogenic super-resolution light and electron microscopy
Hisham Mazal – Max Planck Institute, Germany
11:20 – 11:35Superresolution microscopy reveals partial preassembly and subsequent bending of the clathrin coat during endocytosis
Aline Tschanz – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
11:35 – 12:00Bringing light to mitochondrial apoptosis
Ana Garcia-Saez – University of Cologne, Germany
**Live stream only**
12:00 – 13:30Lunch, including job fair.
13:30-16:30Session 3: Modeling across scales
Session chair: Rommie Amaro
13:30 – 13:55Integrative structure modeling of protein complexes in the age of deep learning
Dina Schneidman-Duhovny – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
13:55 – 14:10Towards visual proteomics: In-situ detection of macromolecular complexes by high-resolution template matching
Sergio Cuz-Leon – Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany
14:10 – 14:25Combining computation and microscopy to reveal mechanisms in bacterial transport machines
Angela Kirykowicz – University of Cambridge, UK
14:25 – 15:10Coffee break and meet the speakers
15:10 – 15:35Computational microscopy of biomembrane shapes
Weria Pezeshkian – Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark
15:35 – 15:50Predicting lipid-protein interactions in the age of integrative structural biology
Stefano Vanni – University of Fribourg, Switzerland
15:50 – 16:05Validation of integrative structures in PDB-Dev based on SAXS, CX-MS, and 3DEM data
Arthur Zalevsky – University of California, USA
16:05 – 16:30Animating Data-Rich Molecular Mechanisms
Janet Iwasa – University of Utah, USA
16:30 – 17:05Flash talks
#54 –  Sofia De Felice, #55 –  Takahiro Deguchi, #67 –  Jan Philipp Kreysing, #69 –  Nazia Hussain, #79 –  Johannes Rudolph, #87 –  Jenny Sachweh, #101 –  Christian Tueting, #109 –  Liv Zimmermann, #47 –  Paul Becker, #49 –  Harald Bernhard, #51 –  Cristina Capitanio, #93 –  Deniz Daviran, #57 –  Joe Dobbs, #61 –  Bronwen Foster, #73 –  Mukthi Iyer
17:00 – 18:30Poster Session 1 (odd) with beer and snacks
The poster listing can be found here
18:30 – 20:00Dinner in Canteen
20:00 – 22:00Pub Quiz and social drinks
Day 3 – Friday 10 February 2023
Time (Europe/Berlin)Title
08:15 – 09:15 Arrival
09:15 – 12:00Session 4: Emerging technologies
Session chair: Martin Beck
09:15 – 09:40What in-cell NMR can teach us about intracellular protein structures and dynamics.
Phil Selenko – Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
09:40 – 09:55Live-cell imaging and integrative modeling to explore the functionality of protein assemblies
Altair Chinchilla Hernandez – Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
09:55 – 10:10Cryo-EM snapshots of eukaryotic membrane proteins in native lipid-bilayer nanodiscs
Kevin Janson – Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
10:10 – 10:40Coffee Break and meet the speakers
10:40 – 11:05Integrated intracellular organization and its variations in human iPS cells 
Susanne Rafelski – Allen Institute for Cell Science
11:05 – 11:20Linking cellular ultrastructure to gene expression with correlative cryo-ET/scRNA-seq
Andre Schwarz – Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany
11:20 – 11:35Exploiting OMVs for the in-situ characterization of bacterial envelope proteins
Johannes Thoma – University of Gothenburg, Sweden
**live stream only**
11:35 – 12:00Protein structures in context with proteome-wide biophysics
Ilaria Piazza – Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
**Live stream only**
12:00 – 13:30Lunch
13:30-16:45Session 5: Instrumentation
Session chair: Jurgen Plitzko
13:30 – 14:15Keynote
The long and winding road to in situ structural biology with cryo-ET
Juergen Plitzko – Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
Introduced by: Julia Mahamid
14:15 – 14:30Plasma FIB milling for the determination of structures in situ
Casper Berger – Rosalind Franklin Institute, UK
14:30 – 14:45Cryo-FIB milling and cryo-ET of vertically trapped, dividing E. coli bacteria
Victoria Hale – MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
14:45 – 15:30Coffee Break and Meet the speakers
15:30 – 15:55Dynamics of molecules at the nanoscale with photo-switching
Ilaria Testa – SciLifeLab, Sweden
**remote talk**
15:55 – 16:20Super-resolved cryogenic correlative light and electron microscopy: Specific labelling with cellular context
Peter Dahlberg – Stanford, USA
16:20 – 16:45Laser phase plate: Advancing beyond proof-of-concept
Holger Müller – University of California, Berkeley, USA
16:45 – 17:20Flash talks
#44 – Milan Aleksic #56 –  Natalie Diepenhorst, #58 –  Wioleta Dudka, #62 –  Herman Fung, #66 –  Miguel Hernandez Gonzalez, #76 –  Sven Klumpe, #68 –  Neil Mcdonald, #83 –  Alessandro Passera, #86 –  Max Ruwolt, #88 –  Veijo Salo, #92 –  Ioannis Skalidis, #96 –  Frosina Stojanovska, #100 –  Zuzana Trebichalská, #104 –  Yu-Le Wu, #108 –  Christian Zimmerli
17:20 – 18:45Poster Session 2 (even) with beer and snacks
The poster listing can be found here
18:45 – 20:15CONFERENCE DINNER in the canteen
20:15 – 22:45Live music
Day 4 – Saturday 11 February 2023
08:15 – 09:15 Arrival
09:15 – 12:30Session 6: Across scales
Session chair: Philipp Selenko
09:15 – 09:40Developing structural interactomics and its application in cell biology
Fan Liu – Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut for Molecular Pharmacology, Germany
09:40 – 09:55Integrative structural studies of thyroid homeostasis: a first look into cellular and organoids organisation
Francesca Coscia – Human Technopole, Italy
09:55 – 10:20Towards automated segmentation in volume electron microscopy
Aubrey Weigel – Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, USA
**remote talk**
10:20 – 10:50Coffee Break and Meet the speakers
10:50 – 11:05Bacterial nano-compartments, their function in metal homeostasis and role in the cellular response mechanisms against stress
Célia Maria Romão – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
11:05 – 11:20How influenza A virus solves the nuclear escape room
Daniel Ziemianowicz – EMBL Hamburg, Germany
11:20 – 11:45Building a mind for cancer
Trey Ideker – University of California, USA
11:45 – 12:30Round table discussion
12:30 – 12:45Closing remarks and poster prize

Practical information

Registration fees and abstract submission

On-site registration fees include admission, conference materials, COVID-19 safety measures, meals and coffee breaks. Participants are expected to book and pay their own accommodation and travel expenses.

Virtual registration fees include access to all of the talks (livestreamed and on demand) and facility to submit questions.

On-site Academia€450
On-site PhD Student€350
On-site Industry€750
Virtual Academia€175
Virtual PhD Student€125
Virtual Industry€225

NO visa support letters will be issued until payment of the registration fee is confirmed.

Accredited journalists may be eligible to register for a reduced press rate or in some cases for complimentary registration. Registrants may be required to provide accreditation or equivalent proof of press membership after registration. Please contact  Christopher Stocks for more information. Please note that we do not offer complimentary registrations for editors of scientific journals.

Confirmation and payment

Registration will be on a first-come first-served basis. Your place can only be confirmed after payment of the registration fee. If you are added to our waiting list, please consider taking advantage of our offerings to participate virtually.

On-site participants: Types of payments accepted are international bank transfers and credit card payments.

Virtual participants: We are only able to accept card payments. In exceptional cases we can accept bank transfers. Please contact events@embl.de for details.

Abstract submission

Only participants registering to attend the on-site event are eligible to submit an abstract. Abstracts will not be accepted from virtual participants.

After registration you can submit your abstract via a separate link that will be provided in the email confirmation. Alternatively, you can access the link on the confirmation page directly after registering. The same login credentials are used for both processes.

Please note:

Abstract body: The limit of 2000 characters refers to manually typed text and excludes spaces. If an error occurs try using a different web browser (preferably Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox).

If you copy-paste the text into the form, hidden formatting might still be included which may cause the text to exceed the 2,000 character limit resulting in an error message. We recommend you clear all formatting before pasting in the text.

If you have special symbols in your text, make sure you are using Unicode characters, otherwise these will not be recognised.

Title: The title should not exceed 20 words. Only the first word of the title should start with a capital letter and the rest should be lowercase.

Authors and affiliations: Please fill in the author’s details as requested in the online form. The compulsory fields are: First Name, Last Name, Organisation Name (Affiliation or Company), Country and Email.

Kindly mark only one author in the role of First Author and please don’t forget to indicate who will be the Presenter.

Please enter your co-authors correctly via the system by adding accounts together with their organisation/institute. Do not copy-paste them into the body of the abstract text, as they will not be indexed in the abstract book.

Presentation types: When submitting your abstract, you can apply for an oral or poster presentation. A selection process will take place with the results announced 2-3 weeks after the abstract submission deadline.

For detailed instructions on how to submit a conference abstract, follow the instructions provided in this video.

Please check our FAQs pages for further information on how to submit an abstract.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance

Limited financial assistance is provided by the EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme and EMBO in the form of both registration fee waivers and travel grants. These are available for on-site participants at EMBL Conferences and EMBO|EMBL Symposia, and for on-site and virtual participants at EMBO Workshops. We are currently working on securing funding for all virtual participants, and ask that you please apply for financial assistance for both on-site and virtual participation. 

Your place in the meeting is only confirmed by paying the registration fee, which is mandatory even when receiving a fee waiver.

Registration fee waiver

The fee waiver will cover the registration sum that you have paid to attend the course or conference.

Travel grant

The travel grant will cover the cost of travel to an on-site event (airfare, train, bus, taxi, accommodation, visa, and/or registration fees*) and is provided up to specified caps which are normally as follows:

–up to €400 for participants travelling to an EMBL Conference or EMBO|EMBL Symposium from within Europe.

–up to €1000 for participants travelling to an EMBL Conference or EMBO|EMBL Symposium from outside Europe.

–up to €500 for any participant travelling to an EMBO Workshop.

–up to €1000 for any participant working in Chile, India, Singapore or Taiwan travelling to an EMBO Workshop.

–up to €700 for any participant working in Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia, and Turkey travelling to an EMBO Workshop.

*Registration fees are only covered for EMBO Workshops

The organisers may reduce the grant cap to accommodate more participants. Recipients will be notified of their travel cap amount when they are informed of the outcome of their application. Original receipts must be provided with your signature for all costs incurred within two months of completion of travel. Scanned copies cannot be accepted.

Childcare grant (EMBO Workshops only)

For EMBO Workshop participants with children, there is the possibility to apply for a childcare grant to offset child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at a conference. Eligible costs include fees for a baby-sitter or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please note that priority will be given to early stage researchers. A maximum amount of €500 can be awarded per participant applying for an EMBO childcare grant. In order to apply for this grant for EMBO Workshops, you must be registered by the abstract submission deadline.


On-site participants

You may apply for financial assistance when submitting your abstract. In your application you will be asked to answer questions regarding why your lab cannot fund your attendance and how your attendance will make a difference to your career. Application for financial support will not affect the outcome of your registration application.

Virtual participants

If you are attending virtually, you can apply for financial assistance in the submission portal by the abstract deadline. Read the instructions on how to apply for financial assistance. Only submissions for financial assistance will be accepted. Presentation abstracts cannot be submitted here and will be declined. 

In your application you will be asked to summarise your current work,  answer questions regarding why your lab cannot fund your attendance, and how your attendance will make a difference to your career. Application for financial support will not affect the outcome of your registration application.


The scientific organisers will select the recipients of all financial assistance during the abstract selection process. Results will be announced approximately 6 – 8 weeks before the event start date, however for some events this may be delayed. Selection results do not impact your admission to the meeting. Selection is based on scientific merit, your current work or study location, the reasons for needing financial support, and the impact this event will have on your career.


Costs will be reimbursed after the meeting only once a reimbursement form and original receipts (from travel costs) have been received.

Further details

View our list of external funding opportunities and information on attending a conference as an event reporter.

For further information about financial assistance please refer to the FAQ page.

Accommodation and shuttles

Accommodation is not included in the conference registration fee.

As further changes in our events are possible due to COVID-19, you should book flights, trains and hotels with flexible options and favourable cancellation conditions.

Hotel AnlageHotel ibis HeidelbergPremier Inn Heidelberg City
Hotel Bayrischer Hof ISG Hotel Staycity Aparthotel Heidelberg
B&B HotelLeonardo Hotel Heidelberg City CentreSteffi’s Hostel Heidelberg
Exzellenz Hotel Meininger HeidelbergHotel Vier Jahreszeiten Heidelberg
Hotel Holländer Hof Hotel Monpti

Conference shuttle buses

Conference shuttle buses are free of charge for participants, and depart from designated bus stops near the hotels to EMBL and back, mornings and evenings.

The bus stops for this conference are:

  • Staycity Aparthotel (Speyerer Str. 7)
  • Kurfürsten-Anlage (Opposite Main Train Station)
  • Premier Inn (Kurfürsten-Anlage 23)
  • Leonardo Hotel Heidelberg City Center (Bergheimer Str. 63)
  • Neckarmünzplatz (Heidelberg Tourist Information)
  • Peterskirche (Bus stop)
  • ISG Hotel (Im Eichwald 19)

View Conference shuttle bus stops and hotels in a larger map. Please note that not every bus stop will be used for every event.

Download the conference bus schedule here. If you miss the bus you can call a taxi at +49 6221 302030

Further details

Address: EMBL, Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany. For further information on getting to EMBL Heidelberg visit Public Transportation to the Venue. For information about accommodation and local transportation please refer to the FAQ page.

On-site information


All meals and coffee breaks are included in the registration fee. Our catering staff will prepare a wide variety of vegetarian meals, meat and fish dishes, soups, pasta, fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as a variety of desserts.

Please wear your badge at all times when serving yourself.

No food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium.

Charging lockers

There are lockers available next to the stairs leading down into the Auditorium. You will find some of those equipped with sockets to charge your smartphone/tablet etc.

Electricity and charging station

In most places the electricity is 220 volts AC (50 cycles). An adaptor and a plug that fits the German socket may be needed for your appliances/laptop (i.e. American, Japanese, etc.). A USB charging station for electronic devices is available at the registration desk.

EMBL merchandise

If you are interested in purchasing an EMBL souvenir (products presented in the glass display in the registration area), please ask at the registration desk for more information.

Health and safety notes

Please read EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for on-site events.
Do not smoke in any EMBL building.
Eating and drinking is prohibited in the Auditorium and all laboratories.
Do not enter any restricted areas or the laboratories unless instructed to do so.

If first aid is required …

  • The first aid room is located next to the ATC Registration Desk (room 10- 205).
  • Dial the Emergency number 222 from any EMBL internal phone only.
  • Where is the accident? What happened? How many injured?
  • Emergency number 06221-387 7821 from mobile phones.
  • Please report all accidents to the conference officer at the registration desk.

In case of fire …

  • Press the nearest fire alarm button or the Emergency number 222 from any internal phone.
  • A loud fire alarm will go off if an evacuation is required. On hearing the alarm leave the building immediately following the escape route and fire wardens and head to one of the meeting points
  • Do not use the lifts.

Beyond first aid…

Please remember to bring your own medication, if needed, to the conference. Note that the next pharmacy is a 4-minute drive from the EMBL, but for many medications you will be required to see a doctor to get a prescription.

Ensure in advance that your medical insurance will cover you during your visit in the event that you do need to see a doctor while in Heidelberg. In any case, the EMBL Course and Conference Office will assist you to get to the pharmacy and a doctor of your choice if necessary.


Wi-Fi is available everywhere on the premises (no password required), just log on to ATC-Guest. The eduroam network (secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community) is also available.

Lost and found

‘’Lost and Found’’ are kept at the registration desk until the end of the conference.


There are lockers available on-site to store your luggage, which require a 2 EURO coin to operate. There is another luggage room on level E0, which is free to use but remains unlocked during the conference.

Nursing room

There is a nursing room available in the ATC Rooftop Lounge on level A29.


During the conference an EMBL Photographer may be taking photographs. If you would not like to appear in these, please inform the photographer or a member of the Course and Conference Office.


We can help printing your boarding passes/train ticket. Please send it to events@embl.de and collect your print-outs at the registration desk.

Room for prayer, yoga and meditation

There is a room for prayer, mediation and yoga located on level E0 behind the Auditorium. Please be respectful of other participants using the room.


A variety of activities in Heidelberg can be found on the website of Heidelberg Marketing.

Travel to and from the venue

During the event we provide conference shuttle buses to and from EMBL. In addition, there is the public bus 39A that serves the EMBL campus and taxis can be easily booked at any time. Information on the conference shuttle buses can be found on the individual event website and more detailed information on travelling to EMBL can be found on our Travel Information page.

Useful German expressions

GoodbyeAuf Wiedersehen
Good morningGuten Morgen
Good afternoonGuten Tag
Good eveningGuten Abend
Good nightGute Nacht
I’m sorryTut mir leid
Excuse me…Entschuldigen Sie
How are you?Wie gehts?
I’m fine thanks. And you?Mir geht es gut , danke, und dir/Ihnen?
What is your nameWie heisst du? Wie heissen Sie?
My name isIch heisse
Do you speak EnglishSprechen Sie Englisch?
I don’t understandIch verstehe nicht
Please speak more slowlyKönnen Sie bitte langsamer sprechen
Thank youDankeschön
Where is the toilet?Wo ist die Toilette?
Please call me a taxiBitte rufen Sie mir ein Taxi
How do I get to….?Wie komme ich zum/zur…..?
A beer/two beers pleaseEin Bier/zwei Bier bitte
A glass of red/white wine pleaseEin Glas Rot/Weisswein bitte
The menu, pleaseDie Speisekarte, bitte
Is there a local speciality?Gibt es eine Spezialität aus dieser Gegend?
I’m VegetarianIch bin Vegetarier
It was deliciousEs war hervorragend
The bill, pleaseDie Rechnung, bitte
I have a headacheIch habe Kopfschmerzen
I have a sore throatIch habe Halsschmerzen
My stomach hurtsIch habe Magenschmerzen
I’m allergic toIch bin allergisch gegen
I need a doctor who speaks EnglishGibt es einen Arzt, der Englisch spricht?
Virtual participation

What’s included?

  • Access to all the livestreamed talks
  • Video library of the recorded talks during and after the event
  • Facility to submit questions

Please note that only on-site participants are able to submit abstracts and participate in the poster sessions.

Event platform

We are using an event platform for this conference. More information about the platform will be shared ahead of the conference.


  • Do not broadcast the conference to unregistered participants.
  • You are encouraged to tweet and post about the event. Tweet unless the speaker specifically says otherwise, but be mindful of unpublished data. 
  • Please do not capture, transmit or redistribute data presented at the meeting.

Additional information can be found in our Code of Conduct.

Health and well-being

It is important to stay healthy and move around, especially when you are attending an event virtually. We have put together a few coffee break stretches and yoga videos in the conference platform for you to enjoy during the event.

How to ask questions

Please use the Q&A function in the event platform.

If you have any other questions, you can go to the Help Desk in the event platform. Click on ‘more’ on the top menu and click Help Desk. 

Time zone

The programme is planned based on the Europe/Berlin time zone, unless otherwise stated. Please take your time zone into consideration when planning your attendance.

Additional information

Please find additional information including FAQs, terms and conditions, COVID-19 safety policy and travelling to EMBL on our Information for Participants page.

COVID-19 related questions

COVID-19 information for on-site events at EMBL Heidelberg can be found in our COVID-19 FAQs.


Bronze sponsor

Event sponsors


Single Particle LLC

Event supporters

Media partners

EMBO reports, an EMBO Press journal

International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Open Biology, a Royal Society journal

Journal of Structural Biology, an Elsevier journal

Sponsorship opportunities

We offer a variety of event sponsoring possibilities, with the flexibility to select a set sponsorship package or combine individual sponsorship options to suit your event budget. Discounts are available for companies sponsoring multiple events at EMBL Heidelberg. View other conferences, or contact sponsorship@embl.de for further information on sponsoring possibilities.

If you are interested in becoming a media partner of this event, please visit our media partnerships webpage.


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Please also note that:

  • EMBL never provides attendee lists for purchase. Any offers of such are fraudulent.
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  • All payments are on invoice.

Suspicious communications purportedly from, for or on behalf of EMBL should be reported to EMBL at the following email address sponsorship@embl.de.

Media kit

Want to let others know you’re attending this event? Take a look at our shareable media and feel free to use them in your social media channels or presentations.

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Date: 8 - 11 Feb 2023

Location: EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre


Abstract submission: Closed

Registration (On-site): Closed

Registration (Virtual): Closed


  • Martin Beck
    Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany

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