ESF Research Conferences

ESF-EMBO Symposium

Emergent Properties of the Cytoskeleton: Molecules to Cells

3-8 October 2010

Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain

Chaired by:
- Michelle Peckham
University of Leeds, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Centre for Human Biology, UK
- Claudia Veigel
Ludwig Maximilians University - Munich, Institute of Physiology, DE

- Pilar Perez, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, ES


The cytoskeletal field is fast moving and changing very quickly. As well as new discoveries in how proteins are assembled, regulated and interact to contribute to cell behaviour and function, there are new developments in imaging technology, and in chemical biology that are pushing forward the frontiers of research into the cytoskeleton and cell behaviour. Indeed, cytoskeletal research often works as a paradigm for the development of new imaging techniques and experimental approaches, because of its well characterized cellular structure.

This conference will address the best and the newest developments in this research area. It brings together researchers from a broad range of scientific backgrounds, but with a common aim of understanding the basic properties of the cytoskeleton, and how it is organised and utilised by cells and tissues.

Full conference programme is available here

Official list of invited speakers & accepted participants

List of Accepted Posters: PDF (136 KB) Last updated 27-September-2010

Participants at the conference in San Feliu, Spain (October 2010)

How to Participate

For accepted participants and invited speakers only

All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.

Closing date for Early Bird Registration & fee payment: 29 August 2010

FINAL closing date for ALL registration & fee payment: 12 September 2010

If you wish to attend the conference but did not submit an application form, please contact Anne Blondeel at ablondeel[at]

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes all basic expenses that occur during the event. For more details, click here.

To Pay
Conference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners0 €
AssistedConference Fee will be partially covered by ESF and its partners380 €
Early Bird
Registration and payment no later than 29 August 2010
730 €
Registration and payment between 30 August and 12 September 2010
800 €
Conference participation without accommodation550 €

7 EUR of this fee is used to make this conference more ecologically sustainable. This amount will allow us to offset almost 100% of the CO2 emissions created by this conference and are part of our efforts to make ESF Research Conferences greener.. For more information, please click here


Practical Information

Group transportation will be organised on the first and last day of the conference between Barcelona airport and the hotel. For information on group transportation, accommodation and other practical details, please click here

ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms. Anne Blondeel Email
Conference Officer
Phone +32 (0)2 533 2024
Fax +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 10-326 in any correspondence.