ESF Research Conferences

ESF-EMBO Symposium

Molecular Perspectives on Protein-Protein Interactions

14-19 November 2010

Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain

Chaired by: Dr. Jacob Piehler, University of Osnabrück, DE

Co-Chairs: Gideon Schreiber, Weizmann Institute of Science, IL
Colin Kleanthous,
University of York, UK


NEW! Programme available here!

Recommended poster size is A0 (Vertical, 80cm*120cm). Use letters and drawings that can be read from approximately 100 cm distance.

The conference aims to gather scientists from molecular cell biology, biochemistry, structural biology, biophysics and bioinformatics with the common interest to explore the immensely important field of protein-protein interactions. The particular focus of the conference will be on molecular aspects of protein-protein interactions. Topics will include theory and computation, thermodynamics & kinetics, intrinsically unstructured protein complexes, PPI in disease and drug development, protein interaction networks, signaling complexes, membrane protein complexes, emerging and single molecule techniques, evolution and design as well as large multi-protein complexes. Fundamental and applied problems in these fields will be discussed from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Poster prizes sponsored by EMBO: one-year subscription to EMBO reports will be awarded at the end of the conference.

To learn more about the conference, please click here.

Conference flyer (PDF - 101 KB) - Last updated 3 September 2010.


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.

Due to high application number, all accepted abstracts (short talks and posters) and grantees are asked to confirm their attendance and register by 24 September 2010. If you have not confirmed by this date your slot/grant will be given to another participant.

Closing date for Early Bird Registration & fee payment: 3 October 2010

FINAL closing date for ALL registration & fee payment: 17 October 2010

Group Transportation & Practical Information Guide

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference (access to site, registration & fee payments, accommodation, travel reimbursements, transportation...) is available from the Practical Information Guide . Please read it fully and carefully.

Three buses will be arranged on arrival and departure day between Barcelona airport and Hotel Eden Roc. The journey takes approximately 2 hours.  

Bus departure times on Sunday 14 November: 13.00, 16.30 and 18.30

Bus departure times on Friday 19 November: 8.00 and 9.00

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 by 3 October 2010
730 €
Registration and payment by 17 October800 €
Conference participation without accommodation550 €

Grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grants are distributed based on financial need and scientific merit. Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the grant.

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

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference are available from the Practical Information Guide.

ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms. Alessandra Piccolotto Email
Conference Officer
Phone +32 (0)2 533 2023
Fax +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 10-325 in any correspondence.