Protein-Lipid Nanostructures: From Domains to Devices

EBSA 2019 Satellite Meeting

July 25-27, 2019 / Bilbao, Spain


The ability of protein and lipids to self-assemble into functional nanostructures is fundamental for cellular life. Small, transitory proteo-lipid complexes are at the crossroads of metabolic and signaling pathways in the cell, they emerge to mediate membrane remodeling, control signal transduction, create transport carriers and more. Their capacity to respond to chemical and physical stimuli at a single molecule level has inspired various technological applications, including molecular sensing and nanopore sequencing. This workshop intends to explore the multifaceted nature of proteo-lipid nanostructures, from fundamental mechanisms of their self-assembly through intracellular functions to technological applications.

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15 April 2019

3 May 2019

31 May 2019



Marcus Müller
University of Gottingen, DE

Stefan Howorka

Catherine Picart
Grenoble-INP, FR

Jonas Ries

Yvonne Jones
Oxford, UK

Aurélien Roux
University of Geneva, CH

Atul Parikh
UC Davis, US

Markus Deserno
Carnegie Mellon, US

Félix Campelo

Michael Mayer

Vadim Cherezov


The final programme for ProLiN2019 is now available:

ProLiN2019 programme


Abstracts selected for presentation at ProLin2019 can be published in the issue of the European Biophysics Journal (EBJ) dedicated to the joint 12th EBSA and 10th ICBP- IUPAP Congress. Please see below for instructions.

In addition, authors presenting at ProLiN2019 are invited to submit an article, either full-length manuscript, Biophysics Letter or review paper, for consideration for publication in a Special Issue of the European Biophysics Journal (EBJ) guest edited by Vadim Frolov. EBJ is the EBSA journal and provides 95% of EBSA’s funding. All contributions to the special issue will undergo external review as is normal for EBJ. Submission deadline will be December 1st, 2019. The issue will be open for submission starting from May 21st, 2019 through the the EBJ Editorial Manager website When making a submission, please choose “S.I. : Proteo-Lipid Nanostructures 2019” as Article Type in the article type menu.



EURO 250


EURO 350


EURO 500

*A discount of 50 euros will be applied for attendees of the 12th EBSA - 10th ICPB-IUPAP Biophysics congress. Proof of registration will be required.

**Completing the online registration by April 30, 2019 is a requirement for publication of accepted abstracts in the European Biophysics Journal issue dedicated to the joint 12th EBSA and 10th ICBP-IUPAP Congress.

***Late registration is available online and onsite on regular retes

Abstract submission is now closed

Registration includes:

  • Participation in sessions
  • Conference material
  • Coffee breaks and working lunches
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Social program (excluding conference dinner)

Accommodation is not included in the registration fee

Optional: Conference dinner will be held on the evening of July 26


Registration will be online with the possibility to pay with all major credit cards, as well as via bank transfer. Payment information will be available through the registration system upon confirmation of participation acceptance. The deadline for the full payment of the registration fee is May 31st. For an abstract to be included in the EBJ issue dedicated to the 12th EBSA and 10th ICBP- IUPAP Congress, abstracts should be submitted by April 19th and full registration fee payment should be received before noon April 30th.

Selection criteria

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee for relevance, scientific excellence as well as for novelty and diversity of the approaches, with a strong preference for the incorporation of bits of non-published material. The best abstracts presented by student/postdoc applicants will be considered for short oral presentations.

The Scientific Committee reserves the right to reject low-quality abstracts, as well as abstracts and registrations not pertinent to the theme of the meeting.

All presenting authors (for oral or poster presentation) will be notified via email by May 3, 2019Authors wishing to publish their abstract in the EBJ issue dedicated to the12th EBSA and 10th ICBP- IUPAP Congress will be notified of abstract acceptance by April 20, 2019.

Late abstract submission will be opened until May 15, 2019, for poster format submissions only. Authors submitting a late abstract will be notified of acceptance by May 18, 2019.

Abstract guidelines

The abstract should not exceed 350 words (1300 characters aprox.). Submission will be online via the abstract submission system. Those authors wishing to publish their abstract in the EBJ issue dedicated to the12th EBSA and 10th ICBP- IUPAP Congress will be asked to upload a Word file containing the abstract following the specifications detailed in the submission system.

Poster specifications

Maximum poster size is 150 cm (height) x 94 cm (width), in a portrait format. Fixing material will be provided. Information on an individual poster session is now available in the programme of the meeting.

Travel awards

Few travel grants for early-stage researchers traveling from within Europe may be available depending on the budget. Authors wishing to be considered for a travel grant should check this option during the abstract submission process to get a notification in case of budget availability.



Vadim Frolov
Biofisika Institute, Spain


Anna Shnyrova
Biofisika Institute, Spain

David Rodriguez-Larrea
Biofisika Institute, Spain

Aitor Hierro
CIC bioGUNE, Spain

Sergi Padilla-Parra
Oxford, UK



Bizkaia Aretoa-UPV/EHU is a modern conference center of the University of the Basque Country located in the downtown Bilbao. The building, located in one of the most emblematic parts of Bilbao by the Nervion river, just in front of the renowned Guggenheim Museum, provides a unique opportunity to combine Excellent Science with Fine Art and Cuisine.

Bizkai Aretoa

Bilbao Bizkaia Aretoa-UPV/EHU
Avenida Abandoibarra, 3
48009 Bilbao

GPS Coordinates:


Participant must make their own accommodation arrangements. It is strongly recommended to book your accommodation as soon as possible, as Bilbao is a popular vacation destination in July. 

You can book your room at a discounted rate HERE. (Note: reservations made through the link can be cancelled with no cancelation fee up to 48h before arrival)



Bilbao airport is well connected to main EU and Spanish cities. Upon arrival at the airport, you can use one
the following options to reach the city center.

By bus

Bizkaibus Line A3247 operates from 6:15AM to 12PM every 30 minutes, connecting the Airport with the center of the city in just 15 minutes. There is a customer services desk and ticket office at the arrivals level of the airport. Ticket can be acquired directly in the bus. One-way ticket costs 1.45€. More info here.

By taxi

There are taxis readily available at the arrivals level of the airport. The price from the airport to Bilbao is aprox. 30€.
You can reserve your taxi in advance here.

About the Area

Bilbao is a modern and dynamic city whose overall business atmosphere contrasts with various tourist attractions, including landmark Guggenheim museum, various places of the Basque cultural heritage and the world-renowned centres of contemporary haute cuisine.

Check here the info about the many things to do and to see in Bilbao and its area.


If you wish to become a sponsor of ProLiN2019, please refer to this guide.