The EMC 2017 Program Committee welcomes the submission of contributions for following presentation options:

  • Oral presentation
  • Poster presentation
  • Young scientist

The deadline for abstract submission is 31 May 2017.
Notification of Abstract Acceptance will be sent in early summer 2017.

All abstracts must be written in English and may only be submitted online through the corresponding abstract submission system.

                                                                                    SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

Please read carefully the instructions for abstract submission before submitting your abstract.

In case of problems by submitting your abstracts, please contact us via email ( or by phone at +49 351 4823733.

Abstract Topics
Please indicate during the online submission which of the following categories is best suited for your abstract (the Program Committee is entitled to re-assign the abstract to a different category if necessary):

  • Skeletal muscle structure and function
  • Heart muscle structure and function
  • Smooth muscle structure and function
  • Actomyosin interactions
  • Contractility and force generation
  • Large cytoskeletal muscle proteins
  • Regulation of muscle contraction
  • Muscle development, turnover and repair
  • Protein quality control in muscle
  • Stem cell-derived myocyte and cardiomyocyte cultures
  • Muscle tissue engineering
  • Experimental genome editing
  • Signalling mechanisms in muscle
  • Excitation-contraction coupling and neuromuscular interactions
  • Skeletal muscle diseases
  • Heart failure and cardiomyopathies
  • Muscle exercise, metabolism, energetics and plasticity

Presentation Preference
Authors must indicate their preferred type of presentation. Please note that the final decision on the presentation format will be made by the Program Committee.

Young Investigator Award
Scientists who want to compete in the Yong Investigator Competition must be under the age of 35 (proof or letter of supervisor will be requested). Anybody interested and qualifying should submit his/her abstract under the section “Young Investigator“. Abstracts will be pre-sorted and pre-ranked by the YIA committee and the best abstracts chosen for oral communication (maximum of 6-8).  In case more YIA abstracts will be submitted than oral communication spots available, only the top 6-8 abstracts will be chosen for an oral, the others will be invited to show a poster (but will not be considered for the YIA price). During the meeting, the YIA committee will rank the quality of the YIA talks and come up with a final listing. The winner will be announced on the final day of the meeting. A money price will be awarded (amount to be determined).

Modification of submitted abstracts
Logging in to the abstract submission system again will allow you to modify or withdraw your abstract. Please note that changes are only possible until May 31, 2017.

Publication of Abstracts
Accepted abstracts will be published in the EMC 2017 special issue of “Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility”. You will be asked to agree to the publication at the beginning of the abstract submission.


Conference Secretariat

K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden
Bautzner Str. 117–119
01099 Dresden, Germany

  +49 351 4823733