We are genuinely happy to announce that the long-postponed 5th European Meeting on Planarian Biology is going to take place from October 2nd to 4th, 2022, at Hotel Eden Roc in Sant Feliu de Guixols, Catalonia. Though the coronavirus pandemic is not quite over yet, the case numbers and the current pace of vaccinations indicate that safe and unimpeded travel should once again be possible in October.

So, what better way to celebrate the return of normal life in a beautiful place on the shores of the Mediterranean and together with long-missed colleagues and collaborators? Now more than ever, the goal of the meeting is to bring together the European planarian research community to discuss recent advances in flatworm biology, to exchange tips and tricks and to strengthen the links and collaborations between all labs. Talks by postdocs and graduate students will be an integral part of the program (see below), as well as plenty of time for discussion, poster sessions, round-table sessions and simply time for socializing by the sea.


     We hope to see you all there!!!




As always, we have tried to keep the registration fee as low as possible in order to maximize the number of participants. The registration fee covers meeting participation, all meals and accommodation. It will be 174€ x roommate in a shared room and 238€ in a single room. All conference activities will take place at the hotel Eden Roc and the hotel has sufficient capacity to house all participants.

Travel grants for students will be available! Please contact the organizers.

The registration deadline for EMPB is September 15th, 2022. Early registrations are a great help to us, thanks for demonstrating your support!!!

Registration to the Hotel

You can now register to the meeting through the following link:

You will find there instructions about room reservation. You will get an email from the hotel managers to complete the payment process once you have submitted that registration form, therefore ensure that you provide a valid email. Please note that the registration fee needs to be paid directly to Eden Roc.

IMPORTANT: Registration fees will be returned in case we have to cancel the meeting once again.

Abstract Submission

Please, for abstract submission use this link:

You will find there instructions on how to provide the abstract information for your talk/poster. By using this abstract submission form you will help us to generate the meeting proceedings book (in PDF format).

Conference Program

As soon as we will start processing the abstract submissions, we will provide a detailed program for the meeting on this section.

SUNDAY, October 2nd

13:00 – 15:30  Registration at Hotel Eden Roc
16:00 – 17:00  Welcome and Opening Session
Keynote Invited Speaker 1 T.B.D.
17:00 – 18:45  Session I – Regeneration and Stem Cells (selected talks)
18:45 – 19:00  “Explain your Poster” Session I
19:30 – 20:00  Welcome Cocktail
20:00 – 21:00  Dinner (buffet)
21:00 – 23:00  Poster session I

MONDAY, October 3rd

09:00 – 09:45  Keynote Invited Speaker 2 T.B.D.
09:45 – 10.45  Session II – Regeneration and Signalling I (selected talks)
10:45 – 11:05  Coffee Break
11:05 – 13:00  Session III– Regeneration and Signalling II (selected talks)
13:00 – 14:30  Lunch
14:30 – 16:30  Session IV – Lineage Specification (selected talks)
16:30 – 17:00  Coffee break
17:00 – 19:15  Session V – Omics I (selected talks)
19:15 – 19:30  “Explain your Poster” Session II
20:00 – 21:00  Dinner (buffet)
21:00 – 23:00  Poster Session II

TUESDAY, October 4th

09:00 – 10:00  Session VI – Omics II (selected talks)
10:00 – 10:30  Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30  Session VII – Biology, Evolution and Phylogeny (selected talks)
11:30 – 12:30  Where do we go & what to improve as a community?
Closing Remarks and Farewell
12:30 – 13:30  Lunch



We are grateful to the EMPB2022 sponsors:

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