Mitotic spindle:
From living and synthetic systems to theory

16-19 April 2023 I Dubrovnik, Croatia

The conference will take place in-person only

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The focus of this conference will be the biophysics of the mitotic spindle, with emphasis on self-organization, forces, size and shape of the spindle. Our goal is to bring together scientists working on cell biology and quantitative imaging of the spindle, in vitro reconstitution of spindle subsystems, and theoretical models that link these experiments to provide new insights.

Previous editions of the conference:
Mitotic spindle 2019 #SpindleCroatia2019
Mitotic spindle 2021 #SpindleCroatia2021

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Invited Speakers


Poster guidelines


Local Organizers:

Kruno Vukušić, Ivana Šarić
Ruđer Bošković Institute
Lucija Kardaš Faculty of Science, Croatia

Website by Nenad Pavin

Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee includes the organizers and:

Congress Organizer Agency: URKA –, travel agency

Contact person: Nina Dumančić
Phone: + 385 1 4827-279



For all conference participants accommodation is secured at the Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik at a special rate:

The hotel is only steps away from the pebble beaches of the Adriatic coastline as well as only few kilometres away from the old town.

Taxi provides easy transportation from the airport to this hotel.

Meeting room comes with high-tech audiovisual equipment, free high-speed, wireless Internet and an abundance of natural daylight.

For more information on accommodation and travel please send an e-mail to Nina Dumančić:


Conference registration fee is 400 EUR.

The conference registration fee includes:

  • Attendance to all scientific sessions
  • Conference materials
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Gala dinner
  • Coffee breaks & poster refreshments
  • Guided tour to the old town of Dubrovnik
  • VAT

Register and book your accomodation by clicking the button below.


Abstract submission deadline

15 February 2023

Participants will be notified whether their abstract is selected for a talk or a poster by

10 March 2023


15 January - 15 March 2023

Abstract submission

Poster guidelines



Spindle 2023 meeting will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Dubrovnik is an old city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia. Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean, surrounded by a brilliant-blue seascape, charming beaches and idyllic islands.
Dubrovnik has rich and fascinating history with many wonderful Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance churches, aristocratic palaces, red-roofed townhouses, and magnificent monasteries. It's known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. The origins of the Croatian language and its classic literature can be traced back here, and the city remains an epicentre of culture, art, music and science.


This conference is supported by HRZZ - Croatian Science Foundation (CSF)

and European Research Council (ERC)