Mitotic spindle:
From living and synthetic systems to theory

28 - 31 March 2021 I Split, Croatia

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. We expect about 100 participants in total. There will be about 20 invited talks, 20 talks selected from submitted abstracts and a poster session. The meeting will be organized in a hybrid form with some people in Split and others online. The lectures are planned to start at 4 pm CET / 10 am EST and end around 10 pm CET / 4 pm EST, because most of the speakers are in the USA and Europe.

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Abstract submission deadline

1 February 2021

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

26 February 2021

Registration deadline

1 March 2021

Confirmed Speakers

Abstract submission



Split is the largest city in Dalmatia and second largest city in Croatia which lies on the Adriatic coast, on the Split (Marjan) peninsula.

The history of Split is over-flowingly rich. Diocletian Palace and the entire historical core of Split have been on the World Heritage UNESCO list ever since 1979 for the extraordinary preservation of the Palace. A walk through the ancient city takes you through time, along the great examples of ancient architecture like Peristyle, the middle aged Romanesque Church and Gothic Palace, Renaissance portals of the noblemen’s houses, Baroque facades and modern architecture superbly merged in the rich heritage.

The cathedral was built in the Middle Ages, reusing materials from the ancient mausoleum. Twelfth and 13th-century Romanesque churches, medieval fortifications, 15th-century Gothic palaces and other palaces in renaissance and baroque style make up the rest of the protected area.

One of the most important symbols of the city is the Marjan hill which rises on the west side of the peninsula, in the immediate vicinity of the old city centre.



For all conference participants accommodation is secured at the Radisson Blu Resort at a special rate:

  • 90 € single room per night including breakfast
  • 100 € double room per night including breakfast.

The Radisson Blu Resort is only steps away from the pebble beaches of the Adriatic coastline as well as only three kilometres away from Split’s city centre.

Taxi, buses and boats provide easy transportation from the airport to this hotel. Resort's 660 square meters of space divided into nine meeting rooms.

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

For more accommodation information please send an e-mail to the organizers.


Conference registration fee: NO fee.

The conference registration includes:

  • Attendance to all scientific sessions: online or at site
  • Conference materials
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Coffee breaks & poster refreshments

Register and book your accomodation by clicking the button below.


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

and European Research Council (ERC)