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. The conference will be attended by over 200 participants from 18 countries. There will be 19 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. It will be held on Zoom, and Slack workspace will be used for further questions and discussions among the attendees. The sessions are planned to start at 4 pm CET / 10 am EST and end around 10:30 pm CET / 4:30 pm EST each day.

Zoom and Slack links have been sent to registered participants. If you haven’t received the links or you can’t find them, please send a request to

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Invited Speakers





Talks & Posters



Local Organizers:

Juraj Simunić (moderator)
Kruno Vukušić, Maša Sabo & Ivana Šarić
Ruđer Bošković Institute

Web design: Ivana Ban, Faculty of Science

Program Committee

Professional Congress Organizer: URKA –, travel agency

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


Conference registration is closed.


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

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.


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

and European Research Council (ERC)