Mitotic spindle:
From living and synthetic systems to theory

24 - 27 March 2019 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 21 invited talks that are listed below, 20 talks selected from submitted abstracts and a poster session. Conference registration fee is 335 EUR.

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Abstract submission deadline

15 January 2019

Registration deadline

15 February 2019

Payment deadline

28 February 2019

Chosen participants will be notified by

01 February 2019


Abstract submission

Poster guidelines





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 will take place at the Radisson Blu Resort situated on a peaceful pebble beach about 3 km from the Split city centre, allowing guests to easily explore the city.



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

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 is 335 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 Split
  • VAT

Register and book your accomodation by clicking the button below.


How to reach Split by flight.

You can fly via Frankfurt or Munich because there are direct connections. If you fly via Frankfurt the direct connections are:


Local Organizers:

Ivana Šarić, Ruđer Bošković Institute

Juraj Simunić, Ruđer Bošković Institute

Ivana Ban, Faculty of Science

Patrik Risteski, Ruđer Bošković Institute

Professional Congress Organizer: URKA –, travel agency

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


This conference is supported by the center of excellence

and University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics

The conference is organized under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović.