Open to the scientific community, the Spetses Summer School 2022 will cover the topics of chromatin structure, epigenetic regulation, single-cell omics, and disease applications with a particular focus on cancer and leukaemia.


Edith Heard


EMBL (Heidelberg, DE)

Douglas Higgs


MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (Oxford, UK)

Genviève Almouzni


Institut Curie (Paris)

Stefan Stricker

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (DE)

Maria Berdasco

Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institue (Barcelona, ES)

Sigurd Braun

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (DE)

Marcus Buschbeck

Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institue (Barcelona, ES)

Ana Conesa

BioBam Bioinformatics and CSIC-I2SysBio (Valencia, ES)

Maria Colomé-Tatché

Helmholtz Center Munich,
Institute of Computational Biology (ICB) (Munich, DE)

Ruud Delwel

Erasmus MC (Rotterdam, NL)

Ragnhild Eskeland

University of Oslo (NO)

Jorrit Enserink

Oslo University Hospital (NO)

José Luis Sardina

Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institue (Barcelona, ES)

Florian Grebien

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (AT)

Stephan Hamperl

IES Helmholtz Zentrum Munich (DE)

Raphael Itzykson

Inserm (Paris, FR)

Reini Luco 

CNRS – Université de Montpellier (FR)

Marie Schneider

University of Leipzig (DE)

Wencke Walter

MLL Munich Leukemia Laboratory (DE)

Hind Medyouf

Georg-Speyer-Haus (Frankfurt, DE)

Alexandre Puissant

Inserm (Paris, FR)

Valeria Santini

University of Florence (IT)

Roberto Malinverni

Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institue (Barcelona, ES)


The Spetses summer school will host up to 100 junior researchers (PhD fellows and postdocs). As a first step of the registration process, please complete the pre-registration form below and submit your abstract. Participants will be selected on the basis of submitted abstracts and pre-registration forms without abstracts won’t be considered. 

All selected participants will present a poster. An ad hoc committee will select a few poster presenters during the summer school for an additional oral presentation (short talk) .

PhD fellows and postdocs €600 (VAT included)*

*21% VAT included. Note that no payments are needed at the time of pre-registration. Selected candidates will be contacted with payment details after notification.

Abstract guidelines

Please follow the instructions in the pre-registration form above and indicate a title, a short text describing your research, all authors and their short affiliation (Institution, City, Country). Please limit your abstract text to a maximum of 2000 characters including spaces.


Registrations open: 21 April 2022
Registration deadline: 1 June 2022 (midnight CEST)
Notification to selected and waitlisted participants: 15 June 2022
NOTE: All participants have been notified. Please contact us if you have not received an email.
Payment deadline: 1 July 2022

Registration to the summer school includes: 

– Attendance at all sessions
– Accommodation at Anargyrios & Korgialenios School Spetses (A.K.S.S.) in shared rooms. Arrival on 28 August and departure on 3 September
– Breakfasts from 29 August to 3 September
– Lunches from 29 August to 2 September
– Tea/coffee breaks during the course
– Light buffet dinner on 28 August
– Farewell dinner on 2 September 
– Boat trip 



Day 1 (28 August): Arrival. Registration (from 20:00h, local time) and light buffet dinner (20:30h) at A.K.S.S. 
Day 2 – Day 6 (29 August – 2 September): Scientific programme: Lectures (including keynote lectures), selected short-talks, breakout sessions and round tables, poster session, and networking activities. Farewell dinner on 2 September.
Day 7 (3 September): Departure.

Lectures will cover the state-of-the-art of the research with detail on methods.

VENUE: The Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses

The Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses  (A.K.S.S.) is a historical and cultural heritage site of the island of Spetses. It was established in 1923 on a picturesque 120.000m² parcel along the northern coastline of the island. The A.K.S.S. is found in an enclave of unique natural beauty, surrounded by pine forests and olive groves and embedded with beautiful gardens throughout. It includes a complex of five buildings of neoclassical architecture with state-of-the-art conference facilities. Each year the A.K.S.S. hosts several national and international scientific conferences, and this year it will be venue for our summer school!


Spetses is an island just off the south coast of the Peloponnese mainland. If you’re flying into Greece, the closest airport is Athens International Airport.

Arrival at Spetses should be planned for Sunday 28 August, and departure for Saturday 3 September 2022. Our recommendation is to book a flight that lands in Athens no later than 14-15h. (local time) on 28 August to be able to arrive to Spetses for the light buffet dinner in the evening. Equally, on 3 September we recommend you to book an afternoon flight as it may be difficult to catch any flight from Athens before 12:30-13:30h. Participants need to cover and arrange their own travel.

Indicative travel plan:
1. Fly to Athens International Airport.
2. Go by direct bus (Express Bus X96; ~1.5-2h.), metro (~1.5h.) or train (~1h.) from Athens International Airport to Athens harbour (Piraeus).
3. Take a hydrofoil/catamaran (~2-3h.) from Piraeus to the Island of Spetses. There are 5-6 daily trips to Spetses and two hydrofoil companies: Euroseas-Eurofast-1 and Hellenic Seaways. Tickets can be pre-booked online.
4. Once in Spetses, go to the A.K.S.S. either by foot (~20 min.), water taxi (~3-8 min.), hourse buggy (~5 min.) or taxi (~3 min.).