The EMBO | EMBL Symposium on Innate Immunity in Host-Pathogen Interactions will be held on June 26 – 29, 2016 in Heidelberg, Germany and is organised by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).
This meeting will stimulate interactions between the fields of innate immunity and microbiology, and provide a global view of host-pathogen interactions. Understanding when and how an interaction between host and microbe (virus, bacteria or parasite) leads to disease will open new avenues for treatment and prevention strategies.
- Pathogen sensing and restriction
- The cell biology of infection
- Cell-autonomous immunity
- Host-pathogen interactions at epithelial surfaces
- Pathological inflammation in response to microbes
- Vishva Dixit – Genentech, USA
- Lalita Ramakrishnan – University of Cambridge, UK
- Shizuo Akira – Osaka University, Japan
- Yasmine Belkaid – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA
- Thijn Brummelkamp – Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands
- Sara Cherry – University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Xinnian Dong – Duke University, USA
- Michaela Gack – University of Chicago, USA
- Greta Guarda – University of Lausanne, Switzerland
- David Holden – Imperial College London, UK
- Lora Hooper – The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
- Mathias Walter – Hornef University Hospital Aachen, Germany
- Veit Hornung – Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
- Kagan_Jonathan – Jonathan Kagan Boston Children’s Hospital, USA
- Paul Lehner – University of Cambridge, UK
- John MacMicking – Yale School of Medicine, USA
- Michael Malim – Kings’s College London, UK
- Jason Mercer – MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, UK
- Maria Mota – Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Portugal
- Dana Philpott – University of Toronto, Canada
- Fiona Powrie – University of Oxford, UK
- Caetano Reis e Sousa – The Francis Crick Institute, UK
- Charles M. Rice – The Rockefeller University, USA
- Craig Roy – Yale School of Medicine, USA
- Feng Shao – NIBS Beijing, China
- Dominique Soldati-Favre – University of Geneva, Switzerland
- Hao Wu – Harvard Medical School, USA
Who should attend?
Innate immunologists and microbiologists interested in understanding when and how an interaction between host and microbe (virus, bacteria or parasite) leads to disease, and how commensals influence this outcome. A better understanding of infectious disease will come through the simultaneous analysis of microbial and host variables, which requires interactions between immunologists and microbiologists, as well as tool development.
This symposium focuses on bringing together innate immunity and microbiology to obtain a global view of host-pathogen interactions. The talks will center around common processes, rather than a particular infectious agent or host cell, and the strategies of all types of pathogens, commensals and different host cells will be analysed. A better understanding of infectious disease will come through the simultaneous analysis of microbial and host variables, and open new avenues for treatment and prevention strategies.
EMBL Corporate Partnership Programme Fellowships
EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme Registration Fee Waivers and EMBO Travel Grants are available for young researchers for the EMBO|EMBL Symposia Series (see below). Please indicate your interest for a CPP Registration Fee Waiver or an EMBO Travel Grant or both when submitting your abstract. Whilst submitting your abstract (Step 2 after you have registered your personal details) you will also be asked to complete a field with the name of your lab and the country in which it is based, and to answer some questions to detail your reasons for requesting this fellowship. A statement of support from your budget holding supervisor explaining a) their support for your attendance and b) support provided by the laboratory budget is required to complete the application.
Registration Fee Waiver: The sum that you have paid to attend the meeting will be reimbursed.
Travel Grant: Up to €500 for participants arriving from the eligible countries.
For further information about fellowships please refer to the FAQ page.
- Zhijian Chen – Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
- Wolf-Dietrich Hardt – ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- Nonia Pariente – Nature Microbiology, UK
- Felix Randow – MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
- Maryann Smith – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany