EMBO | EMBL Symposium on Innate Immunity in Host-Pathogen Interactions 2016 Heidelberg

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  • The EMBO | EMBL Sym­po­sium on Innate Immu­nity in Host-​Pathogen Inter­ac­tions will be held on June 2629, 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


    Keynote Speakers

    • Vishva Dixit – Genen­tech, USA
    • Lalita Ramakr­ish­nan – Uni­ver­sity of Cam­bridge, UK

    Con­firmed Speakers

    • 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.

    Why attend?

    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.

    Fur­ther details

    For fur­ther infor­ma­tion about fel­low­ships please refer to the FAQ page.


    Sci­en­tific Organiser

    • 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

    Con­fer­ence Organiser

    • Maryann Smith – EMBL Hei­del­berg, Germany
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