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EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Innate immunity in host-pathogen interactions

June 18 to June 21



This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually.


Symposium Overview

This follow-up meeting to the successful EMBO | EMBL Symposia ‘Innate immunity in Host Pathogen Interactions’ in 2016, 2018 and 2022 will provide a discussion and networking platform for all scientists interested in the biology of pathogen infection. The symposium will promote the exchange of conceptual ideas in this rapidly evolving field, and also foster cross-disciplinary collaborations among the scientists.

Innate immunity is studied by both microbiologists and immunologists; however, their perspectives differ widely. Microbiologists are necessarily specialists for their pathogen(s) of choice, while immunologists tend to focus on the host response. The goal of the conference is to bring together immunologists, microbiologists and cell biologists, who, from their specific points of view, will discuss recent progress in their understanding of host-pathogen interactions. The conference will have a balanced representation of viruses, bacteria, fungi and, for the first time, parasites as the major classes of medically relevant animal or economically important plant pathogens. A unique aspect of the meeting will be the holistic approach of discussing host-pathogen interactions also across phylogenetically distant hosts, i.e. plants and animals.


Session topics

  • Sensing pathogens
  • The cell biology of infection
  • Signaling upon pathogen detection
  • Cell-autonomous immunity
  • Pathogen countermeasures
  • Pathological consequences of infection and inflammation



MAR 26:      Abstract Submission
JUNE 11:     Registration (On-site)
OCT 01:      Registration (Virtual)

On-site Registration   |   Virtual Registration



June 18
June 21
Event Category:


EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual


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