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EMBO | EMBL Symposium: The cellular mechanics of symbiosis
March 8 to March 11
This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for testing and other requirements if attending the on-site event.
Host-microbe interactions can be positive or negative for both a host organism and its symbiotic microbes. Interacting with microbes can allow eukaryotes to acquire crucial functions, like nutrient production, but interactions can also be pathogenic in nature. This cross-disciplinary meeting will bring together scientists using cellular, molecular, ecological, physiological, and theory-based approaches to explore the evolution of intimate species-species interactions. Our aim is to understand the cellular systems and pathways that drive transitions in symbiotic states, for example, as partnerships move from pathogenesis to beneficial and back again.
- Partners in conflict: immunity and pathogenesis in symbiosis
- Partners in less conflict: how are symbionts harnessed for benefit
- Living in, on, and around others: when is a symbiosis a symbiosis?
- Shared lessons across systems: commonalities in symbiosis
MAR 1: Registration (Virtual)