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EMBO Workshop: Microglia 2021

October 28, 2021 to October 29, 2021



online poster

EMBL is committed to sharing research advances and sustaining scientific interaction throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We are delighted to announce that this conference is going virtual and invite you to join us online.

Conference Overview

This workshop will highlight the many important functions of microglia to nervous system physiology and function, the newest and most exciting literature and will bring together researchers using state-of-the-art imaging, genomics and molecular biology to study these enigmatic cells.

Microglia are a resident macrophage of the central nervous system at the intersection of immunology and neuroscience. They have gained increasingly more attention over the past decade as more research shows that they are key contributors to neural circuit development and function. There is also increasing evidence that microglia are important in the etiology of many nervous system diseases.

Session Topics

  • Microglia ontogeny
  • Microglia and circuit function
  • Microglia in diseased circuits
  • Microglia nomenclature



Sonia Garel, Institut de Biologie de L’École Normale Supérieure, France
Florent Ginhoux, Singapore Immunology Network, Singapore
Dorothy Schafer, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Amada Sierra, Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, Spain

All our virtual courses provide hands on training and live interaction with word leading experts. We also provide a number of fee waivers (further information is available on Practical Information).


Register now   ** Abstract Deadline Extended to September 14th **




October 28, 2021
October 29, 2021
Event Category:


Virtual Event


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