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EMBO Workshop

Antigen processing and presentation

28 – 31 May 2017 | Salamanca, Spain

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 20th February 2017
  • Deadline for Abstract submission
  • 20th February 2017
  • Notification (when successful candidates will be informed)
  • 13th March 2017
  • Payment (must be received by…)
  • 21st April 2017

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About the Workshop

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The molecular process of Antigen Processing and Presentation leads to T lymphocyte activation and function to enable CD4 T cells to potentiate the humoral and cellular immune responses, and CD8 T cells to eliminate infected or tumoral cells. This process is thus the basis for vaccination against infectious diseases and is critically involved in prevailing human diseases, such as autoimmunity. Furthermore, the success of cancer immunotherapy, which in the past couple of years is dramatically changing the clinical expectations of cancer patients, is deeply rooted in how antigens are presented by cancer cells to T lymphocytes.

This EMBO Workshop will cover all aspects of the topic including the cell biology of assembly of MHC class I, class II and class I-like molecules; intracellular trafficking and quality control; the immunopeptidome; the structural biology of MHC and TCR; in vivo direct and cross-presentation by professional dendritic cells; and finally, the impact of research in these areas on prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases and cancer.

Header image credit: Miguel Marcilla and César Santiago, CNB, Madrid, Spain







  • Registration Deadline
  • 20th February 2017
  • Deadline for Abstract submission
  • 20th February 2017
  • Notification (when successful candidates will be informed)
  • 13th March 2017
  • Payment (must be received by…)
  • 21st April 2017



Registration includes:

  • Registration / Scientific sessions
  • All meals (drinks included), with lunches at the Renaissance Cloister at Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca
  • Coffee breaks
  • Gala dinner
  • Walking guided visit to Salamanca, an old University town

Accommodation is not included. Transfers from Madrid airport are not included as there is a direct bus connection from the airport to the venue.

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Registered participants will be able to pay online via credit card or paypal, or may obtain information on a bank account for wire transfers.

Selection criteria

Participants in previous events of this series of Workshops have been personally contacted, and contacts have been and continue to be freely extended to newcomers to the field. THERE IS NO LIMITATION TO THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS. Participants are selected from registered applicants and are prioritized FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS first by scientific excellence and novelty (based on recent ongoing and just published contributions and on submitted abstract), and second to enrich the Workshop with student, female and early career scientists participation. Selection is performed by the 4 co-organizers independently, and the judgements pooled blindly to avoid individual bias. Up to 25 participants will present their work orally. There are 2 poster sessions so that the remaining participants can present their work in these sessions.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts must be in English. Titles must be concise and informative. Indicate authors, affiliations, corresponding author with an asterisk and underline the presenting author with forename spelled out. The body of the abstract must have no more than 1,500 characters (including spaces) and state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.

Poster specifications

Posters can be up to 90 cm in width, with a recommended length of 120 cm.

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.



Roberto Pelazas





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Hospederia del Colegio Fonseca

Calle Fonseca, 2

37002 Salamanca


The Workshop will take place in the Hospedería del Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca, conveniently located in the old part of the city of Salamanca. The Hospedería was built in the XVIII century as a complement to the residence of the archbishop Fonseca. It has been completely renewed and reopened as a modern conference center while retaining the atmosphere of the old University of Salamanca (turning 800 years-old in 2018).


Accommodation is not included in registration. However, there are arrangements with some 4-8 closest lodging places. Hotels and hostels of all categories are within walking distance of the Workshop venue (3-10 min at most), including 4-star hotels, apartments, 3-2-star hotels, and hostels. They are mostly within Salamanca old town, which is mostly restricted to pedestrians. Commuting will not need more than a few minutes pleasant walk.

For full details of available accommodation, please see here.


The airport to travel to is Madrid (Adolfo Suárez Barajas).

The connection to Salamanca is by bus directly from Madrid airport terminals 1 and 4, running every 2 h from both of them (the bus departs from T1, drives to T4 and then off to Salamanca). Terminals 1-2-3 are easily connected even on foot, but there are also shuttles. The travel time is 2h 45min on the highway, for a distance of 230 km. Tickets can be purchased on board or in advance to secure a seat at this website.

The bus station in Salamanca is in Avenida Filiberto Villalobos, 71-85, and the venue in calle Fonseca 2. It is a 10 min walk (~800 m), but you can also take local bus number 4 running every 5 min. If you were to stay in Madrid before or after the meeting, there are also direct buses from at least two places in downtown Madrid, Estación de Autobuses (website) and Moncloa Intercambiador (website); as well as ~4 fast trains a day from Chamartín station, The venue can be reached from Salamanca train station with local bus number 11.

About the Area

Salamanca is known as "La Dorada", or "Golden City", because of the golden glow of its sandstone buildings. This charming town is untouched in its architectural purity. It is one of the five Spanish cities declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Salamanca boasts a student population of almost 35,000 (approximately 6,000 of whom are foreigners) which provides a lively atmosphere and nightlife.


For details of tourist activities available in the Salamanca area, click here.

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