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EMBO Workshop

To-B or not to-B: B-cells in health and disease

10 – 14 September 2017 | Girona, Spain

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 14 July 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 14 July 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 17 July 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 July 2017

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About the Workshop

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Classically, B cell function is most intimately linked to pathogen clearance via antibody production by memory B cells and terminally differentiated plasma cells. However, there is a growing appreciation that B cells also exert powerful anti-inflammatory/regulatory effects on the immune system. Furthermore, it has become increasingly clear that these various fate decisions and functions are greatly influenced by the developmental stage and the signals encountered (both endogenous and exogenous) within the tissue microenvironment of the B cell.

This EMBO Workshop will showcase the latest findings and conceptual advancements in B cell biology, with a particular focus on 1) understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms that govern B cell phenotypes and functions; 2) how micro environmental challenges, such as those poised by microorganism residents in differential mucosal organs, influence B cell development and responses. Since pathogenic B cells contribute to diseases ranging from autoimmunity to cancer, further elucidation of these molecular pathways, how they are may change in response to environmental signals, could be important for the development of novel therapeutic targets.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 14 July 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 14 July 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 17 July 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 July 2017



Registration includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Registration


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Selection criteria

Abstracts are reviewed and selected by the workshop organizers based solely on the quality of content. Organizers may also select some abstracts for a short oral presentation at the workshop. All abstracts are assigned a poster number for presentation during a poster session during the meeting.

Abstract guidelines

  • NO email addresses, phone numbers, hyperlinks, keyword lists, comments, text or image boxes.
  • 2200 characters count including spaces. Also includes title, authors, affiliations, references and funding.
  • One abstract per submitting author per meeting. Submitting author and account name must match. Submitting author must be underlined.

Poster specifications

Each poster will have 1 meter by 1 meter (3.3 feet by 3.3 feet) of space available for display.

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.



Claudia Mauri


Idit Shachar





Eden Roc

Punta Port Salvi s/n

Sant Feliu de Guixols

17220, Girona, Spain


Suites and Superior Double Rooms have terraces with sea view, bathroom, hair dryer, toilet, satellite-TV, minibar, safe, direct-dial telephone and central heating.

2 Restaurants: abundant barbecue buffet at noon and in the evenings a buffet with selected specialties of our region.

Comfortable lounges, elegant living rooms, 2 bars, bridge and billiards room.

For companies: congresses, seminars, presentations (4 air-conditioned rooms).

Additional information

Students will share a room


The venue is located near Girona-Costa Brava Airport.

Transportation from Barcelona and Girona airports will be arranged (buses are departing from both airports at around 12:00 and 16:30). We ask the confirmed participants to inform Paula Beharry about their arrival airport and time.

The bus will be waiting on the ground floor of terminal 1, with a sign stating the name of the meeting. We cannot know in advance which platform the bus will be parked at, but the driver will be waiting for you.

About the Area

The Eden Roc Hotel is located only 1 km away from Sant Feliu de Guixols, in a unique and quiet peninsula.The clear Mediterranean sea surrounds the 360 meter wide Eden Roc Resort.

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