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EMBO Workshop

The inflammasomes

25 – 28 September 2018 | Martinsried, Germany

  • ABSTRACT SUBMISSION is now closed

  • On-site registrations are possible (Only credit cards or maestro can be accepted)

  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 August 2018

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About the Workshop

The innate immune system constitutes the first line of defense against pathogenic intruders and serves vital functions in maintaining tissue homeostasis. Sensors of the inflammasome family play a key role in guarding cellular integrity against various types of insults. Upon engagement, inflammasomes orchestrate the activation of pro-inflammatory cytokines of the IL-1 cytokine family as well as the induction of pyroptosis, a programmed from of cell death. A fascinating aspect of inflammasome biology is that receptor activation goes beyond the classical paradigm of pattern recognition, as various inflammasome receptors have evolved to sense the perturbation of cellular homeostasis rather than specific molecular patterns. This also explains why inflammasomes not only play a crucial role in the control of microbial infection, but also in the context of many sterile inflammatory conditions, in which cellular integrity is perturbed by endogenous damage (e.g. atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease). The objective of this EMBO Workshop is to bring together both established and junior researchers in this rapidly evolving research field to share and discuss their latest work. Sessions will cover topics ranging from molecular mechanisms of inflammasome activation over disease models up to therapeutic applications.

About EMBO Courses and Workshops

EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).

Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.







  • ABSTRACT SUBMISSION is now closed

  • On-site registrations are possible (Only credit cards or maestro can be accepted)

  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 August 2018



Registration includes:

  • Access to all talks
  • Participation in poster sessions
  • Workshop materials
  • Meals (lunches, dinners, coffee breaks)
  • Shuttle service
  • Social banquet "Bavarian Dinner"
  • VAT 19%

Excluding accommodation


The fee should be paid in Euros by credit card directly to the local organizers upon the confirmation of acceptance. Payment information will be available in the registration system.

Selection criteria

Participation at the workshop is limited to 250. Seats are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. We will encourage participation of PhD students and Postdocs.

Abstracts will be chosen for short talks or for poster sessions.

Abstract guidelines

Please enter your abstract via the online registration system. Applicants should indicate if they want their abstract to be considered for an oral presentation.

Poster specifications

Posters will be available for viewing throughout the entire meeting. Presenters are asked to be by their posters during the poster sessions. We recommend posters to be of dimensions 84,1 cm (W) x 118,9 cm (H).

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. The conference fee and accommodation will be reimbursed by the organizer. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.



Annika Ginkel


Phone: 0049 89 2180-71110




Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Big Lecture Hall, T-Building, Ground Floor

Am Klopferspitz 18

82152 Martinsried (Munich)



Information regarding the available accommodation will be shared with the registered participants.


From airport:

Munich is well connected by its international airport (MUC)

To get to the venue we strongly recommend public transportation:

Take S8 to station Marienplatz in the city center, change to subway U6 direction Klinikum Großhadern, exit at Großhadern. From there take the bus 266 in the direction 'Planegg' and exit at station Max-Planck-Institute.

Alternatively, at Marienplatz you can change to S-Bahn S6 in the direction Tutzing until station Planegg, and then bus 266 in the direction Klinikum Großhadern to station Max-Planck-Institute.

For more information please check the Munich public transportation website.

By car:

Take autobahn A96 until Gräfelfing. In Gräfelfing turn left into Würmtalstraße, then right into junction Am Klopferspitz. Follow signs to Max-Planck-Institute.


Take autobahn A95 until München-Fürstenried, exit at Neuried, then turn left into Neurieder Straße, then right into Graubündener Straße and left into Würmtalstraße. On the left-hand side take the junction Am Klopferspitz. Follow signs to Max-Planck-Institute.

About the Area

The workshop center is located in Martinsried, about 12 km from the city center of Munich, with excellent access to public transportation. Along with its traditional breweries, Munich is home to the famous Oktoberfest, which takes place every year in the last two weeks of September. However, as the southernmost German metropolis, located close by the Bavarian Alps, Munich has got much more to offer than its beer drinking culture. Only a few European cities can rival Munich for its unique mixture of art and culture, tradition and modernity, relaxation and outgoingness. You can discover many historical buildings and get a great impression of past time Bavarian royalty in the many castles in and surrounding Munich. There are many museums of modern and contemporary art to explore, and at the same time Munich offers a thriving nightlife with a lively bar and restaurant scene. And if you want to get away from the hustle of the big city, you can enjoy taking a stroll through the ample English Garden or Olympic Park.

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