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EMBO Workshop

Cell death in immunity and inflammation

06 – 09 October 2019 | Crete, Greece

  • Registration Deadline
  • 28 August 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 28 August 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • Accepted participants will be notified shortly after registration and abstract submission.
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 August 2019

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About the Workshop

Cell death is intricately linked to immunity in animals and plants. Cells dying in response to injury or infection trigger immune responses within the tissue microenvironment, which activate host defence and tissue repair mechanisms but can also cause tissue damage and disease. Recent advances in the field highlighted the role of cell death as a central process in immune regulation and implicated different pathways of cell death in the pathogenesis of inflammatory and degenerative diseases.

This EMBO Workshop will bring together scientists interested in cell death and its role in immunity, inflammation and disease pathogenesis. Topics of interest will include fundamental mechanisms of cell death regulation and sensing with particular focus on common principles across the animal and plant kingdoms, the role of different types of cell death in organismal physiology and pathology, as well as current concepts targeting cell death-related processes in disease therapy.

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.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 28 August 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 28 August 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • Accepted participants will be notified shortly after registration and abstract submission.
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 August 2019



Registration includes:

  • Attendance of the Workshop and course materials (abstract book, conference bag etc.)
  • Lunch and coffee breaks, drinks during poster sessions and social event during the meeting (6 -9 October 2019)

Accommodation is not included. Accepted participants will receive a code to book accommodation directly at Kalimera Kriti at discounted rates.


Accepted applicants will be sent a link for payment of the registration fee as well as a code for booking accommodation in Kalimera Kriti at a special discounted rate.

Selection criteria

Participants will be selected based on their scientific impact on the workshop. A number of participants will be selected for oral presentation on the basis of the submitted abstract. Please indicate whether you would like to be considered for oral presentation or if you prefer to present a poster.

It is expected that participants submit an abstract. If no poster or short talk is to be presented, please briefly explain your motivation for attending the meeting.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should be submitted online.

The abstract (250 words max.) must be typed in plain letters, single-spaced using Arial 10-pitch type letters (justified).

  • Abstract title should be typed in lowercase bold letters.
  • Include name(s) of author(s) in a new line in bold letters, putting initials after the surname (for example Somebody S.).
  • The name of the Presenting Author should be underlined (for example Author P.)
  • The name of Institution(s) must be in a separate new line in italic letters.
  • Short talks will be selected by the Organisers from the abstracts.

Poster specifications

The dimensions for the poster should be max:

95cm width X 175 cm height.

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.

Child care grant

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.

Additional Information

A refund of the registration fee will not be possible. Please note that EMBO and the organizers shall not be responsible for, and shall be exempt from any and all liability in respect of any damage, injury or accident of any person or for loss or damage to luggage or any other property.



Silke Röpke


P: +49 221-478 84351




Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort

Beach of Sissi, LASITHI 724 00, Greece
Tel: 2841 069000,

E-mail :

Kalimera Kriti hotel & Village Resort is a five star hotel, idyllically located on the outskirts of the quaint and picturesque fishing village of Sissi near the ancient town of Malia and its Minoan Palace of 2000 B.C. A contemporary retreat combining the elements of the Minoan Palaces’ architecture and inspired by neoclassic features, this highly regarded deluxe resort features a Main Building & three Cretan style villages, harmoniously spread over 60 acres of glorious Mediterranean gardens. The landscape incorporates long sandy beaches with world famous sunsets. The resort is 35 minutes away from the historical Minoan Knossos Palace and Heraklion International Airport.

Kalimera Kriti offers modern facilities with state-of-the-art audiovisual support.


Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and needs to be arranged directly by the participants. Accepted participants will receive a code that they can use to reserve accommodation in Kalimera Kriti at the negotiated discounted rates for this event.

Single room rate: 138 Euros/night (including Half Board for one person)

Double room rate: 150 Euros/night (including Half Board for two persons)

A City Tax of € 4 per room, per night is payable directly to the hotel and is not included in the above price.


Getting to Heraklion

  • By air through Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”:
    Services to Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” are operated daily by Aegean Airlines and various regional and international airlines. Flights from Athens [ATH] to Heraklion [HER], take approximately 45 min. Several low cost airlines operate direct flights to Heraklion from major European cities
    Heraklion Airport
  • By boat from Piraeus:
    Ferry services are operated daily by MINOAN LINES and ANEK SUPERFAST. Overnight services from Piraeus to Heraklion take approximately 10 hours.
  • Local Transfers:
    In order to get to Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort from Heraklion International Airport, “Nikos Kazantzakis” (a distance of 42km) you have the following options:
  1. In case you want to take a taxi from Heraklion airport to Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort there is a taxi rank outside the airport arrivals hall which will cost around 60 euros
  2. Public transport information will be provided near the dates of the meeting.
  • Visa requirements:
    Citizens of the European Union or holders of a valid Schengen Visa do not need a visa to visit Greece.
    Citizens of all other countries should contact their nearest Greek Embassy or Consulate in order to obtain information regarding a visa to visit Greece.
    The organizers will provide any required documents confirming participation to the Scientific meeting only after registration is confirmed by fee payment.
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