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EMBO Workshop

Pathogen immunity and signalling

01 – 05 April 2019 | Oxford, United Kingdom

  • Registration Deadline
  • 01 March 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • closed
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 18 December 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 01 March 2019

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About the Workshop

Infectious diseases are one of the most important threats to human health. Understanding the biology of host defense responses to pathogens is paramount to the development of new treatment strategies. The goal of this EMBO Workshop is to bring together experts working on different aspects of the immune system and its response to infectious microorganisms. This includes (i) pattern-recognition receptors that detect the presence of pathogens, (ii) the role of ubiquitin in immune signalling, and (iii) cytokines and cell-mediated immunity. These are all not only essential for the clearance of pathogens but are also interconnected and dependent on each other. This EMBO Workshop will provide opportunities for both established experts and early career researchers working in these areas to interact, to present new and unpublished results and to forge new collaborations. We hope the workshop will thereby facilitate future research, integrating different branches of the immune system in its response to pathogens.

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
  • 01 March 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • closed
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 18 December 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 01 March 2019



Registration includes:

The registration fee includes access to the scientific sessions, meals (except dinner on the day of the social event), welcome reception, gala dinner on the final day of the meeting, and social event.

Accommodation is ONLY included for invited speakers.


Payment of registration fee will be via credit card using the University of Oxford’s conference payment system.

A link to the payment site will be emailed to participants after registration.

Selection criteria

Registration will be on a first-come first-served basis. Short talk and flash talk speakers will be selected by the organisers based on submitted abstracts. Scientific excellence will be the leading criterion for selection. Other considerations will also be taken into account: Presentation of short talks by young scientists will be encouraged and gender balance will be ensured.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts need to include a title, author list (with the presenting author underlined), affiliation of the presenting author, followed by a maximum of 200 words of text, including a brief introduction, methods, results and conclusions.

Poster specifications

Posters should be printed in A0 portrait format. There will be sticky pads or pins available to attach to poster boards

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.






Keble College



(enter from Parks Road)


Accommodation is NOT included in the registration fee (except for invited speakers) and delegates should arrange their own accommodation.

Keble College has en-suite rooms within the college grounds at a daily rate of £80 for single and £110 for double. Accommodation includes breakfast in the college dining hall. A number of rooms have been reserved for the conference but we cannot guarantee that there are sufficient rooms available for everyone so please book your accommodation as early as possible via the Keble College website quoting conference code LUDWIG19.

A promotional code is needed for booking accommodation at Keble College. This will be emailed after registration.

Alternatively, there are also several nearby hotels (within 10-15 min walk), for example:

Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

Malmaison Oxford


Arriving by air
London Heathrow and Birmingham airports are the closest and most convenient airports for getting to Oxford (transport is approx. 90 min). London Gatwick, Luton, and Stansted airports are also within a reasonable distance. See below for transport options:

Heathrow and Gatwick Airports are linked by Oxford Bus Company's Airline service which operates 24/7.

London Stansted and Luton airports are linked by the National Express 737 bus service.

Birmingham airport is connected by train to Oxford with regular fast services available. Visit the National Rail Enquiries website for timetables and fares.

Arriving by train or bus
A frequent direct train service operates from London Paddington to

Oxford (approx. every 30 minutes) and from Birmingham New Street via Banbury and Coventry.

Visit the National Rail website to plan your journey to Oxford.

For bus services to Oxford see National Express website.

Arriving by own car
Unfortunately Keble is unable to offer parking to its guests. More information about parking possibilities close to the college and in Oxford can be found here.

About the Area

Keble College is located in the heart of the city of Oxford directly opposite the University Museum and University Parks and just a gentle stroll from most of the other University colleges, the Sheldonian Theatre, Bodleian Library and High street. Most colleges offer tours of the grounds (at a reasonable price) and in particular Christ Church and Magdalen college are worth a visit. There are also many interesting/historic pubs and a wide selection of restaurants in the town centre or in Jericho.

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