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EMBO Workshop

The inflammasomes: The next frontier

21 – 24 September 2021 | Martinsried, Germany

  • Hybrid event icon
    Hybrid event
  • Registration Deadline (on-site)
  • 1 August 2021
  • Registration Deadline (online)
  • 1 September 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 August 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 8 August 2021
  • Payment Deadline (on-site)
  • 15 August 2021
  • Payment Deadline (online)
  • 15 September 2021

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About the Workshop

The innate branch of the immune system serves as the first line of defense, with the intricate task of detecting molecules and organisms that are a danger to the organism. Inflammasomes constitute a family of cytosolic sensors that can directly detect microbial molecules, but also indirectly sense damage by detecting the perturbation of cellular homeostasis. In recent years great progress has been made in the characterization of inflammasome components and their pivotal role as surveillance machineries in microbial infection. In addition, it has become evident that many non-communicable diseases are triggered or perpetuated by inflammasomes and a number of studies have uncovered the significant therapeutic potential of targeting these pathways. In that regard, inflammasomes have also become a prime focus for the development of novel anti-inflammatory therapies.

This EMBO workshop provides the unique opportunity to bring together researchers from diverse fields and disciplines to discuss the latest progress on inflammasome biology, ranging from basic molecular mechanisms all the way to clinical applications. Importantly, the workshop will also provide an interactive forum for trainees, junior researchers, established scientists and industry to foster interdisciplinary and interprofessional communication in this emerging field.

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 (on-site)
  • 1 August 2021
  • Registration Deadline (online)
  • 1 September 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 August 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 8 August 2021
  • Payment Deadline (on-site)
  • 15 August 2021
  • Payment Deadline (online)
  • 15 September 2021


  • STUDENT/POSTDOCS (on-site) EUR 290
  • STUDENT/POSTDOCS (online) EUR 90
  • ACADEMIC (on-site) EUR 370
  • ACADEMIC (online) EUR 170
  • INDUSTRY (on-site) EUR 700
  • INDUSTRY (online) EUR 500

Registration includes:

  • Access to all talks
  • Participation in poster sessions
  • Conference materials
 Lunches, dinners, coffee breaks
  • Social banquet “Bavarian Dinner”
  • A conference ticket for public transport; valid for 3 days.

Excluding accommodation


The fee should be paid in Euros by credit card or wire transfer directly to the local organizers upon confirmation of acceptance. Within the registration platform, payment will be possible. Participants will receive an invoice/receipt via email.

Selection criteria

Participation at the conference is limited to 300. Seats will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. We will encourage participation of PhD students and Postdocs.

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

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts are limited to 200 words excluding title, authors, and affiliations. All abstracts should be in English. 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 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. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants page.

In lieu of travel grants, a number of fee waivers will be available for participants.

Specific fee waivers are available for participants of any nationality working in laboratories in Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan. To apply, please send an email directly to the meeting organisers justifying your request.

Child care grants

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.



Xiaoshan Hu

Gene Center and Department of Biochemistry,

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

Butenandtstr. 1

81377 Munich


+49 (0)89 2180 71110




Biomedical Center Munich

Big Lecture Hall, Ground Floor

Großhaderner Str. 9

82152 Martinsried (Munich)



Several hotels were pre-booked. For information on how to book your room, please register first.

IZB Campus at Home
Am Klopferspitz 19
D-82152 Planegg/Martinsried

Hotel Empress
Würmtalstr. 99
81375 München

Hotel Neumayr/ Restaurant Johannas
Heiglhofstr. 18
D-81377 Munich

Hotel Imperial
Landsberger Str. 463
D-81241 Munich


From the airport:

Munich is well connected by its international airport (MUC). To get to the venue we strongly recommend public transportation:

Take the S-Bahn S8 direction ''to station Marienplatz” in the city center. Change to the subway U6, direction "Klinikum Großhadern", and get off at " Klinikum Großhadern ". From there, take bus 266, direction "Planegg" and get off at the station "LMU Martinsried".

For more information, please check Munich's public transportation website.

About the Area

The conference 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 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 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 extensive English Garden or Olympic Park.

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