About the Workshop
Infectious diseases are one of the most important threats to human health, as exemplified by the recent coronavirus pandemic. Understanding the biology of host responses to pathogens is paramount to the development of new treatment strategies. The goal of this 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) animal models, pathogenesis and cell-mediated immunity.
These are all not only essential for the clearance of pathogens, but are also interconnected and dependent on each other. However, opportunities for scientists working in these areas to interact are rare. This meeting will close this gap by providing a forum for presentation of new and unpublished results by both established experts and early career researchers, for discussion and knowledge transfer, and for the forging of new collaborations. We will devote a session to the most recent developments in SARS-CoV-2 biology and Covid-19 pathogenesis. We hope the meeting will thereby facilitate future research integrating different branches of the immune system in its response to pathogens.
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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.