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EMBO Workshop

New frontiers in host-parasite interactions, from cell to organism

02 – 05 October 2022 | Six-Fours-les-Plages, France

  • Registration Deadline
  • 13 July 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 13 July 2022
  • Fee Waivers and Travel Grants Deadline
  • 22 June 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • September 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 13 July 2022

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About the Workshop

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Parasitic infections remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide; they kill millions annually and inflict debilitating injuries on additional millions. The vast majority of parasitic infections in humans and domestic animals can be attributed to protozoan pathogens, including those causing malaria, African sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis, or toxoplasmosis. Parasitism is found throughout the tree of life and parasitic organisms have become model systems for the study of biochemistry and molecular biology. They also represent valuable systems for integrated analyses of host-pathogen interplay.

This EMBO Workshop will showcase the latest breakthroughs in host-parasite interactions at the cell, tissue and organism levels, including sessions on host manipulation and avoidance strategies, host immune responses and pathogenesis, parasite cell biology, parasite molecular biology and signaling, parasite reservoirs and niches, vaccination and control strategies. The EMBO Workshop will cover multiple protozoan parasites (Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium, Trypanosoma, Leishmania) and provide an outstanding opportunity to share cutting-edge science. We aim to promote interactions and discussions, especially with junior scientists. The workshop will include poster sessions and turbo talks, providing younger researchers the opportunity to present their work. It will represent a stimulating environment to exchange ideas and envisage novel approaches to deal with pathogenic parasites.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Workshop,

The Organisers


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, restrictions will apply to this workshop. Please be sure you are willing to comply before you register:

1. You must show proof of full vaccination to attend this workshop.

2. Registration is limited to participants who are currently authorized to enter France, or who can comply with French quarantine restrictions at their own expense. To learn more about current entry restrictions in France, click here

Other restrictions may apply and will be communicated if necessary.

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
  • 13 July 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 13 July 2022
  • Fee Waivers and Travel Grants Deadline
  • 22 June 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • September 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 13 July 2022



Registration includes:

  • Meeting attendance
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Gala dinner
  • Coffee breaks


  • It is not possible to stop in the middle of the registration procedure or to modify your registration later. Please make sure you have all the necessary information, including payment, before you start the registration procedure!
  • Possible payment methods are:
    • credit cards (no AMEX & no “carte achat CNRS”),

    • bank transfer/order form
  • Please take all the necessary information and payment tools with you before beginning the registration process.

If you pay by card, you will receive a confirmation of registration by email. For other payment methods, you will receive a document with payment instructions.

Selection criteria

Candidates for oral or poster presentation will be selected on the quality of the abstract in terms of the summary of the results, data and potential scientific contribution to the relative fields and to the EMBO Workshop. This information should be based on the general subject areas covered by the workshop.

The information used to decide on accepting the abstract will be the content, which should be based on an important aspect of parasitology. The information to be used will also be based on quality, clarity and focus of the description of the work and whether the abstract covers one or more of the following domains: Molecular parasitology, molecular biology, modification of host immunity, immunity, diverse and virulence specific differentiation, parasite escape, expression of pathogenic molecules, epigenetics, control of gene expression, antigenic variation, metabolic pathways, drug discovery, epidemiology and vector biology.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts are limited to 350 words (body of text) and should be submitted through the application system.

Only registered participants are eligible to submit an abstract.

Poster specifications

Poster boards are 2 m high x 1 m wide (portrait orientation). Posters should be A0 format portrait.

Travel grants and registration fee waivers

A limited number of travel grants and registration fee waivers are available for participants.

Applicants do not need to apply separately for these but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered.

Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizers. More information is available on the EMBO Travel Grants' page.

Special travel grants and registration fee waivers

A limited number of travel grants and registration fee waivers are available for scientists working in Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia and Turkey. Grants are allocated on the basis of the quality of the submitted abstract.

A maximum of 700 Euros per participant are available to cover registration fees, travel, and accommodation (no additional subsistence costs can be covered). To apply, please indicate the itemized amount requested in the travel grants section of the registration form.

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.



Yoann Millerioux





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Île des Embiez

83140 Six-Fours-les-Plages



Accommodation is included in the registration fees. Housing will include mainly twin rooms (2 single beds) and some single rooms in the Hotel Helios (4*) or apartments (1 apartment with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms = 2 singles).


Participants will have to reach Marseille Saint Charles Train Station, on Sunday, October 2, 2022 (2:45 pm). Several buses will take all the participants from Marseille to Six-Fours-les-Plages/Port du Brusc. Then, participants will take a boat (4:30 pm) to reach Les Embiez island. On Wednesday, October 5, 2022 (after the breakfast), participants will take a boat (10:00 am) to reach Six Fours, then a bus (10:30 am) to return to Marseille Saint Charles Train Station (12:00).

By Plane

Marseille/Marignane airport at 70 km.

A bus transfer will be available between Marseille Saint-Charles Train station and Six-Fours. To take this bus, you have to reach the train station on your own (before 2:45 pm). Then, a ferryboat runs from Six-Fours to the island. The cost of these bus and boat transfers is included into your registration fees.

To reach Marseille St. Charles Train Station from the airport, go directly to the bus station. This one is located between Terminal 1-Hall A and Terminal 2 (more details). This is an express service (line 91) between Marseille Provence Airport and Marseille St. Charles train station with no intermediate stops. The journey is a direct route by motorway of about 25 minutes (in normal traffic). The departures of the shuttle are every 10 minutes between 7am and 7pm, every day, platforms 6 or 8.

You can buy your bus tickets (Single ticket 10€/Round trip ticket 16€) online (but don’t forget to print them before boarding!) or at the two ticket offices:

- The airport office is located in the bus station and is open every day from 6:00 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.

- The St. Charles office is located in the train station and open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are sold on board when the ticket office is closed.

By train

Marseille Saint-Charles TGV Train station … 60 km/1h.

Aix-en-Provence TGV Train station… 85 km/1h 15 min

Toulon TGV train station … 15 km/25 min

By car

From Lyon/Aix /Marseille ou Toulon/Nice by A50 motorway, exit 13 "La Seyne/ Six-Fours"

GPS coordinates of the dock : 43.07 05.80 latitude 43°04’30’’N, longitude: 5°47’00’’E.

Quai Saint Pierre/ Le Brusc/83140 Six-Fours-les-Plages, France

About the Area

The island has a strict environmental policy. The island also has Blue Flag beaches and the surface is protected under Natura 2000. Birds visible on the island include the avocet, the plover, the grey heron, the cormorant and the kingfisher. Natural attractions include seven beaches, a pine forest and nature trail, and a vineyard.

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