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EMBO Workshop

Antibodies and complement: Effector functions, therapies and technologies

27 June – 01 July 2023 | Girona, Spain

The meeting is currently oversubscribed!

  • Registration Deadline
  • 01 April 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 01 April 2023
  • Chosen Participants for Oral or Poster presentation Will Be Notified By
  • 10 April 2023
  • Payment Deadline
  • 25 April 2023

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About the Workshop

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The antibody response and the complement system are major effector arms of the immune system. Next to their beneficial roles in host defense, antibodies and complement are also involved in a plethora of pathological conditions—including autoimmunity, allergy and cancer—and regulate, mainly through their receptors (FcR and CR respectively) cell activation, migration, survival but also metabolism. As the portfolio of antibody—and complement-effector function grow, high-end technological solutions are developed, and novel therapeutic applications are proposed.

This EMBO Workshop on Antibody & Complement will be a forum for leaders in the field and new investigators coming from academia, industry and research institutes to discuss where the field is going and what challenges lie ahead. We will focus attention on key advances in both fields with the aim at fostering discussions between antibody experts and complement experts.


  • antibody & complement (novel) functions
  • human antibody repertoire
  • Fc effector functions
  • novel technologies
  • complement and antibody therapies

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 April 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 01 April 2023
  • Chosen Participants for Oral or Poster presentation Will Be Notified By
  • 10 April 2023
  • Payment Deadline
  • 25 April 2023



Please note that the workshop has a maximum of 150 participants, and we will apply the first come, first serve policy.

Registration includes:

  • All meals (breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation for 4 nights (Student/postdoc (double occupancy hotel room), Academic (single occupancy hotel room), Industry (double occupancy hotel room).

Guest registration includes shared hotel room with registrant, all meals & coffee breaks


For payment, please use the following link.

You will be directed to a payment module that is secured through by the Antibody&Complement Society’s bank: Credit Mutuel.

You can pay via debit and credit card.

After payment, you will receive a confirmation email.

PS. Be aware of fraudulent emails. Only use the above link to make your payment!

Selection criteria

Participants will be requested to submit an abstract.

Abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the organizers based solely on the scientific excellence.

A total of 17 abstracts will be selected for an oral presentation (15 min) and 18 abstracts for a flash talk (5 min).

All abstracts are assigned a poster number for presentation during a poster session during the workshop.

Congratulations to the European Federation of Immunological Societies and European Journal of Immunology (EFIS-EJI) funding recipients:

  1. Sheeba Zarin
  2. Andrea Moreno/Amaral
  3. Oksana Gorbatiuk
  4. Allyson Banville
  5. Ana Flavia Santarine Laureano
  6. Elizabeth H. Aitken
  7. Katia George
  8. Coco Beudeker
  9. Casper Silvis
  10. Sibel Kara-Kocak
  11. Julia Egido
  12. Bianca Streng
  13. Lise Hunault
  14. Filipa Lemos
  15. Liliana Curado
  16. Elisa Pantano
  17. Pietro Businaro
  18. Anja Srpcic

Abstract guidelines

The abstract must be written in English.

The main text of the abstract should not exceed 250 words and should include background, experimental approach, key findings, and significance to the field.

The title should not exceed 25 words.

One abstract per submitting author per meeting. Submitting author and account name must match. Submitting author must be underlined.

Poster specifications

Details will be provided to accepted applicants

Travel grants and registration fee waivers

Travel grants and registration fee waivers are available for participants.

Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizers. EMBO travel grants and registration fee waivers are allocated on the basis of the quality of the submitted abstract.

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

Additional travel grants are available for EMBC Associate Member States Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan.

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, Luxembourg, Poland, 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 grants

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional childcare 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 childcare grant and specify the sum that you will need.

Code of conduct

Anti-harassment and non-discrimination policy

This EMBO meeting shall maintain an environment free of harassment and discriminatory behaviour for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, beliefs (religious or otherwise) or manner of articulation.

Harassment and discrimination of attendees in any form, either in person or online is not tolerated.

Attendees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and all communication and behavior should conform to a respectful environment for all.



L. Aguinagalde Salazar

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Eden Roc Mediterranean Hotel & Spa

Punta de Port Salvi s/n

17220 Sant Feliu de Guixols, Girona, Spain

Telephone: +34 972 32 01 00


Hotel Eden Roc has a long tradition in hosting international meetings. It offers integrated conference facilities and seating areas for discussions and networking, both inside and outside. The lecture room is air-conditioned and has room for posters. Participants are all housed on-site with full board (diverse buffet). Coffee breaks will be held directly outside the lecture room on a sea-view terrace.


Travel by car

120 km from Barcelona, via the AP-7 and the C-35 / 135 km from Perpignan, via the AP-7 /700 km from Madrid.

Travel by plane

Distance to airports: 30km from the International Airport Girona-Costa Brava, and 120 km from Barcelone (El Prat) airport (BCN). Public transport is available from both airports.

Sarbus offers bus service between BCN airport and Sant Feliu Guixols.

Travel by train

The nearest train station is in Girona (at 30 Km).

Organised transportation for participants

As many participants will likely arrive at Barcelona airport, we will arrange shuttle buses on the day of arrival (June 27) and the departure day (July 1) (at specified times according to most arrivals). Girona transfer will only be available if enough participants travel that way.

About the Area

The Eden Roc Hotel is located only 1 km away from Sant Feliu de Guixols, in a unique and quiet peninsula. The clear Mediterranean sea surrounds the 360 meter wide Eden Roc Resort.

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