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EMBO|FEBS Lecture Course

Cell biology of host-pathogen interactions

24 – 28 June 2024 | Padua, Italy

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 1 April 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 April 2024
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 1 May 2024
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 May 2024

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About the EMBO-FEBS Lecture Course

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Microbial infections lead to drastic changes in the architecture and metabolism of the host cell. The inaugural FEBS EMBO Cell Biology of Host-Pathogen Interaction Advanced Course explores the mechanisms underlying these changes and the functions they serve during infection from both the host and pathogen perspective.

Themes highlighted include:
1) Organelle-microbe conflicts

2) Host-pathogen communication

3) Technologies to illuminate host-pathogen interactions

4) Compartmentalization during infection

5) Metabolic control of and manipulation by 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
  • 1 April 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 April 2024
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 1 May 2024
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 May 2024



Registration includes:

  • All meals
  • Gala Dinner
  • Accommodation (4 nights)


Selection criteria

Abstract guidelines

250 words

Poster specifications

1 meter (3.3 feet) x 0.7m (2.4 feet)

Travel grants

A limited number of FEBS Youth Travel Fellowships 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.

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

At EMBO, we believe that harassment and discriminatory behaviour are unacceptable in any setting. EMBO's code of conduct is applicable for all participants of this EMBO meeting and can be found here.






Hilton Garden Inn Padova City Centre


Easiest way to get to Padua is from Venice Marco Polo Airport

There is a bus that goes directly to the Padua train station. From there it is about a 20 minute walk to the hotel (or ~5 minute cab ride). The walk is beautiful and takes you through some of the Padova sites and city center!

About the Area

Padua is a beautiful and charming city in the Veneto region of Italy that boasts an incredible scientistic, historic, and artistic heritage (it is thought to have been founded between the 4th and 3rd centuries BC). It appears twice in the UNESCO World Heritage List for its Botanical Garden (the oldest in the world) and the Scrovegni Chapel (painted by Giotto). It is home to one of the oldest universities in the world (founded in 1222) and was home to scholars and scientists including Galileo Galilei and Nicolas Copernicus.

10 reasons to visit Padua

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