The ecology and evolution of microbial immune systems

30 Sep - 01 Oct 2024 09:00 - 17:00 The Royal Society Watch online
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Discussion meeting organised by Professor Edze Westra, Professor Stineke van Houte, Professor Uri Gophna and Professor Rotem Sorek.

Microbial immune systems are the centre of an exploding new field in microbiology. These systems are the origin of human immune functions and fascinating models for the evolution of complexity. This meeting will focus on the evolutionary aspects of these systems and their surprising ecological roles. The meeting will bring together scientists from diverse disciplines and stimulate fresh discussions.

Poster session

There will be a poster session on Monday 30 September. If you would like to present a poster, please submit your proposed title, abstract (up to 200 words), author list, and the name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team no later than 30 August 2024. Please include the text 'Poster submission - Microbial immune systems’ in the email subject line.


The programme and speakers' biographies will be available soon.

Attending this event

This event is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

Free to attend.

Both in-person and online attendance available. Advance registration is essential. Please follow the link to register.

Lunch is available on both days of the meeting for an optional £25 per day. There are plenty of places to eat nearby if you would prefer to purchase food offsite. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch to the meeting.


Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team


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