Host-pathogen communication


We are planning a blended event to mitigate against possible travel disruptions in 2021.

The conference will be held in TBSI, Dublin with full on-line participation for those not based in Ireland.


Exploring the intricacies of host-pathogen communication is vital in order to understand why
some microbes persist within a host, while others are effectively cleared. As such,
host-pathogen communication is an urgent area of research underpinning human health
and disease, especially given the emerging concerns of antibiotic resistance.
Understanding host-pathogen pathways requires intricate knowledge in the fields of both
microbiology and immunology.

Living in a world of specialists, where scientists sometimes invest their whole career
studying one organism, a specific pathway or a protein, multidisciplinary discussions of
host-pathogen interactions are highly needed. This international conference will provide
such a forum for scientific exchange at the highest level, between scientists from different
research areas related to host-pathogen interactions, with the aim to trigger fruitful
collaborations addressing the urgent questions in the field.

This meeting has an additional special focus of bringing researchers from Ireland, Denmark
and Israel
together to learn about cutting edge biology and form new collaborations.
Thus, the conference will be a showcase for the exciting and original research emanating
from these three small but innovative countries.


Previous 2018 Meeting


Organizing committee

  • Neta Regev-Rudzki, CO-CHAIR
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Andrew Bowie, CO-CHAIR
    Trinity College Dublin
  • Cord Herbert Breakbusch,
    University of Copenhagen
  • Rachel McLoughlin,
    Trinity College Dublin
  • Jose Bengoechea
    Queens University Belfast
  • Soren Paludan,
    Aarhus University
  • Christian Holm,
    Aarhus University
  • Ronen Hazan,
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Roi Avraham,
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • David Wallach,
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Anat Herskovits
    Tel Aviv University