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The conference “Novel Concepts in Innate Immunity” was held from 23-25 September 2015 in Tübingen in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the Toll receptor gene in Tübingen. Apart from the internationally acclaimed Nobel Laureates Prof. Christiane Nüsslein-Vollhard (Tübingen, DE) and Prof. Jules Hoffmann (Strasbourg, FR), the conference featured several exciting sessions and additional speakers (see below) and was attended by an international audience of nearly 200 scientists.

"Novel Concepts in Innate Immunity" 2017 will be held from 27-29 March and is featuring:

+ Keynote lecture by Giorgio Trinchieri, Bethesda/USA
+   9 exciting sessions (below)
+ 19 other internationally acclaimed invited speakers (see below)
+ 17 selected oral abstracts and poster session with poster prizes
+ “Spätzle” Event and Social Program

Please join us and register now via



• Pattern recognition receptors

• Inflammation and inflammasomes

• Innate lymphoid cells

• Granulocytes and myeloid suppressor cells

• Host-Microbiome interaction

• Antifungal innate responses

• Antiviral innate responses

• Innate immunity in the skin

• Innate immunity and oncogenesis

Confirmed speakers/chairs

• Greta Guarda (Lausanne/CH)

• Karl-Peter Hopfner (Munich/DE)

• Eicke Latz (Bonn/D)

• Pablo Pelegrin (Murcia/ES)

• Chiara Romagnani (Berlin/DE)

• Georg Gasteiger (Mainz/DE)

• Ole Sørensen (Lund/SE)

• Tim Lämmermann (Freiburg/D)

• Luigina Romani (Perugia/IT)

• Gordon Brown (Aberdeen/UK)

• Ruth Ley (Tübingen/D)

• Gunnar Hansson (Gothenburg/SE)

• Mathias Chamaillard (Lille/FR)

• Caetano Reis e Sousa (London/UK)

• Nicolas Manel (Paris/FR)

• Michel Gilliet (Lausanne/CH))

• Tilo Biedermann (Munich/D)

• Louis Staudt (Bethesda/USA)

• Jürgen Ruland (Munich/DE)

Please also note another upcoming innate immunity meeting:

Development of Tissue- und Pathogen-specific Cellular Innate Immunity, 27 – 29 Sept 2017

More information and registration: 

With this and future meetings we hope to provide an attractive platform for bringing together leading experts, researchers, clinicians and students interested in immunological research by aiming to always feature some of the latest trends in the highly dynamic field of innate immunity. More information may be available at: We would be glad to welcome you in Tübingen in September.