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The conference “Novel Concepts in Innate Immunity” was first held 2015 in Tübingen in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the Toll receptor gene in Tübingen and then again in 2017. After having hosted notable keynote speakers such as Nobel laureates Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (Tübingen, DE) and Jules Hoffmann (Strasbourg, FR) in 2015 and Giorgio Trinchieri (Bethesda, MD, US) in 2017, we are pleased that Nobel laureate Bruce Beutler (Houston, TX, US) has agreed to open the 2019 meeting. The conference features several exciting sessions and additional speakers (see below) and is attended by an international audience of nearly 200 scientists.

"Novel Concepts in Innate Immunity" 2019 will be held from 12-14 June and is featuring:

+ Keynote lecture by Bruce Beutler (Houston, TX, US)
+   9 exciting sessions (see below)
+ 14 other internationally acclaimed invited speakers (see below)
+ Selected oral abstracts and poster session with poster prizes
+ Social Program

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• Pattern recognition receptors and inflammasomes

• Innate immune cell cross-talk

• Innate lymphoid cells

• Trained innate immunity

• Host-microbiota interaction

• Antifungal innate responses

• Antiviral innate responses

• Innate immunity in the skin

• Innate immunity and oncogenesis

Confirmed speakers/chairs

• Andrea Ablasser (Lausanne/FR)
• Gordon D. Brown (Aberdeen/GB)
• James di Santo (Paris/FR)
• Vishva Dixit (San Francisco, CA/US)
• Eran Elinav (Rehovot/IL) 
• Mathias Heikenwälder (Heidelberg/DE)
• Andres Hidalgo Alonso (Madrid/ES)
• Veit Hornung (Bonn/DE)
• Tim Lämmermann (Freiburg/DE)
• Eicke Latz (Bonn/DE)
• Salomé Leibundgut-Landmann (Zurich/CH)
• Ruth Ley (Tübingen/DE)
• Jenny Mjosberg (Stockholm/SE)
• Mihae Netea (Nijmegen/NL)
• Luke O’Neill (Dublin/IE)
• Jan Rehwinkel (Oxford/GB) 
• Fiona M. Watt (London/GB)
• Laurence Zitvogel (Villejuif/FR)


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 June.