Innate Immune Memory

14–16 March 2017

Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK


The innate immune system is known to be instrumental in directing adaptive immune system to eradicate pathogens and tumours. However, dysregulation of the innate immune system can lead to unwanted inflammatory responses that precipitate immune-mediated diseases, including autoimmunity and allergy, suggesting it has a central role in host defences and inflammation.

This second Innate Immune Memory conference will focus on our understanding of the recently described adaptive features of the innate immune system and how it can be activated and regulated. We will also explore how the innate immune system can be ‘trained’ by internal and external modulators and how this might be harnessed to develop new therapies to treat inflammatory diseases, infection and cancer.

The meeting will bring together scientists and clinicians working in immunology and related areas, in particular those interested in epigenetic regulation of the immune system, cell metabolism, vaccine development and immunotherapy.


The conference will start at approximately 12.00 on Tuesday, 14 March and close at approximately 14.00 on Thursday, 16 March 2017.

Scientific sessions

  • Evolutionary aspects of innate immune memory
  • Innate immune memory in invertebrates
  • Memory of mammalian innate immunity: NK cells/ILCs
  • Memory of mammalian innate immunity: Mo/Mf
  • Molecular mechanisms of innate immune memory
  • Non-specific effects of vaccines
  • Trained immunity in disease

Please find a copy of the programme here

Organisers and speakers

Scientific programme committee
Eicke Latz University of Bonn, Germany
Kingston Mills
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Mihai Netea
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, The Netherlands
Luke O’Neill
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Keynote speakers
Uwe Conrath
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Lewis Lanier
University of California, San Francisco, USA

Confirmed speakers
Subhra Biswas Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore
Yenan Bryceson Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Max Cooper
Emory University, USA
Nigel Curtis
The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Australia
Charles Dinarello University of Colorado, USA
Helen Goodridge
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
Benjamin Gourbal
University of Perpignan, France
Melanie Hamon
Institut Pasteur, France
Shunsuke Ishii
RIKEN Tsukuba Institute, Japan
Leo Joosten Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Yang Li University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
Silke Paust Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Hergen Spits
Academic Medical Center, The Netherlands
Christine Stabell-Benn
Statens Serum Institut, Denmark
Henk Stunnenberg
Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, The Netherlands
Reinout Van Crevel
Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Helen Weavers University of Bristol, UK
David Williams
East Tennessee State University, USA

Conference organiser
Jemma Beard Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

How to apply

Registration Fees:

Student No accommodation £300.00
Student On site twin accommodation £401.00
Student On site single accommodation £463.00
Academic No accommodation £400.00
Academic On site twin accommodation £501.00
Academic On site single accommodation £563.00
Commercial No accommodation £500.00
Commercial On site twin accommodation £601.00
Commercial On site single accommodation £663.00


The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster
sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments
during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have
booked accommodation.

Registration deadline: Closed

Accommodation is provided for the nights of 14 and 15 March 2017. Please
note: there is limited onsite accommodation and this will be allocated on
a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early registration is

If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference
dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

Travel visas
Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a
travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to
confirmed registrants.

Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a
visa to enter the UK.
Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks
or longer.

Please visit the following websites for further information:
UK Border Agency website:

Information for general visitors and business visitors:


A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students
to attend this conference (up to 50% of the registration fee) from
Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.

The following documents will need to be provided:

  • Abstract
  • CV
  • Covering letter
  • Letter from supervisor

To apply, please contact the conference organiser.

Bursary deadline: Closed


We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the
meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral
presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.

The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the
deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been
selected for an oral or poster presentation.

Poster boards onsite
will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed
material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book
and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.

Abstract deadline: Closed

Abstract guidelines can be viewed here.

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