Microbial Infections and Human Cancer – Course and Conference Office

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

Microbial Infections and Human Cancer


Symposium Overview

This symposium will build on the success of the first, focused conference on microbial carcinogenesis, an EMBO Workshop held in October 2019, which successfully began to connect the various research views regarding bacterial infections and human cancer. It will bring together key players and leading researchers from complementary fields, thereby comprehensively highlighting and discussing the various aspects of pathogen-induced carcinogenesis (ecology, immunology, metabolism, genomics and epigenetics, barrier function and defence etc.) from an interdisciplinary perspective. This conference will also provide a larger audience of young researchers and students with a stimulating platform to present their research, to network and to develop this emerging field further.


Keynote Speakers


Jun Sun

University of Illinois, College of Medicine


Jun YU

The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Laurence Zitvogel

Institut Gustave Roussy, European Academy of Tumor Immunology


Scientific Organisers

Xin Lu

University of Oxford


Conference Organiser

Geoff Barnett

EMBL Heidelberg



Sponsorship Opportunities

We offer a variety of event sponsoring possibilities, with the flexibility to select a set sponsorship package or combine individual sponsorship options to suit your event budget. Discounts are available for companies sponsoring multiple events at EMBL Heidelberg. View other conferences, or contact sponsorship@embl.de for further information.

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EMBO | EMBL Symposia promote scientific communication and collaboration in the European research area. They provide scientists with a platform to discuss and exchange ideas on forward-looking topics and new developments in the life sciences.

Topics emphasise upcoming developments and the interdisciplinary nature of related fields. Jointly funded and organised by EMBO and EMBL – and complementary to their respective courses, workshops, and conference programmes – the symposia promote scientific communication and collaboration.

All symposia are held in the EMBL Advanced Training Centre (ATC) in Heidelberg, Germany, or virtually.

Date: 6 - 9 Apr 2022

Location: EMBL Heidelberg


  • Achim Breiling
    EMBO Reports, Germany

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