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The immune system consists of myriad of cell types and soluble factors, whose complex interplay ensures host protection against microbes and tumors. Our understanding of the complexity underlying the immune system has greatly advanced by the development of novel tools, including cutting-edge imaging techniques. The aim of our meeting will be to share the latest findings on immune cell dynamics at the molecular, cellular and tissue-level and exchange on the newest technical developments for visualizing and manipulating immune processes.

The “Imaging the Immune System” (IIS) is a highly successful biannual conference series established in 2014 and now held in its 5th edition as an EMBO Workshop in Lugano (see venue). It gathers 200-250 attendants from the US, Asia and Europe, who specialize in visualizing immune cells in their physiological context. From previous editions, we expect numerous principal investigators attending who wish to update themselves on scientific and technological developments.

Besides presentations from invited speakers, the meeting will provide ample opportunities for oral and poster presentations by young scientists and sufficient time for informal discussions to foster networking and new collaborative projects.


Kind regards from the Organizing Committee

Cornelia Halin

Santiago González

Jens Stein

Matteo Iannacone