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Cell death, inflammation and cancer

10 – 14 January 2017 | Obergurgl, Austria

Registration deadline

1 October 2016

Abstract submission deadline

15 October 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

1 November 2016

Payment deadline

1 December 2016

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About the workshop

Anyone still interested in attending this event should contact the main organizer.


Cell death has long been known to contribute to tissue-repair and homeostasis. However, only recently it has become clear that dying cells release a variety of paracrine signals to communicate with the immune system and their microenvironment to ensure tolerance, tissue-regeneration and wound-healing.

How the body responds to dying cells can make the difference between an effective homeostatic response and one that provokes pathology. The realization that cell death and inflammation are linked has sparked intense research into the different forms of cell death and its pathophysiological consequences.

Understanding how dying cells initiate and escalate inflammation is key to understand complex pathologies such as cancer and has important implications for the development of novel treatment strategies.

This workshop will explore the complex relationship between cell death and inflammation, and how this crosstalk impacts on tumour formation and drug-resistance.







Registration deadline

1 October 2016

Abstract submission deadline

15 October 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

1 November 2016

Payment deadline

1 December 2016










Registration includes:

  • Accommodation in double- or triple-rooms
  • Breakfast, coffee-breaks, dinner
  • Free participation in social events
  • Free ground transport first/last day of the meeting


Payment details will be sent to accepted applicants.



Applicants will be chosen by the organizing committee based on the scientific merit and scope of submitted abstracts. If needed, preference will be given to junior researchers (postdoc level, junior PI level).


Abstract guidelines

Maximum 250 words.



90cm wide x 120cm high (A0).



Only shared rooms available.
Delegates will be housed in double-rooms, students in triple-rooms.

Please indicate if you already know with whom you are willing to share a room. If you don´t know, we will find the perfect match.


Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for eligible participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.




Ilona Lengenfelder

Phone: 0043-512-9003-70964




venue map


Universtätszentrum Obergurgl (UZO)
Gaisbergweg 5, 6456 Obergurgl, AUSTRIA

For further details please see:



The conference center in Obergurgl is equipped to accomodate 95 people on site in double- or triple-bed rooms, all with private showers/toilets/wifi/tv and can cater for up to 120 people in a common dining room.

In case of high demand, extra beds can be arranged in the near vicinty in nearby appartments or hotels, all within walking distance of less than 15 min to the conferencecenter. If necessary, breakfast and dinner for guests not accomodated at UZO will be arranged at on site to guarantee full workshop benefits before and after the meeting hours.

We are unable to accept more than 120 people, as this is the maximal capacity of the lecture room.




The nearest airport to the venue is Innsbruck.
Several airlines serve Innsbruck in the winter season.
All “Star-Alliance” partners serve Innsbruck via Frankfurt or Vienna.
Other carriers include: BritishAirways, Easyjet, AirBerlin, Transavia, TUI-fly.

Train station

The nearest train station is Ötztal Bahnhof (about 40 km west of Innsbruck) – when arriving by train, we recommend that you make this your final destination.

Local transport

Free ground transport will be arranged on 10 & 14 January
If you want to use this service, please indicate along with your registration details
Transport at other dates will not be covered by the organizers


Prepare for snowy roads, if you intend to arrive by car. Free parking is available on site.


If you need to get in and out after hours, please try:
Austria Taxi Tipotsch
A - 6430 Ötztal Bahnhof
Telephone: +43 5266 88 216
Mobile: +43 664 14 88 212
Mobile: +43 664 14 88 211