COVID-19 situation

Meeting cancelled!


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are no longer able to hold the 34th EMDS conference in 2020. It has been postponed to 24-26 June 2021, taking place in Aarhus again. 

The organising committee

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to Scandinavia! It is our pleasure to invite you to the 34th conference of the European Macrophage and Dendritic cell Society (EMDS) entitled Macrophages and dendritic cells in infection and inflammation: molecular mechanisms and roles in pathology. The conference will take place on June 18-20, 2020 at Aarhus University, Denmark.

During the past two decades, our understanding of innate immunology has undergone a true revolution. We have discovered pattern recognition receptors and learned the basic principles by which they function, including how recognition governs subsequent adaptive immune responses. In addition, we are now starting to understand how phenomena, such as epigenetics and metabolism, which have classically not received much attention in immunology, are central in many immunological processes. At the center of this immunological revolution are the macrophages and dendritic cells, which are involved in the sensing of danger, the orchestration of early immune responses, and the instruction of lymphocytes for immune responses appropriate for given challenges.

This meeting aims to bring together scientists in macrophage/dendritic cell research with adjoining fields of such as transcriptomics, infectious disease, and structural biology, to present and discuss cutting edge research in this broadening field. A key goal of the meeting is to promote communication between world class scientists and a young generation of researchers, ranging from molecular immunologists to clinical scientists, and thus to facilitate the translation of new basic discoveries.

The program is based on 8 scientific sessions in which 24 internationally renowned scientists speakers will present their latest cutting edge research findings. This will be complemented by ample opportunities for young researchers to present their most exciting unpublished data to a strong international audience, either as short talks or in lively poster sessions. Apart from the outstanding scientific program, our meeting will provide opportunities to meet colleagues, build networks, and establish future collaborations. 

We look forward to welcoming you all to Aarhus for this exciting meeting.

The 2020 Scientific Program Chairs

William W Agace
Søren K Moestrup
Rune Hartmann
Søren R Paludan