Host-pathogen communication

Registration for HPC2021 will be opening soon

We are planning for a multi-site blended event to mitigate against travel disruption

The conference will be based in TBSI, Dublin, with local sites also operating in Denmark and Israel. Full on-line participation will also be possible



Exploring the intricacies of host-pathogen communication is vital in order to understand why
some microbes persist within a host, while others are effectively cleared. As such,
host-pathogen communication is an urgent area of research underpinning human health
and disease, especially given the emerging concerns of antibiotic resistance.
Understanding host-pathogen pathways requires intricate knowledge in the fields of both
microbiology and immunology.

Living in a world of specialists, where scientists sometimes invest their whole career
studying one organism, a specific pathway or a protein, multidisciplinary discussions of
host-pathogen interactions are highly needed. This international conference will provide
such a forum for scientific exchange at the highest level, between scientists from different
research areas related to host-pathogen interactions, with the aim to trigger fruitful
collaborations addressing the urgent questions in the field.

This meeting has an additional special focus of bringing researchers from Ireland, Denmark
and Israel
together to learn about cutting edge biology and form new collaborations.
Thus, the conference will be a showcase for the exciting and original research emanating
from these three small but innovative countries.


Previous 2018 Meeting

Registration will open in early 2021

Organizing committee

  • Neta Regev-Rudzki, CO-CHAIR
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Andrew Bowie, CO-CHAIR
    Trinity College Dublin
  • Cord Herbert Breakbusch,
    University of Copenhagen
  • Rachel McLoughlin,
    Trinity College Dublin
  • Jose Bengoechea
    Queens University Belfast
  • Soren Paludan,
    Aarhus University
  • Christian Holm,
    Aarhus University
  • Ronen Hazan,
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Roi Avraham,
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • David Wallach,
    Weizmann Institute of Science