Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 18 - 21 Mar 2018 Register Now
Deadlines Registration - 21 Feb 2018 Abstract submission closed

Registration is now open until 21 February 2018.

Abstract submission for poster presentations only is still possible. Please contact George Luca-Ruse to get more information.


  • Ontogeny and diversity
  • Microglia physiology
  • Microglia and the synapse
  • Microglia and other cells
  • Neurodegeneration/psychiatric disorders
  • New ways to study microglia


This workshop will bring together expert and novice researchers studying microglia physiology in health and disease in an interactive meeting format that promotes the latest work in the field. The study of microglia cells has seen an explosion of activity and interest in the last five years, with large numbers of new researchers entering the field driven by the advent of new imaging and genetic tools that have allowed the visualisation and manipulation of microglia in the context of the intact brain.

The workshop will highlight the latest research by including a large fraction of speakers from among submitted abstracts. It will also bring together researchers with diverse technical and scientific expertise in order to stimulate interdisciplinary research at the boundaries of traditional fields and will feature ample opportunity for informal interaction among participants.


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