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Meeting report - Cell dynamics: host-pathogen interface

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Charlotte Odendall, Joana Sa Pessoa, Francisco S. Mesquita

Original languageEnglish
Article numberjcs260456
JournalJournal of cell science
Issue number16
Published15 Aug 2022

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Funding Information: The work of J.S.P. was supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC, BB/N00700X/1 and BB/T001976/1) and Queen’s University Belfast start-up funds to J.A.B. The laboratory of C. O. is supported by a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship from the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust (206200/ Z/17/Z). The work of F.S.M. was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and Corona Call, a foundation advised by CARIGEST S.A., the EPFL Corona Research task force. Publisher Copyright: © 2022. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd.

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Two years into the most significant infectious disease event of our generation, infections have populated every conversation and in-depth understanding of host-pathogen interactions has, perhaps, never been more important. In a successful return to in-person conferences, the host-pathogen interface was the focus of the third Cell Dynamics meeting, which took place at the glorious Wotton House in Surrey, UK. The meeting organised by Michaela Gack, Maximiliano Gutierrez, Dominique Soldati-Favre and Michael Way gathered an international group of scientists who shared their recent discoveries and views on numerous aspects, including cell-autonomous defence mechanisms, pathogen interactions with host cytoskeletal or membrane dynamics, and cellular immune regulation. More than 30 years into the beginning of cellular microbiology as a field, the meeting exhibited the unique aspect of the host-pathogen interface in uncovering the fundamentals of both pathogens and their hosts.

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