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PhD Summer School on Host-Microbe Symbiosis Alumni Meeting

15-16 July 2021

Virtual Meeting 

Deadline for abstract submission extended until 23nd June

The PhD Summer School on Host-Microbe Symbioses Alumni Meeting will be a two half-days meeting bringing together the Alumni of the 2015, 2017, and 2019 PhD Summer Schools on Host-Microbe Symbioses.

The meeting will consist of eight daily talks presented by the alumni, selected from submitted abstracts, one daily talk by an invited speaker, and a daily networking activity.

This is will be a great opportunity for the alumni to present and discuss their current work on host-microbe symbiosis, and to further reinforce networking between all the alumni.

Please register until the 23th June to submit an abstract, or register until the 12th July to attend only.

Registration is free.


The Summer School is being organized by:

Martin Blaser (Rutgers University, US)
Thomas Bosch (University of Kiel, Germany)
Margaret McFall-Ngai (University of Hawaii, US)
Luís Teixeira (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal)
Karina Xavier (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal)

The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência from Fundação Calouste Gulbenkin is a research institute devoted to biological and biomedical research, innovative training and to transforming society through science.


The meeting is targeted at the alumni of the previous PhD Summer Schools on Host-Microbe Symbioses organized at the IGC in 2015, 2017 and 2019. 

Further information

For further information and administrative support contact Rita Caré and Regina Fernandes or use the email symbioses21(at)
We are looking forward to receiving your application and seeing you all again.


Start: July 15, 2021
End: July 16, 2021

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