Institute of Genetics and Cancer

Nucleic Acid Immunity Meeting 2022

Session themes will include:

  • Chemistry and structural biology of nucleic acid sensing
  • Mechanisms and regulation of nucleic acid sensing
  • Genome stability links to nucleic acid immunity
  • Cell stress and mitochondria-derived nucleic acid sensing
  • Inborn errors of immunity and disease

Keynote speakers

Andrea Ablasser (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland)

James Chen (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA)

Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky (NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, USA)

Confirmed speakers

Dusan Bogunovic (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA)

Hana Cahova (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, Prague, Czech Republic)

Roger Greenberg (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)

Veit Hornung (LMU Gene Center Munich, Germany)

Hiroki Kato (Institute of Cardiovascular Immunology, University Hospital Bonn, Germany)

Philip Kranzusch (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA)

Elke Krüger (University of Greifswald, Germany)

Min Ae Lee-Kirsch (University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden, Germany)

Pingwei Li (Texas A&M University, USA)

John Maciejowski (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA)

Nicolas Manel (Institut Curie, Paris, France)

Kensuke Miyake (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Carina Oliveira Mann (Institute of Virology, TU Munich, Germany)

Agnel Sfeir (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA)

Dan Stetson (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)

Stephen Tait (Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, Glasgow, UK)

Phillip West (Texas A&M University College of Medicine, USA)

Nan Yan (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA)


Andrew Jackson & Yanick Crow (MRC Human Genetics Unit, IGC, Edinburgh, UK)

Gunther Hartmann (Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital Bonn, Germany)

Final programme

External Website

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The airport is about 12 km from the city centre. The 30-40 minute journey can be easily made using the frequent airport bus or tram services, or by taxi.

The conference venue is in the city centre, within 5 min walking distance from the St Andrew Square tram stop and 10 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station.


The University of Edinburgh offers hotel accommodation within commutable distance to the conference venue.

Alternatively, accommodation in Edinburgh is plentiful and delegates can usually find accommodation using well-known hotel finding websites and apps.


Nucleic Acid Immunity Meeting 2022

This meeting aims to discuss the mechanisms of nucleic acid mediated immunity at the molecular and cellular level, and also the functional consequences of nucleic acid immunity on a systemic level: 22-24 September 2022

RCPE (Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh)