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Latest News – 12 Sep 2016
Dear Phagocyte Friends and Colleagues,

Two days to go to the Society for Leukocyte Biology meeting and “Neutrophil 2016” in Verona!

The final programme is available for download from the SLB website. Simply click on the SLB tab, it’ll take you there.

Looking forward to meeting you all in Verona,



Latest News - 24 June 2016

Dear Phagocyte Friends and Colleagues,

Today’s Brexit vote has shattered the UK spirit of inclusion, tolerance and generosity I have come to love. Scientists all around me are devastated by the news, and UK research will doubtless suffer the consequences for years to come. In all this, I find myself thinking a lot of our group of European phagocyte scientists. We will not let a rise in nationalism and xenophobia mar our workshops, collaborations and friendships. The EU is a precious thing. It remains my home and in my heart.

Wehret den Anfängen!



Latest News – 1 June 2016

Dear Phagocyte Friends and Colleagues,

Just to let you know that there are currently a lot of open PhD and Postdoc positions in our field in Germany and Denmark. Please see under the Jobs tab.

Best regards, Heidi


4 May 2016

Dear Phagocyte Friends and Colleagues,

It was great to see so many of you at the 2016 European Phagocyte Workshop in Paris last week. It was a great meeting. Thank you very much again to Véronique Witko-Sarsat and Florence Niedergang for organising it! If you have any photos from the meeting that you would like to share, please email them to me and I will post them on the Workshop tab.

If you wish your lab to join the illustrious ranks of phagocyte research groups listed under the Groups tab, please email me at Equally, please email me if your lab is already listed and you wish to update your info or if you are organising a phagocyte-related meeting or have a phagocyte-related job you would like me to advertise.

Meanwhile, we’re all starting to look forward to the SLB/Neutrophil meeting in Verona this September. Marco Cassatella just sent the programme, you can download it from the Events tab.

Looking forward to meeting you all soon in Verona!

Best regards, Heidi



Latest News – 16 March 2016

Dear Phagocyte Friends and Colleagues,

There is still time to register for the 2016 European Phagocyte Workshop in Paris, April 27-29.

For further information, including the final programme, please see the “Workshop” tab or visit

The official abstract deadline has passed, but late abstracts can still be emailed directly to the organiser, Véronique Witko-Sarsat

Looking forward to seeing you all soon in Paris!

Best regards, Heidi



13 Jan 2016

Registration is open for the 2016 European Phagocyte Workshop in Paris, April 27-29. The meeting will be part of the 50th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Clinical Investigation (ESCI).

This year’s Workshop organisers are Florence Niedergang and Véronique Witko-Sarsat. They have put together an excellent programme, with sessions on phagocyte development, neutrophil/pathogen interactions, phagocytosis and migration, cell death and the inflammasome and phagocytes in disease.

For further information, including the full programme, please see the “Workshop” tab or visit

Abstract submission deadline is 15 Jan 2016
Late abstracts can be emailed directly to Véronique Witko-Sarsat

Best regards, Heidi





What is facilitates interactions between researchers in phagocyte biology, by listing phagocyte research groups, events, and job vacancies. The site is hosted by some of the regulars of the Phagocyte Workshop, a meeting which is held each spring in a different European country as part of the European Society of Clinical Investigation meeting.

We are from a mix of labs doing anything from basic to clinical research and working on anything from phagocyte development, signalling and responses to the pathogenesis and treatment of phagocyte-related diseases. Most of us work on neutrophils, but the website will be equally useful for anyone interested in the biology of monocytes, macrophages, eosinophils, basophils, mast cells or dendritic cells.

Heidi Welch - Babraham Institute
Attila Mocsai - Semmelweis University

To contact the website, please email Heidi at