Organs “communicate” with each other during normal physiology to maintain homeostasis, and also in disease, causing very significant morbidity and mortality, for example, in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, autoimmune disorders, or COVID-19. Recent advances have provided new insights into molecular mechanisms of organ crosstalk in health and disease and implicated the immune and nervous system, soluble circulating factors, the microbiome and metabolome, and host pathogen interactions. This FEBS Advanced Lecture Course will bring together leaders in the fields of interorgan crosstalk between the nervous system, immune system, kidney, lung, heart, gut, liver, fat, bone, blood, bone marrow, nervous system, and the microbiome.

Location: Spetses Island, Greece

Organizers: Andreas Herrlich, François Leulier