Innate host defence and infections

From May 18-20 the 2nd ALTANT Conference: Innate host defence and infections | From basic science to applications was held. A group of 115 delegates from academia, industry and government  joined the discussions in Hotel Mitland, Utrecht, The Netherlands. 

The scientific program of the conference consisted of seven sessions covering all aspects of Innate host defence and infections. Overall, there was a clear consensus that the innate immune system offers possibilities to develop novel strategies to prevent and combat infectious diseases without eliciting antimicrobial resistance. The presence of several pharmaceutical companies was crucial to show academic researchers how companies operate and to create a platform for  intense cooperation between academia and industry. 

The participants noted the low threshold to discuss science with the key note speakers and there was ample time for young scientists to present their work in both oral and poster presentations.

ALTernatives to ANTibiotics (ALTANT) is a collaborative research program of academic and business partners with the mission to develop promising alternatives to the use of antibiotics. Read more about the ALTANT program.

Scientific program

The ALTANT Conference Organisation was a great succes. You will find the scientific program here.


A certificate of attendance for the conference will be made availalble to all participants. Send an email to and your cerficiate will be sent to you by email within 2 weeks.

Congress organizer

Immuno Valley is organising partner of the ALTANT Conference 2016: Innate host defence and infections. If you have a question, please contact us at


EU Ministerial Conference Side Event


 On 9 and 10 February 2016 the Netherlands hosted a Ministerial Conference in Amsterdam on antibiotic resistance. The Ministerial Conference is part of The Netherlands EU Presidency for first half of 2016.

Innate host defence and infections is an official side event of the EU Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance.


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