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Educational Session EDU.01 - Systems Biology for Immunology: Help with the Complexity

Immunology must be the most complex science of all: myriads of molecules in highly complex networks.  This session demonstrates how the new ‘deep (i.e. modelling assisted) thinking’ may help integrate the big data into understanding, of health and disease.

Sunday, September 2, 2018; 16:30-17:45; Room: Forum

Chairpersons:  Petter Brodin, Sweden & Matteo Barberis, The Netherlands

Yang Li, The Netherlands
Big Data in Immunology: How to make the most of it

Thomas Höfer, Germany
The Complexity of Immunology: Do T Cells throw dice?

Hans Westerhoff, The Netherlands
Systems Immunology: Making sense of the Yins and Yangs

Educational Session EDU.02 - The Utility of Theories in Immunology

In the complex science of immunology, theory has a powerful role in shaping hypotheses that dictate routes of experimental investigation, whose results shape our understanding of the immune system. This Educational Session will illustrate this by considering four contemporary theories that take into account processes, mechanisms and rules governing immune reactions.

Monday, September 3, 2018; 10:15-11:30; Room: Forum

Chairpersons: Adrian Hayday, United Kingdom & Hans Yssel, France

Adrian Hayday, United Kingdom
The Validation Theory in Immunology

Francesca Di Rosa, Italy
The "two-niche" theory of T cell memory

Eric Vivier, France & Thomas Pradeu, France
The Discontinuity Theory of Immunity

Gérard Eberl, France
The Equilibrium Model of Immunity

Educational Session EDU.03 - Immunology of extracellular vesicles

Extracellular vesicle research represents a rapidly growing field in biomedicine. This Educational Session focusing on extracellular vesicles will provide basic insight to the field, give a few guidelines how to address methodological challenges, highlight perspectives and give examples for experimentally confirmed roles of extracellular vesicles in immunity.

Monday, September 3, 2018; 13:15-14:30; Room: G104-105

Chairpersons: Marca Wauben, The Netherlands & Edit Buzas, Hungary

Edit Buzas, Hungary
Extracellular vesicles in acute and chronic inflammation

Rienk Nieuwland, The Netherlands
Isolation and detection of extracellular vesicles

Susanne Gabrielsson, Sweden
Extracellular vesicles in immunity


Do I need to register for the Educational Sessions?

All registered congress delegates can participant in all Educational Sessions for free. No seperate registration is required.