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Symposia

Symposium S.A.01 - Myeloid lineage specification

Monday, September 3, 2018; 08:30-09:45

Chairpersons: William Agace, Denmark & Ed Lavelle, Ireland

Muzlifah Haniffa, United Kingdom
Consequences of antigen presenting cell networks in the skin

Ido Amit, Israel
The power of ONE: Immunology in the the age of single cell genomics

Martin Guilliams, Belgium
The macrophage niche: in search of the tissue-specific signals controlling macrophage development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.A.02 - Immune development and aging from the cradle to the grave

Monday, September 3, 2018; 14:45-16:00

Chairpersons: Nuno Alves, Portugal & Ricardo Pujol-Borrel, Spain

Hans Reimer Rodewald, Germany
Dissecting blood and immune cell lineages by endogenous barcoding

Kai Kisand, Estonia
Central tolerance - implications from monogenic autoimmunity

Arne Akbar, United Kingdom
Strategies for enhancing human immunity during ageing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.A.03 - Immunomonitoring and biomarkers

Monday, September 3, 2018; 16:30-17:45

Chairpersons: Christine Falk, Germany & Barbaros Oral, Turkey

Peter Openshaw, United Kingdom
Protective vaccination against respiratory viruses

Marianne van Hage, Sweden
Biomarkers for allergen-specific immunotherapy

Tomas Kalina, Czech Republic
Cytometry, immunmonitoring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.A.04 - Germinal centers and B cell differentiation

Tuesday, September 4, 2018; 08:30-09:45

Chairpersons: Marieke van Ham, The Netherlands & Jürgen Wienands, Germany

Robert Brink, Australia
Germinal centers under the lens; control of B cell differentiation by antigen
and follicular Thelper cells

Karin Tarte, France
Microenvironment in B-cell lymphomas: friend or foe?

Theo Rispens, The Netherlands
IgG4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.A.05 - Initiation of immune responses

Tuesday, September 4, 2018; 14:45-16:00

Chairpersons: Anna Erdei, Hungary & Alexandra Tsirogianni, Greece

Greta Guarda, Switzerland
Regulation of cytotoxic responses

Theo Geijtenbeek, The Netherlands
Dendritic cells in HIV-1 sensing and restriction

Marina Botto, United Kingdom
The role of Complement in Tolerance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.A.06 - Lessons learned from the genetic defects

Tuesday, September 4, 2018; 16:30-17:45

Chairpersons: Günnur Deniz, Turkey & Hilary Longhurst, United Kingdom

Ahmet Ozen, Turkey
Early onset protein losing enteropathy and thrombosis in inherited CD55 deficiency

Anne Puel, France
Primary immunodeficiances

Kaan Boztug, Austria
Novel Monogenic Causes of Immune Dysregulation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(c) MedUni Vienna/Matern

 

Symposium S.B.01 - Tumor vaccination principles and immuno therapy

Monday, September 3, 2018; 08:30-09:45

Chairpersons: Silke Appel, Norway & Blanka Rihova, Czech Republic

Johanna Olweus, Norway
Donor-derived T-cell receptors in cancer immunotherapy

Eric Vivier, France
Next generation Immunotherapies

tbc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.B.02 - Environmental regulation anti-tumor responses

Monday, September 3, 2018; 16:30-17:45

Chairpersons: Ignacio Melero, Spain & Vito Pistoia, Italy

Vincenzo Bronte, Italy
"Flipping" over monocytes into immune regulatory cells

Angel Porgador, Israel
Splice variant-based immune checkpoints for NK in the cancer microenvironment

Karin de Visser, The Netherlands
Dissecting immune complexity of metastatic breast cancer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.B.03 - The Yin and Yang of T-cell regulation

Tuesday, September 4, 2018; 08:30-09:45

Chairpersons: Friederike Berberich-Siebelt, Germany & Hans Yssel, France

Alexander Scheffold, Germany
Antigen-specific regulatory T cells in human immunity

Jannie Borst, The Netherlands
How help for the CTL response generates robust antitumor immunity

Lucy Walker, United Kingdom
Maintaining T cell tolerance via the CTLA-4 pathway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.B.04 - T cell activation and exhaustion

Wednesday, September 5, 2018; 12:00-13:15

Chairpersons: Michael Lohoff, Germany & Shohreh Issazadeh-Navikas, Denmark

Ton Schumacher, The Netherlands
T cell heterogeneity in human cancer

Sven Kracker, France
Immunodeficiencies associated with increased T cell senescence

Dietmar Zehn, Germany
Maintenance of “exhausted” T cells in chronic infection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.C.01 - Maintenance and local regulation of tissue specific immunity

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

Chairpersons: Muzlifa Haniffa, United Kingdom & Percy Knolle, Germany

Tobias Bopp, Germany
Context- and Mucosa-specific Regulation of Immunity and Tolerance by Regulatory T Cells

David Masopust, United States
Functions of Resident Memory T Cells

Francesca Granucci, Italy
Activation of Ca2+ regulated pathways downstream of Pattern Recognition Receptors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.C.02 - Immune signalling and therapy in autoimmunity

Monday, September 3, 2018; 14:45-16:00

Chairpersons: Ed Geissler, Germany & Güher Saruhan-Direskeneli, Turkey

Trevor Owens, Denmark
Myeloid and glial cells collaborate to regulate neuroinflammation

Attila Mocsai, Hungary
Intracellular signaling during autoimmune inflammation

David Wraith, United Kingdom
How to modulate TCR signalling for peptide therapy in autoimmunity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.C.03 - Transplantation

Tuesday, September 4, 2018; 14:45-16:00

Chairpersons: David Wraith, United Kingdom & Oliver Papst, Germany

Piotr Trzonkowski, Poland
Treating autoimmune diseases with T regulatory cells – first clinical data

Mette Hazenberg, The Netherlands
Innate lymphoid cells and microbioma in GvHD

Chiara Bonini, Italy
Transplantation, T cell engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.C.04 - Manipulation of tolerance

Tuesday, September 4, 2018; 16:30-17:45

Chairpersons: Anja ten Brinke, The Netherlands & Anna Sediva, Czech Republic

Silvia Gregori, Italy
Engineered Dendritic Cells to re-establish Antigen-Specific Tolerance in T-cell Mediated Diseases

Benoit Salomon, France
The role of cell metabolism in Treg biology and function

Eva Martínez Caceres, Spain
Tolerogenic dendritic cells as therapeutic strategy to induce tolerance in MS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.C.05 - Allergy, asthma and therapy

Wednesday, September 5, 2018; 08:30-09:45

Chairpersons: Clare Lloyd, United Kingdom & Rudolf Valenta, Austria

Bart Lambrecht, Belgium
Spontaneous protein crystallization in asthma: A new pathway for intervention

Jürgen Wienands, Germany
Isotype-specific regulation of BCR signal transduction

Winfried Pickl, Austria
Genetic restriction of antigen-presentation dictates allergic sensitization and disease in humanized mice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.C.06 - Innate control of inflammation and tissue repair

Wednesday, September 4, 2018; 13:45-15:00

Chairpersons: Vèronique Witko-Sarsat, France & Zsolt Szepfalusi, Austria

Alberto Mantovani, Italy
The yin yang of phagocyte regulation and inflammatory cytokines

Hans-Uwe Simon, Switzerland
Extracellular DNA traps: Neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils

Pablo Pelegrin Vivancos, Spain
Mitochondrial failure in monocytes immunocompromise the NLRP3 inflammasome in human sepsis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.D.01 - Microbiome, metabolites and the immune system

Monday, September 3, 2018; 14:45-16:00

Chairpersons: Gerd Bouma, The Netherlands & Arno Hänninen, Finland

Kevin Maloy, United Kingdom
Autophagy regulates chronic intestinal inflammation at several levels

Oliver Pabst, Germany
Antibody responses to the intestinal microbiota

Janneke Samsom, The Netherlands
Regulating intestinal immune responses to luminal antigens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.D.02 - Innate lymphoid cells - a topic of debate

Monday, September 3, 2018; 16:30-17:45

Chairpersons: Andreas Diefenbach, Germany & Adrian Hayday, United Kingdom

Dan Davis, United Kingdom
Using super-resolution microscopy to watch immune cells kill

James di Santo and Chiara Romagnani, France/Germany (Pro & Con lecture)
Human Innate Lymphoid cells

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.D.03 - Novel approaches to vaccinology

Tuesday, September 4, 2018; 14:45-16:00

Chairpersons: Africa Gonzàlez-Fernàndez, Spain & Peter Openshaw, United Kingdom

Sarah Gilbert, United Kingdom
Viral vaccine delivery systems

Florian Klein, Germany
Broadly neutralizing antibodies targeting HIV-1

Antonio Lanzavecchia, Switzerland
Therapeutic monoclonal antibodies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.D.04 - Exploiting host pathogen interaction

Wednesday, September 5, 2018; 12:00-13:15

Chairpersons: Jaap van Dissel, The Netherlands & Gary Entrican, United Kingdom

David Holden, United Kingdom
Immune suppression by Salmonella

Nikos Papadopoulous, Greece
Immune deviations in virus-induced asthma

Kathy McCoy, Canada
Microbial regulation of innate immunity and homeostasis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.E.01 - Visualizing immune responses

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

Chairpersons: Burkhard Ludewig, Switzerland & Reina Mebius, The Netherlands

Gillian Griffith, United Kingdom
Cancer assassins:  the secrets of serial killers

Henrique Veiga Fernandez, Portugal
Innate lymphoid cells and the second brain

Matteo Iannacone, Italy
In vivo imaging of antiviral immune responses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.E.02 - How to handle big data and can we do this?

Tuesday, September 4, 2018; 16:30-17:45

Chairpersons: Leonie Taams, United Kingdom & Thomas Kamradt, Germany

Jacques Neefjes, The Netherlands
Does big data-mining help in understanding MHC class II antigen presentation?

Joachim Schultze and Rolf Zinkernagel, Germany/Switzerland (Pro & Con session)
How to make sense out of big data in immunology: The single cell genomics revolution as an example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.E.03 - From single cells to population dynamics

Wednesday, September 5, 2018; 08:30-09:45

Chairpersons: Frits Koning, The Netherlands & Valentina Proserpio, Italy

Jenny Mjösberg, Sweden
Human innate lymphoid cells in health and disease

Dirk Busch, Germany
Characterization of T cell responses by single cell in vivo fate mapping

Birgit Sawitzki, Germany
Standardized multi-parametric immune profiling to predict outcome of inflammatory diseases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium S.E.04 - Cell communication and signaling in the immune system

Wednesday, September 5, 2018; 13:45-15:00

Chairpersons: Francisco Sanchez-Madrid, Spain & Odmund Bakke, Norway

Clotilde Thery, France
Common and distinct Immune functions of exosomes and other extracellular vesicles

Michael Dustin, United Kingdom
Flexibility in immune synapse compartmentalisation changes set point for T cell responses

Tim Sparwasser, Germany
Influencing immune cell activation and differentiation by microbe-associated immunomodulatory metabolites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of confirmed symposia speakers

TRACK A - IMMUNE DEVELOPMENT AND DIFFERENTIATION 

 

Arne AKBAR, United Kingdom

Ido AMIT, Israel
Marina BOTTO, United Kingdom

Kaan BOZTUG, Austria

Robert BRINK, Australia

Theo GEIJTENBEEK, The Netherlands

Greta GUARDA, Switzerland

Martin GUILLIAMS, Belgium
Muzlifah HANIFFA, United Kingdom

Tomas KALINA, Czech Republic

Kai KISAND, Estonia

Ahmet OZEN, Turkey

Peter OPENSHAW, United Kingdom
Anne PUEL, France

Theo RISPENS, The Netherlands

Hans Reimer RODEWALD, Germany

Karin TARTE, France

Marianne VAN HAGE, Sweden

 

TRACK B – TUMOR IMMUNOLOGY AND THERAPY

Jannie BORST, The Netherlands
Vincenzo BRONTE, Italy

Karin DE VISSER, The Netherlands

Sven KRACKER, France

Johanna OLWEUS, Norway

Angel PORGADOR, Israel

Alexander SCHEFFOLD, Germany

Ton SCHUMACHER, The Netherlands

Eric VIVIER, France
Lucy WALKER, United Kingdom

Dietmar ZEHN, Germany

 

TRACK C – AUTOIMMUNITY, ALLERGY AND TRANSPLATATION

Chiara BONINI, Italy
Tobias BOPP, Germany
Francesca GRANUCCI, Italy
Silvia GREGORI, Italy
Mette HAZENBERG, The Netherlands
Bart LAMBRECHT, Belgium
Alberto MANTOVANI, Italy
Eva MARTÌNEZ CÀCERES, Spain
David MASOPUST, United States
Attila MOCSAI, Hungary
Trevor OWENS, Denmark
Pablo PELEGRIN VIVANCOS, Spain
Winfried PICKL, Austria
Benoit SALOMON, France
Hans Uwe SIMON, Switzerland
Piotr TRZONKOWSKI, Poland
Jürgen WIENANDS, Germany
David WRAITH, United Kingdom

TRACK D – INFECTIONS AND MICROBIAL IMMUNE REGULATION

Dan DAVIS, United Kingdom
James DI SANTO, France
Sarah GILBERT, United Kingdom
David HOLDEN, United Kingdom
Florian KLEIN, Germany
Antonio LANZAVECCHIA, Switzerland
Kevin MALOY, United Kingdom
Kathy MACCOY, Canada
Oliver PABST, Germany
Nikos PAPADOOPOULOUS, Greece
Chiara ROMAGNANI, Italy
Janneke SAMSOM, The Netherlands

TRACK E – IMMUNOMICS – TECHNICAL ADVANCES AND BIG DATA

Dirk BUSCH, Germany
Michael J. DUSTIN, United Kingdom
Gillian GRIFFITH, United Kingdom
Matteo IANNACONE, Italy
Jenny MJÖSBERG, Sweden
Jacques NEEFJES, The Netherlands
Birgit SAWITZKI, Germany
Joachim SCHULTZE, Germany
Tim SPARWASSER, Germany
Clothilde THERY, France
Henrique VEIGA FERNANDEZ, Portugal
Rolf ZINKERNAGEL, Switzerland