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Thursday October 2nd

13:00 Registration, Poster set-up

13:00 EMDS Council Meeting

14:45 Opening remarks

15:00-18:20 Session I: Innate Immunity and innate immune defects

Chairpersons: Silvano Sozzani, Ulrike Schleicher

15:00- 15:35  Stephanie Boisson-Dupuis, France/USA
Genetic predisposition to mycobacterial diseases in human

15:35-16:10  Erik Peterson, USA
Autoimmunity gene Ptpn22 promotes innate anti-microbial responses

16:10-16:25 Victoria Saferding, Austria
The role of microRNA-146a in inflammatory Arthritis

Coffee break

16:55-17:30 Mihai G. Netea, The Netherlands
Trained Immunity: the adaptive memory characteristics of innate immunity

17:30-17:45 Florence Niedergang, France 
HIV-1 infection of macrophages impairs their functions of phagocytosis and activation using various viral factors

17:45-18:00 Vladmir Ryabov, Germany
Stabilin-1 is expressed on early stages of human breast cancer and  supports growth of mouse mammary adenocarcinoma

18:00-18:15 Presentation of bi-annual EMDS Prize


Florent Ginhoux
Dendritic cell and Macrophage ontogeny
Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN)
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)


18:15 Wine and Cheese party and poster viewing


Friday, October 3rd

9:00-11:450 Session II: Immune Intervention

Chairpersons: Sylvia Knapp, Georg Stingl

9:00-9:35   Jolanda deVries, The Netherlands
Human blood BDCA1+ CD14+ cells: immune suppressors with dendritic cell features

9:35-10:10 Antonio Celada, Spain
Macrophages and inflammation: can we modify the scenario?

10:10-10:25 Elisabeth Zinser, Germany
Soluble CD83 induces IDO-mediated immune modulation, increases Foxp3+ T cells and inhibits transplant rejection

Coffee break

10:55-11:30 Günter Weiss, Austria
Linkage of iron homeostasis to immune control of infections.

11:30-11:45 Gijs Kooij, The Netherlands
Worms to the rescue: Immunomodulation by Trichuris suis & implications for Multiple Sclerosis

11:45-12:55 Session III: Autophagy and Immunity

Chairperson: Hannes Stockinger

11:45-12:20 N. Tony Eissa, USA
Autophagy in Innate Immunity

12:20-12:55 Christian Münz, Switzerland
Autophagy proteins in MHC restricted antigen presentation

13:00 Lunch and poster viewing

14:30-16:15 Session IV: Origin, Ontogeny and function of macrophages and dendritic cells

Chairperson: Löms Ziegler-Heitbrock

14:30-15:05 Markus Feurer
Origin of monocytes and macrophages in a committed progenitor

15:05-15:40 Manfred Kopf
Tissue specific and cell intrinsic signals driving the development of alveolar macrophages

15:40-16:15 Allan Mowat
Development and functions of intestinal macrophages and dendritic cells

Coffee break

16:45 -18:05 Session V: Transcriptional networks

Chairpersons: Pavel Kovarik, Michael Rehli

16:45-17:20  Joachim L. Schultze
Transcriptional Programming of Macrophages: On the way to systems immunology

17:20-17:35  Subhra K. Biswas, Singapore
Transcriptional and molecular characterization of monocyte-macrophage reveals their tumor promoting role in human Renal Cell Carcinoma.

17:35-17:50  Franz Kratochvil, USA
Inflammatory signaling blocks M2 associated phenotype in tumor associated macrophages.

17:50-18:05 Ilka Knippertz
Transcriptional regulation of the human CD83 gene in dendritic cells and lymphocytes

18:05-19:30 EMDS Business Meeting

20:00 Dinner at city hall


Saturday, October 4th

9:00-11:45 Session VI: Signal transduction

Chairpersons: Manuela Baccarini, Amaya Puig Kroger

9:00-9:35 Lena Alexopoulou, France
Endosomal TLR interplay and its relevance to autoimmunity

9:35-10:10  Eicke Latz, Germany
Extracellular functions of inflammasomes

10:10-10:25 Kate Schroder, Australia
The neutrophil NLRC4 inflammasome selectively promotes IL-1ß maturation without pyroptosis during acute Salmonella challenge

Coffee break

10:55-11:30 Carlos Ardavin, Spain
Modulation of defense against Candida albicans infection by type I interferon.

11:30-11:45 Natasa Kopitar Jerala, Slovenia
Mechanisms of caspase 11 upregulation in stefin B (cystatin B ) deficent mice. 

11:45-12:50 Session VII: Local immunity

Chairperson: Wilfried Ellmeier

11:45-12:00 Sancho David, Spain
Cross-presenting dendritic cells are crucial for the generation of resident memory CD8+ T cells.

12:00-12:15 Elisabeth Glitzner, Austria
Specific roles for dendritic cell subsets during initiation and progression of psoriasis

12:15-12:50 Percy Knolle, Germany
Liver immunity in protection against virus infection

12:50 Closing remarks

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