3rd Ghent Gut Inflammation Group Meeting

Intestinal host-microbiota interactions controlling health and disease
13-14 June 2019, Ghent, Belgium
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3rd Ghent Gut Inflammation Group Meeting
Intestinal host-microbiota interactions controlling health and disease

    

The ‘Ghent Gut Inflammation Group’ represents a consortium of research labs at Ghent University studying diverse aspects of gastrointestinal biology during health and disease. Understanding how the complex interactions between the intestinal microbiota and host immune as well as stromal cells affect both intestinal and extra-intestinal health (e.g. in the brain and the joints) demands a multi-disciplinary approach. For taking on this challenge, the GGIG consortium connects expertise from 4 different UGent Faculties.

Biennially, GGIG organizes a symposium covering various aspects of intestinal biology in health and disease. The two-day symposium is specifically inviting junior scientists to present their recent work, to promote interaction and collaboration amongst young scientists, and to establish a vibrant network of young scientists studying intestinal mucosal immunology. Although the speakers are junior scientists, the symposium is open to scientists of all levels.

More information on GGIG and previous symposia on www.GGIG.be.

Information for poster submissions:

The format for your poster should be: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation

Confirmed speakers

David Hackam

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, US

Paula Roberti

Immunology and Immunotherapy Laboratory, INSERM U1015, Institut Gustave Roussy, FR

Julie McDonald

Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK

Markus Fulde

Institute of Microbiology and Epizootics, Freie Universitat Berlin, DE

Elizabeth Mann

Lydia Becker Inst of Immunology & Inflammation, Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflam Res, University of Manchester, UK

Hyun-Dong Chang

Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin, DE

Clemens Neufert

University Hospital Erlangen, DE

Ara Koh

University of Gothenburg & Sahlgrenska University Hospital, SE

Jonathan Swann

Imperial College London, UK

Michiel Vermeulen

Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Oncode Institute, Radboud University, NL

Jessica Forbester

Cardiff University, UK

Konrad Aden

Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel & University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Campus Kiel, DE

Paula Perez-Pardo

Division of Pharmacology Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, NL
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3rd Ghent Gut Inflammation Group Meeting

You can submit an abstract for a poster and/or oral presentation. You do not have to register before submitting your abstract. 

Abstract submission closing date
Tuesday, 30 April, 2019
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Day 1 - 13 June 2019

Thursday, 13 June, 2019
09:00 - 09:30
Registration & Coffee
09:30 - 12:00
Session 1: Intestinal host-microbe interactions in intestinal immunity
09:30 - 10:00
Early priming for life - Neonatal selection by Toll-like receptor 5 influences long-term gut microbiota composition
Markus Fulde
Institute of Microbiology and Epizootics, Freie Universitat Berlin, DE
Academic speaker
10:00 - 10:30
Specialisation of mucosal macrophages by the gut microbiota
Elizabeth Mann
Lydia Becker Inst of Immunology & Inflammation, Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflam Res, University of Manchester, UK
Academic speaker
10:30 - 11:00
IL-36R associated molecular mechanisms in colitis and intestinal fibrosis
Clemens Neufert
University Hospital Erlangen, DE
Academic speaker
11:00 - 11:30
Shaping of adaptive immunity by the intestinal microbiota
Hyun-Dong Chang
Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin, DE
Academic speaker
11:30 - 11:50
Intestinal IgA shows specific broad binding to phylogenetically non-related bacteria
Johanna Kabbert
Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, Institute of Molecular Medicine, DE
11:50 - 12:10
Edible monomeric IgA-like antibodies provide mucosal passive immunization against gastro-intestinal infection
Vikram Virdi
VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE
12:10 - 13:00
Lunch & Poster session
13:00 - 15:00
Session 2: Metabolome regulation of intestinal host-microbiota interactions
13:00 - 13:30
Mechanistic studies of the impact of microbially produced histidine-derived metabolites on insulin signalling
Ara Koh
University of Gothenburg & Sahlgrenska University Hospital, SE
Academic speaker
13:30 - 14:00
Treating Clostridioides difficile infection using microbial metabolites
Julie McDonald
Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK
Academic speaker
14:00 - 14:30
The enterohepatic circulation: a microbial-host communication network
Jonathan Swann
Imperial College London, UK
Academic speaker
14:30 - 15:00
Coffee break
15:00 - 16:20
Session 3: Intestinal host-microbiota interactions in infectious encounters
15:00 - 15:20
Nlrp3 inflammasome activation and Gasdermin D-driven pyroptosis are immunopathogenic upon gastrointestinal norovirus infection
Hanne Dubois
VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE
15:20 - 15:40
The epithelial Naip-Nlrc4 inflammasome controls systemic spread of Salmonella Typhimurium by restricting pathogen migration from the gut lumen
Annika Hausmann
ETH Zurich, CH
15:40 - 16:00
A20/TNFAIP3 in myeloid cells is critical for protective immunity against gastrointestinal helminths
Ioanna Petta
VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE
16:00 - 16:20
Early intestinal infection kinetics and immune responses to Toxoplasma gondii in pigs
Mizanur Rahman
Ghent University, BE
16:20 - 18:30
Networking reception

Organizing Committee:
Debby Laukens - Department of Gastroenterology, Ghent University, BE
Andy Wullaert - VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Ghent University, BE
Lars Vereecke - VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Rheumatology, Ghent University, BE

Day 2 - 14 June 2019

Friday, 14 June, 2019
08:30 - 09:00
Coffee
09:00 - 11:30
Session 4: Intestinal epithelial cell biology and organoid technologies
09:00 - 09:30
Investigating cell fate switches and plasticity in intestinal organoids using integrative omics approaches
Michiel Vermeulen
Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Oncode Institute, Radboud University, NL
Academic speaker
09:30 - 10:00
Interleukin-22 signalling in hiPSC-derived intestinal organoids
Jessica Forbester
Cardiff University, UK
Academic speaker
10:00 - 10:30
Divide et impera - the role of the intestinal epithelium in maintaining gut homeostasis
Konrad Aden
Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel & University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Campus Kiel, DE
Academic speaker
10:30 - 10:50
Beyond execution of apoptosis – Caspase-3 and 7 mediate differentiation in neonatal intestinal ex vivo cultures
Farzaneh Ghazavi
VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE
Academic speaker
10:50 - 11:10
Drug-bug crosstalk impacts compositional and functional features of in vitro gut microbial ecosystem
Emma Hernandez-Sanabria
Ghent University, BE
11:10 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 15:15
Session 5: Impact of intestinal host-microbe interactions on the brain and in cancer
11:30 - 12:45
A gut feeling about the brain: understanding and preventing the cognitive impairment of preterm infants with necrotizing enterocolitis
David Hackam
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, US
Keynote speaker
12:45 - 14:00
Lunch & Poster session
14:00 - 14:30
Ileal Apoptosis and Microbiome Shape the Immunosurveillance and Prognosis of Proximal Colon Cancer
Paula Roberti
Immunology and Immunotherapy Laboratory, INSERM U1015, Institut Gustave Roussy, FR
Academic speaker
14:30 - 15:00
Role of TLR4 in the gut-brain axis in Parkinson’s disease.
Paula Perez-Pardo
Division of Pharmacology Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, NL
15:00 - 15:20
Role of the inflammasome in the gut-microbiota-brain axis
Francesca Ronchi
University of Bern, CH
15:20 - 15:30
Closing remarks

Organizing Committee:
Debby Laukens - Department of Gastroenterology, Ghent University, BE
Andy Wullaert - VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Ghent University, BE
Lars Vereecke - VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Rheumatology, Ghent University, BE

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 03-06-2019 until 21-06-2019.
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 03-06-2019 until 21-06-2019.
Only registered attendees can download abstracts.

Venue

VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research
a VIB-UGent Department
'Fiers-Schell-Van Montagu' building
Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 71 (New number! Previously 927)
9052 Ghent (Zwijnaarde)

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Public transport

The national railway company of Belgium is called NMBS.

Trainstation
Gent St-Pieters railway station
Kon. Maria Hendrikaplein 1
9000 Ghent

Travel by plane

The main airport of Belgium is located in Zaventem.
More info: Brussels airport

An alternative is Charleroi airport, located 40 minutes to the south of Brussels.
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Ghent River Hotel​
Address: Waaistraat 5, 9000 Ghent
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Contacts
Lars Vereecke
+32 9 331 37 63