Macrophage Biology in the Single-Cell Era

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26 - 27 October 2017, Ghent, Belgium
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Macrophage Biology in the Single-Cell Era
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Macrophages were first identified by Elie Metchnikoff more than a century ago as cells essential for host defense. Despite the fact that macrophages are one of the oldest immune cells known to man, this field is currently undergoing a thrilling revival as recent technological advances have revealed the fascinating diversity of macrophages and their essential functions in tissue homeostasis, wound healing, morphogenesis, cancer and metabolism. Importantly, it is now clear that macrophages in inflamed tissues comprise distinct subsets that differ in cellular origin and functional specialization.

This complexity has forced researchers to develop new tools to study the role of these intriguing cells in health and disease. Technological advances now permit the transcriptomic profiling and precise tissue localization of macrophages at the single-cell level, but these advances also bring puzzling questions regarding the inter- and intracellular networks that control macrophage function.

To help meet these exciting challenges and to create a fruitful environment for future collaborations by stimulating scientific exchange and insightful discussions, this symposium will bring together leaders in the macrophage field as well as pioneers of novel single-cell technologies.

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Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation

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Confirmed speakers: 

Judi Allen

The University of Manchester, UK

Ana Domingos

The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, PT

Marco Prinz

Uni Freiburg, DE

Ido Amit

Weizmann Institute of Science, IL

Jeff Pollard

Edinburgh University, UK

Steffen Jung

Weizmann Institute of Science, IL

Florent Ginhoux

Agency for Science, Technology and Research, SG

Kodi Ravichandran

VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE

Frank Tacke

University Hospital Aachen, DE

Irina Udalova

University of Oxford, UK
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Day 1 - 26 October 2017

Thursday, 26 October, 2017
12:00 - 12:30
Shuttle from the Poel in Ghent to Technologie park Zwijnaarde
12:00 - 14:00
Registration
14:00 - 14:10
Welcome
Session 1
14:10 - 14:50
Myeloid cells in cancer: what do they mean?
Jeffrey W. Pollard
University of Edinburgh, UK
14:50 - 15:30
Taxanes elicit a non-cancer-cell autonomous pro-metastatic cascade through extracellular vesicles and monocytes
15:30 - 15:50
Macrophage heterogeneity and neuroimmune crosstalk in the gut
Simon Verheijden
KU Leuven, BE
15:50 - 16:10
Coffee break
Session 2
16:10 - 16:50
Transcriptional control of effector myeloid cells in inflammation
Irina Udalova
University of Oxford, UK
16:50 - 17:30
New insights on phagocyte homeostasis during efferocytosis
Kodi Ravichandran
VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE
17:30 - 17:50
Classical monocytes differentiate into dendritic cells and macrophages upon type I interferon instruction during murine cytomegalovirus infection
Elena Tomasello
Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, FR
17:50 - 20:00
Poster Session + Walking dinner
20:00
Shuttle from Technologiepark Zwijnaarde to the Poel in Ghent

Organizing Committee:

Martin Guilliams, VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE
Jo Van Ginderachter, VIB Center for Inflammation Research, BE

Day 2 - 27 October 2017

Friday, 27 October, 2017
08:00 - 08:30
Shuttle from the Poel in Ghent to Technologiepark Zwijnaarde
08:30 - 09:30
Light breakfast and coffee
Session 3
09:30 - 10:10
Tissue Guardians during Helminth Infection
Judi Allen
The University of Manchester, UK
10:10 - 10:50
Dendritic Cell and Macrophage Biology: from Development to Functions
Florent Ginhoux
Agency for Science, Technology and Research, SG
10:50 - 11:10
Transcriptional control of macrophage identity
Charlotte Scott
VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE
11:10 - 11:30
Coffee break
Session 4
11:30 - 12:10
Sympathetic Macrophages for Obesity
Ana Domingos
The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, PT
12:10 - 12:50
Origin and fate of myeloid cells in the brain
Marco Prinz
Uni Freiburg, DE
12:50 - 13:10
When the walls have crumbled: ontogeny and functions of brain macrophages during parasite neuroinvasion
Kiavash Movahedi
VIB Center for Inflammation Research, BE
13:10 - 14:10
Lunch (light bites)
Session 5
14:10 - 14:50
The power of ONE: Immunology in the age of single cell genomics
Ido Amit
Weizmann Institute of Science, IL
14:50 - 15:30
Macrophage heterogeneity in the liver: therapeutic implications for liver diseases
Frank Tacke
University Hospital Aachen, DE
15:30 - 15:50
Origin and Function of Lung Interstitial Macrophages
Thomas Marichal
University of Liege, BE
15:50 - 16:10
Coffee break
16:10 - 16:50
Macrophage Strategies in Gut and Brain
Steffen Jung
Weizmann Institute of Science, IL
17:00 - 17:15
Closing remarks
17:15 - 18:00
Final drinks
18:00
Shuttle from Technologiepark Zwijnaarde to the Poel in Ghent
18:30
Last bus to Ghent St-Pieter Train station

Organizing Committee:

Martin Guilliams, VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE
Jo Van Ginderachter, VIB Center for Inflammation Research, BE

Venue: 

VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research
UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM
Technologiepark 927 
9052 GENT
Belgium
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