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ER Stress, Autophagy & Immune System

26-27 January 2017, Bruges, Belgium
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ER Stress, Autophagy & Immune System

ER stress and autophagy are evolutionary conserved cellular pathways that play important roles in our defense against proteotoxic stress and infections. They are likely to be major pathways in the pathogenesis of multiple inflammatory and immunological diseases, and could be exploited for new therapeutic interventions. The goal of this conference on ‘ER stress, autophagy & immune system’, is to bring together world leaders in this field of research and have them present their latest advances and discoveries. Junior researchers are encouraged to submit an abstract of their research as a number of abstracts will be selected to give a short talk during one of the plenary sessions.

In addition to a great scientific program, there will be many opportunities to interact with the speakers and participants during the breaks, poster sessions and conference dinner.

The meeting is held in the Old St.-John’s Hospital, one of the oldest hospitals in Europe, in the center of picturesque Bruges.

Meet the Expert session with: Dr. Beth Levine - HHMI & Texas Southwestern Medical Center, US

We offer all junior researchers the opportunity to join our ‘Meet the Expert' session with Dr. Beth Levine. During an informal round table discussion on the 27th of January, PhD students and postdocs will have the exclusive opportunity to ask any question/advise related to their research and careers. If you are interested in joining the session, then send an e-mail to conferences@vib.be. Seating is limited.

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Program

Day 1 - Thursday, 26 January, 2017

08:45
09:10
Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:10
09:15
Welcome
Session 1: Protein folding homeostasis
09:15
10:15
Protein folding homeostasis in the ER

David Ron

Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK
Keynote speaker
10:15
10:50
Strategies to survive protein quality control failure and prevent neurodegenerative diseases
10:50
11:20
Coffee break
11:20
11:55
Protein folding and stress in the ER
11:55
12:30
Regulation of ER quality control
12:30
12:45
Viral control of autophagy to reprogram the host cell secretome
12:45
12:50
Amnis capabilities for Immunological research

Erwin Swart

Cellular Analysis Specialist at Merck Millipore, NL
Sponsored talk
12:50
13:30
Lunch
13:30
14:15
Poster Session - odd numbers
Session 2: The UPR in inflammatory diseases
14:15
14:50
Mitochondrial Control of Inflammation
14:50
15:25
Fruitfly as a tool to uncover the mechanisms of ER stress response in human disease models
15:25
15:40
Activation of UPR transducer ATF6α and increases in PDIA3 is required for influenza A virus (IAV) propagation and development of lung immunopathology
15:40
16:10
Coffee break
16:10
16:45
The role of the IRE1alpha/XBP1-branch in dendritic cells
16:45
17:20
Endoplasmic reticulum stress for immunotherapy against cancer; from translational medicine to molecular mediators
17:20
17:55
Immune Mechanisms of Intestinal Injury Derived from ER stress in the Intestinal Epithelium
18:00
19:00
Reception
19:30
22:30
Conference Dinner

Day 2 - Friday, 27 January, 2017

08:45
09:15
Welcome Coffee
Session 3: Autophagy in physiology and pathology
09:15
10:15
Mitophagy and Links to Immunity
Keynote speaker
10:15
10:50
The key intersections of autophagy and immunity
10:50
11:20
Coffee Break
11:55
12:30
Title to be announced
12:30
12:45
The ubiquitin-ligase Smurf1 functions in selective autophagy of M. tuberculosis and anti-tuberculous host defense
Selected from abstracts
12:45
12:50
Tools & techniques to study autophagy using fluorescence microscopy
Sponsored talk
12:50
13:30
Lunch
13:30
14:15
Poster Session - even numbers
Session 4: Host defense, ER stress and autophagy
14:15
14:50
Stress-induced ER-phagy and the type-1 interferon response
14:50
15:25
Innate immune sensing of ER stress via NOD1/NOD2
15:25
15:40
The p110δ PI3K isoform is a signalling component of NOD2-mediated gastrointestinal immunity and inflammation

Esra Aksoy

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University, US
Selected from abstracts
15:40
16:10
Coffee Break
16:10
16:45
ER stress in diabetes: Beta cell fragility
17:20
17:55
Non-canonical roles of autophagy proteins in endocytosis and exocytosis during infection
17:55
18:10
Closing Remarks

Organizing committee

Hamida Hammad

VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE

Sophie Janssens

VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE

Geert Van Loo

VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE

Adrian Liston

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE

Mark Veugelers

Senior Science Policy Manager, VIB, BE

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 19-01-2017 until 06-02-2017
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 19-01-2017 until 06-02-2017
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.