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Macrophage Biology in the Single-Cell Era

26-27 October 2017, Ghent, Belgium
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St.-Michiels bridge - Ghent
St.-Michiels bridge - Ghent
St. Michiels bridge - Ghent
St. Michiels bridge - Ghent
Gravensteen - Ghent
Gravensteen - Ghent
Lievekaai - Ghent
Lievekaai - Ghent
Cathedral view from Belfort - Ghent
Cathedral view from Belfort - Ghent
Poster session - Ghent
Poster session - Ghent
Poster session - Ghent
Poster session - Ghent
City pavilion - Ghent (Architects: Robbrecht & Daem / Marie-José Van Hee)
City pavilion - Ghent (Architects: Robbrecht & Daem / Marie-José Van Hee)
Macrophage Biology in the Single-Cell Era

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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Judi Allen
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Judi Allen

Judi Allen

Lydia Becker Institute for Immunology & Inflammation, The University of Manchester, UK

Program

Day 1 - 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?
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
15:50
16:10
Coffee break
Session 2
16:10
16:50
Transcriptional control of effector myeloid cells in inflammation
16:50
17:30
New insights on phagocyte homeostasis during efferocytosis
17:30
17:50
Classical monocytes differentiate into dendritic cells and macrophages upon type I interferon instruction during murine cytomegalovirus infection
Selected from abstracts
17:50
20:00
Poster Session + Walking dinner
20:00
Shuttle from Technologiepark Zwijnaarde to the Poel in Ghent

Day 2 - 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

Lydia Becker Institute for Immunology & Inflammation, The University of Manchester, UK
10:10
10:50
Dendritic Cell and Macrophage Biology: from Development to Functions
10:50
11:10
Transcriptional control of macrophage identity
Selected from abstracts
11:10
11:30
Coffee break
Session 4
11:30
12:10
Sympathetic Macrophages for Obesity

Ana Domingos

Dept. Physiology, Anatomy, Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
12:10
12:50
Origin and fate of myeloid cells in the brain
12:50
13:10
When the walls have crumbled: ontogeny and functions of brain macrophages during parasite neuroinvasion
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
14:50
15:30
Macrophage heterogeneity in the liver: therapeutic implications for liver diseases
15:30
15:50
Origin and Function of Lung Interstitial Macrophages
15:50
16:10
Coffee break
16:10
16:50
Macrophage Strategies in Gut and Brain
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

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Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 19-10-2017 until 06-11-2017
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 19-10-2017 until 06-11-2017
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.