The Erasmus Immunology Seminars

SEMINARS 2019
10th January Thursday 16.00hrsDirk Busch
Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Hygiene, Technishe Universität München
Title: Adoptive T cell therapy of infections upon allogeneic stem cell transplantation
(contact Peter Katsikis)
17th January Thursday 16.00hrsEric Eldering
Experimental Immunology, Amsterdam UMC (AUMC)
Title: Bcl-2 members in normal and malignant B cells: targets for therapy and the road to resistance
(contact Ton Langerak)
21th January Monday 12.00hrsMartin Turner
Brabraham Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Title: RNA binding proteins regulating lymphocyte development and activation
(contact Peter Katsikis)
7th February Thursday 16.00hrsBenoit Stijlemans
Myeloid Cell Immunology Lab, VIB Center for Inflammation Research, Brussels, Belgium
Title: MIF and IL-10: Yin and Yang key players during animal African trypanosomiasis-associated pathogenicity
(contact Pieter Leenen)
14th February Thursday 16.00hrsRick Koup
Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, USA
Title: Manipulating HIV neutralizing antibodies to improve antiviral activity
(contact Peter Katsikis)
7th March Thursday 16.00hrsRob de Boer
University Utrecht
Title: Interpreting immune repertoire data by mathematical modeling
(contact: Martijn Kolijn)
16th April Tuesday 12.00hrsMarie Wahren
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Title: Neonatal lupus – how maternal autoimmunity influences fetal heath
(contact Marjan Versnel)
2nd May Thursday 16.00hrsMichael Basler
University of Konstanz
Title: The immunoproteasome – a novel target in autoimmunity and transplantation
(contact Christopher Schliehe)
9th May Thursday 16.00hrsRamon Klein Geltink
Max Planck, Freiburg
Title: Are you always what you eat? The links between T cell metabolism and function
(contact: Ton Langerak)
4th July Thursday 16.00hrsAlice Sijts
University Utrecht
Title: Cutting and pasting in the immunoproteome of infected cells
(contact Christopher Schliehe)
8th July Monday 12.00hrsMeinrad Busslinger
Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria
Title: Control of B cell development, function and leukemia by the transcription factor Pax5
(contact Fabian Kaiser)
11th July Thursday 16.00hrsKees Murre
UC San Diego, Division of biological sciences, California, USA
Title: The role of non-coding transcription and gelation in orchestrating immune cell fate
(contact Stefan)
12th September Thursday 16.00hrsJurjen Tel
Eindhoven University of Technology, Institute of Complex Molecular Sytems, the Netherlands
Title: “From heterogeneity and decoding cellular interactions to improved immunotherapy”
(contact Marjan Versnel)
10th October
Thursday
16.00hrs
 
Joost Smolders
head of the MS Center ErasMS and the Neuroimmunology Brain (NIB) Research Group in the Department of Immunology. Easmus MC, the Netherlands
Title: “CD8+ tissue resident memory T cells in advanced multiple sclerosis
(contact Peter Katsikis)
9th October
Wednesday
11.00hrs
 
Anne Puel
French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), Paris, France
Title: “Inborn errors of immunity leading to fungal diseases
(contact Martin van Hagen)
16th October
Wednesday
13.00hrs
 
Falk Nimmerjahn
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Department of Biology, Division of Genetics
Title: “Organ specific pathways of IgG activity
(contact Martin van Hagen)
28th October
Monday
16.00hrs
 
Marc Seifert
Principal Investigator, Immunology and Lymphomagenesis, Institute of Cell Biology (Cancer Research), University Hospital EssenTitle: Distinct developmental and functional features of the infant human B cell system and their implication on CLL pathogenesis
(contact Rudi Hendriks)
31st October
Thursday
16.00hrs
Evangelos Andreakos
Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens, Greece
Title: “The emerging biology of lambda interferons in the respiratory tract
(contact Peter Katsikis)
 
21st November
Thursday
16.00hrs
 Jan Rehwinkel
MRC Human Immunology Unit, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
Title: Sensing and Restricting: Innate Immune Control of Virus Infection
(contact Marjan Versnel)
SEMINARS 2018
19th January Friday
16.00 hrs
Inge Verbrugge
NKI, Amsterdam
Title: Mechanisms underlying combined local and systemic responses to radio-immunotherapy
(contact Peter Katsikis)
25th Jan Thursday 16.00hrsPeter van Veelen
Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC), The Netherlands
Title: HLA-peptidomics, fundamentals and applications.
(contact Stefan Erkeland)
1st Feb Thursday
16.00 hrs
Clemens Löwik
Erasmus MC, Dept. Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, The Netherlands
Title: New tools for whole body optical imaging: imaging tumors and their immune microenvironment.
(contact Pieter Leenen)
8th Feb Thursday
16.00 hrs
Jim di Santo
Institut Pasteur, Innate Immunity Unit, Paris, France
Title: Developmental and Functional Plasticity of Human Innate Lymphoid Cells
(contact Rudi Hendriks)
15th Feb Thursday
12.00 hrs
Lucile Capuron
French National Institute for Agricultural Research, France
Title: Role of Inflammation in Neuropsychiatric Research Domains
(contact Marjan Versnel)
22th Feb Thursday
16.00 hrs
Anke van den Berg
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Title: The role of MYC-regulated noncoding RNAs in B cell lymphoma.
(contact Stefan Erkeland)
29th March Thursday
16.00 hrs
Lukas Flatz
Institute of Immunobiology in Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland
Title: Autoimmune toxicity of checkpoint inhibitors reveals cancer antigens
(contact Christopher Schliehe)
6th April Friday
16.00 hrs
Dietmar Zehn
School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Technical University Munich, Germany
Title: Subsets and T cell differentiation in chronic LCMV infection
(contact Peter Katsikis)
19th April Thursday
16.00 hrs
Jonas Kuiper
Laboratory of Translational Immunology, dept. of Ophthalmology, University Medical Centre Utrecht
Title: A multi-omics exploration of inflammatory eye disease
(contact Wim Dik)
26th April Thursday
16.00 hrs
Meri Alberich-Jorda
Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR, Czech Republic
Title: Transcriptional regulation by C/EBPs during myeloid differentiation
(contact Stefan Erkeland)
17th May Thursday
16.00 hrs
Suzan Rooijakkers
Medical Microbiology University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
Title: Exploiting the human immune system for antibacterial therapies
(contact Christopher Schliehe)
24th May Thursday
16.00 hrs
Angelika Riemer
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
Title: A mass spectrometry approach for epitope identification on the target cell – applied for therapeutic HPV vaccine design
(contact Christopher Schliehe)
28th June Thursday
16.00 hrs
Adrian Liston
University of Leuven and the VIB, Belgium
Title: Systems immunology, in health and disease
(contact Peter Katsikis)
2nd July Monday
12.00 hrs
Derk Amsen
Sanquin, Amsterdam
Title: Using the mass spectrometer to understand regulatory T cell identity
(contact Peter Katsikis)
4th July Wednesday
10.00 hrs
Immunology Mini symposium
Erasmus MC, Immunology
Title: Connecting B cell Differentiation Pathways and Antibody Deficiencies
(contact Marjolein Wentink and Mirjam van der Burg)
9th July Monday 12.00hrsKoen Schepers
LUMC, Leiden
Title: A Mesenchymal stromal cell-centric view of the immune system
(contact Martin van Hagen)
12th July Thursday 16.00hrsStephen Schoenberger
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, UCSD Moores Cancer Center, San Diego Center for Precision Immunotherapy
Title: An integrated multi-component platform for the identification and therapeutic targeting of personalized and shared neoantigens in cancer
(contact Peter Katsikis)
31st August Friday
16.00 hrs
Linda M. Bradley
Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Center, NCI Designated Cancer Center, Sanford Burnham Prebys
Medical Discovery Institute, California, USA
Title: PSGL-1: A Checkpoint Regulator of Effector, Memory and Exhausted T cells
(contact Peter Katsikis)
27th Sept Thursday
16.00 hrs
Reuven Agami
The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI)
Title: Functional genetic screens of regulatory DNA elements
(contact Stefan Erkeland)
8th November Thursday 16.00hrsMario Roederer
Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA
Title: TB Vaccine Development: Can Monkeys Teach us a New Trick?
(contact Peter Katsikis)
15th November Thursday
16.00 hrs
Silvano Sozzani
University of Brescia, Italy
Title: Multiple functions of plasmocytoid dendritic cells in autoimmunity
(contact Marjan Versnel)
21th November
Wednesday

16.00hrs
Ken Ishii
Center for Vaccine and Adjuvant Research (CVAR), National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition (NIBIOHN), Osaka, Japan. Lab. Vaccine Science, Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC), Osaka University
Title: Nucleic acids as a vaccine adjuvant and potential immunotherapeutic agent
(contact Peter Katsikis)
6th December Thursday
16.00 hrs
Monika Wolkers
Sanquin, Amsterdam
Title: T cell responses in infection and cancer: how post-transcriptional regulation defines immune responses
(contact Rudi Hendriks)
SEMINARS 2017
23rd January Monday 12.00hrsEli Rothenberg
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Perlmutter Cancer Center, New York University School of Medicine, New York
Title: Mechanism and Fidelity of Human Nonhomologous End–Joining
(contact Mirjam van der Burg)
1st February Wednesday 16.00hrsTimothy Radstake
Professor of Translational Immunology within the depts. Of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands
Title: A Systems Medicine approach to understand, re-classify and treat chronic inflammatory diseases in a personalized way
(contact Marjan Versnel)
8th February Wednesday 16.00hrsIngrid Dijkgraaf
Department of Biochemistry, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Title: Design, synthesis and evaluation of molecular imaging agents: chemokines and chemokine-binding proteins
(contact Hemmo Drexhage)
26th April Wednesday 16.00hrsRamon Arens
Department Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
Title: Understanding T cell costimulation in immunotherapy
(contact Peter Katsikis)
3rd May Wednesday 16.00hrsDmitri A Kazmin
Senior Bioinformatics Analyst, Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
Title: Diverse paths to protective vaccine immunity
(contact Peter Katsikis)
5th July Wednesday 12.00hrsTobias Bopp
Institute for Immunology, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg- University Mainz, Germany
Title: Molecular Mechanisms underlying Context- and Tissue-specific Regulation of Immunity and Tolerance by Regulatory T cells
(contact: Peter Katsikis)
13th July Thursday 12.00hrsEsteban Ballestar
Chromatin and Disease Group, Leader, Cancer Epigenetics and Biology Programme (PEBC), Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Barcelona, Spain
Title: Targeting Epigenetic Changes in Immune Cells: Implications in Disease
(contact Peter Katsikis)
19th July Wednesday 12.00hrsUttiya Basu
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York
Title: Noncoding RNA regulation in B cell immunity and Cancer
(contact Peter Katsikis)
13th September Wednesday 16.00hrsTerry J. Smith
Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Michigan, USA
Title: From bench to bedside: translation of a cell-biological concept to the patient with Graves’ disease
(contact: Wim Dik)
27th September Wednesday 16.00hrsMark S. Anderson
Professor University of California, San Francisco, Director, UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program, UCSF Diabetes Center, San Francisco, USA
Title: Control of immune tolerance by Aire-expressing cells
(contact Peter Katsikis)
3rd October Tuesday 12.00hrsQiang Pan-Hammarström
Division of Clinical Immunology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet
Title: Genome instability and B cell lymphoma genesis
(contact Mirjam van der Burg)
4th October Wednesday 16.00hrsVassili Soumelis
Dept. of Immunology, Institut Curie, Paris
Title: Human dendritic cell and T helper cell diversity in inflammatory conditions: mechanisms and physiopathological implications
(contact Peter Katsikis)
16th November Thursday 12.00hrsChristos A. Ouzounis
Director of Research at CPERI-CERTH (Greece)
Title: Developing computational biology – from comparative genomics to systems biomedicine
(contact Peter Katsikis)
22nd November Wednesday 16.00hrsAlexa K. Klettner
Experimental Retinology, University of Kiel, University Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Kiel, Germany
Title: The retinal pigment epithelium and Fc-containing therapeutics – uptake, transport and function
(contact Wim Dik)
SEMINARS 2016
20th January Wednesday 12.00hrsJohn F. Cryan
Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Title: A Gut Feeling about the Brain: The Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis in Health & Disease Across the Lifespan
(contact Hemmo Drexhage)
24th February Wednesday 12.00hrsMonika Wolkers
Sanquin, dept. of Hematopoiesis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Title: T cells keep control: how transcriptional and post-transcriptional events govern cytokine production in effector and memory T cells
(contact Peter Katsikis)
2nd March Wednesday 12.00hrsMarta Rizzi
Department of Rheumatology and Center for Chronic Immunodeficiency University Medical Center Freiburg
Title: Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome (ALPS) and B lymphocytes: a FAScinating story
(contact Mirjam van der Burg)
7th March Monday 12.00hrsDouglas A. Drevets
Infectious Diseases,University of Oklahoma HSC and the VAMC Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Title: Expression and function of miRNA-155 in the brain during L. monocytogenes infection of mice
(contact Mirjam van der Burg)
16th March Wednesday 12.00hrsSamuel Chiang
Center for Hematology and Regenerative Medicine (HERM) Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge,Stockholm, SWEDEN
Title: An algorithm for diagnosing common causes of primary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
(contact Mirjam van der Burg)
30th March Wednesday 12.00hrsDebby Bogaert
Professor of paediatric infectious diseases, Florey Institute for Host-Pathogen Interactions, University of Sheffield School of Medicine/Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield, United Kingdom, Principal investigator pathogenesis of respiratory infections group, Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital/University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
Title: host-microbiome interactions: key to respiratory infections?
(contact: Mirjam van der Burg)
6th April Wednesday 16.00hrsRené van Lier
Director of Research division Sanquin, Professor of Experimental Immunology AMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Title: Blood and beyond: Properties of human tissue-resident T cells
(contact Mirjam van der Burg)
13th April Wednesday 12.00hrsHaico van Attikum
Associate Professor, Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) Department of Human Genetics, Leiden, The Netherlands
Title: The molecular basis of immunodeficiency in ICF syndrome
(contact Mirjam van der Burg)
20th April Wednesday 12.00hrsJanneke N. Samson
Head Laboratory of Pediatrics, Group leader of the division Pediatric Gastroenterology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
Title: IL-10R signaling in antigen presenting cells is pivotal for gluten tolerance in the small intestine
(contact: Mirjam van der Burg)
4th May Wednesday 12.00hrsHeinz Jacobs
The Netherlands Cancer Institute NKI-AVL, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Title: Programmed Mutagenesis and Chromosomal Translocations in B cells:
Distinguishing Between Causality and Correlation
(contact Stefan Erkeland)
1st June Wednesday 12.00hrsMarieke van Ham
Dept. Immunopathology, Sanquin Research, Amsterdam
Title: Induction and termination of antigen-specific B-Tfh responses
(contact Mirjam van der Burg)
13st August Wednesday 16.00hrsClio Mavragani
Attending Rheumatologist and tenured Assistant Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine
Title: Sjögren’s syndrome: Clinics and molecular aspects
(contact Marjan Versnel)
5th September Monday 12.00hrsGerald de Haan
Teamleader Laboratory of Ageing Biology and Stem Cells Scientific Co-director ERIBA, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Title: Regulators of Normal and Leukemic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Selfrenewal
(contact Stefan Erkeland)
7th September Wednesday 16.00hrsLisa M. Ott de Bruin
Research Fellow in Pediatrics, Department Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA
Title: Novel mouse models provide molecular insights into the phenotypic spectrum of RAG1 Deficiency
(contact Mirjam van der Burg)
16th September Friday
12.00hrs
Catherine Sanders
Adaptive Biotechnologies Amplify Immunology, Director/Team Lead, Scientific Liaisons
Seattle, USA
Title: Accelerating Discovery and Innovation with Immunosequencing
(contact Mirjam van der Burg)
21th September Wednesday 16.00hrsIrma van Die
Department of Molecular Cell Biology & Immunology, VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Title: Parasitic helminths: old friends or foes?
(contact Mirjam van der Burg)
12th October Wednesday 16.00hrsAlison J. Carey
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Attending Neonatologist, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Title: Rapid evolution of the CD8+ T cell receptor repertoire in neonatal mice
(contact Mirjam van der Burg)
19th October Wednesday 16.00hrsTomas Kalina
CLIP – Childhood Leukemia Investigation Prague,
Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University Prague and University Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic
Title: Mass cytometry investigation of cellular compartments: unexpected findings and new subset discovery enabled
(contact Mirjam van der Burg)
2nd November Wednesday
16.00 hrs
Menno de Winther
Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Title: Epigenetic enzymes regulating macrophage function and inflammatory responses
(contact Pieter Leenen)
SEMINARS 2015
7th January Wednesday 12.00hrsMartin Turner
Brabraham Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Title: The regulation of lymphocyte development and activation by microRNAs and RNA binding proteins
(contact Peter Katsikis)
18th February Wednesday 12.00hrsMarc Feldmann
Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Title: Beyond anti-TNF therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis: How can we get closer to a cure?
(contact Peter Katsikis)
17th March Tuesday 13.00hrsAnnie de Groot
Director for Institute for Immunology and Informatics, University of Rhode Island, CEO/CSO EpiVax, Inc., Providence, RI
Title: Tregitope Mediated Tolerance: The Role of HLA
(contact Ruth Huizinga)
13th May Wednesday 11.00hrsFrancesca Fallarino
Professor at the Department of Experimental Medicine and Biochemical Science, University of Perugia
Title: Aryl hydrocarbon receptor expression in dendritic cells controls endotoxin tolerance pathway
(contact Marjan Versnel)
28th October Wednesday 12.00hrsStephen A. Williams
Chief Medical Officer, Somalogic Inc.
Title: Aphrodite and Medusa; Portraying the beauty of biology and the Gorgon of disease using SOMAscan highly multiplexed proteomics
(contact Peter Katsikis)
9th November Monday 12.00hrsCornelis Murre
Department of Molecular Biology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
Title: The Contraction of Space and Time in Immunity and Gene Regulation
(contact Bibi van Bodegom)
25th November Wednesday 12.00hrsMikalai lapkouski
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Title: Molecular bases for the initiation of V(D)J recombination
(contact Peter Katsikis)
2nd December Wednesday 12.00hrsTaras Kreslavsky
Busslinger Group, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria
Title: Transcriptional regulation of B-1 lymphocytes
(contact Peter Katsikis)
3th December Thursday 12.00hrsNoelia Alonso-Gonzalez
Centro Nacional Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, CNIC, Madrid, Spain
Title: Origin and Functional Specialization of Tissue Resident Macrophages
(contact: Peter Katsikis)
8th December Tuesday 12.00hrsJacques-Eric Gottenberg
National Centre for Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, University Hospital of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Title: New pathogenic roles, beyond B-cell activation, of BAFF in autoimmune diseases
(contact Marjan Versnel)
10th December Thursday 12.00hrsChristopher Schliehe
CeMM – Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Title: Antigen presentation and immune regulation – Towards novel strategies in immunotherapy
(contact Peter Katsikis)
SEMINARS 2014
25th March Tuesday 16.00hrsCharles A. Dinarello
University of Colorado Aurora, CO, USA and Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Title: Treating inflammation by blocking Interleukin 1 in a broad spectrum of diseases
(contact Jon Laman)
8th July Tuesday 16.00hrsAndrea Cerutti
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA, ICREA Research Professor, IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
Title: Regulation of frontline B cells by the innate immune system
(contact Menno van Zelm)
15th July Tuesday 16.00hrsAlberto Orfao
Department of Medicine, Cancer Research Centre (IBMCC-CSIC-USAL) and Cytometry Service, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Title: Utility of flow cytometry in systemic mastocytosis
(contact Menno van Zelm)
12th November Wednesday 16.00hrsRichard A. Gatti
Dept. of Pathology & Lab Medicin, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Title: Radiation sensitivity and DNA repair defects: the Present and the Future
(contact Menno van Zelm)
10th December Wednesday
12.00hrs
Thomas Brocker
Institute for Immunology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Title: Tissue-specific control of tolerance by Dendritic Cells
(contact Peter Katsikis)
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