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FY 2012

A seminar by Prof. Roman Jerala was held on March 28.
The 3rd Kishimoto Foundation Lecture was held on March 21.
Critical role of Trib1 in differentiation of tissue-resident M2-like macrophages. (Shizuo AKIRA in Nature)
Microtubule-driven spatial arrangement of mitochondria promotes activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome. (Shizuo AKIRA in Nat Immunol)
IFReC participated in "Science Festa in Kyoto 2013"
The 8th IFReC Colloquium was held on February 20.
The WPI participated in AAAS 2013.
IFReC and WPI will participate in AAAS 2013.
Director AKIRA gave a lecture to high-school students.
A point mutation in Semaphorin 4A associates with defective endosomal sorting and causes retinal degenerative diseases. (Atsushi KUMANOGOH in Nat Commun)
The 2nd IFReC-SIgN Winter School on Advanced Immunology
Dynamic visualization of RANKL and Th17-mediated osteoclast function. (Masaru ISHII in JCI)
A seminar by Dr. Jingsong Xu was held on January 16.
The 7th IFReC Colloquium was held on December 19.
The transcription factor Jdp2 controls bone homeostasis and antibacterial immunity by regulating osteoclast and neutrophil differentiation. (Shizuo AKIRA in Immunity)
Kazuya KIKUCHI to receive "INOUE Prize for Science".
A seminar by Prof. Fritz Melchers was held on December 12.
Spi-B is critical for plasmacytoid dendritic cell function and development. (Tsuneyasu KAISHO in Blood)
IFReC scientists to receive "JSI Incentive Award".
A seminar by Dr. Michel C. Nussenzweig was held on December 3.
SSF Delegation visited IFReC.
A seminar by Dr. Richard Culleton was held on November 26.
WPI Joint Outreach Symposium
Rikinari HANAYAMA to receive Astellas Award for the Best Biomedical Research.
A seminar by Dr. Adriana Montano was held on November 20.
Lipocalin 2 bolsters innate and adaptive immune responses to blood-stage malaria infection by reinforcing host iron metabolism. (Cevayir COBAN in Cell Host & Microbe)
T cell receptor stimulation-induced epigenetic changes and Foxp3 expression are independent and complementary events required for Treg cell development. (Shimon SAKAGUCHI in Immunity)
A seminar by Dr. Jeroen Roose was held on November 16.
Dr. Gilles BLOCH (CEA, France) visited IFReC.
The first IFReC retreat
Neutrophil infiltration during inflammation is regulated by PILR-α via modulation of integrin activation (Hisashi ARASE in Nature Immunology)
A seminar by Dr. Zoltan Fehervari was held on November 1.
Atsushi KUMANOGOH to receive Mochida Memorial Award.
FY2012 WPI Follow-up Meeting was held.
The 6th IFReC Colloquium was held on October 17
[Internal Event] Workshop for the "Research Support Program for Combined Research Fields"
An explanatory meeting for "stopping misuse of research funds" was held.
A seminar by Prof. Kenneth M. Murphy on October 5 is cancelled.
French-Japanese Immunology Meeting was held.
The 2nd Kishimoto Foundation Lecture was held on Sep. 10.
New Job Opportunities
The 2nd Kishimoto Foundation Lecture will be held on Sep. 10.
A seminar by Prof. Michel L. Tremblay was held on August 30
The 5th IFReC Colloquium was held on August 29
[Seminar] Visualizing biochemical activities in living cells
New Job Opportunities
Neutrophil Extracellular Traps Mediate a Host Defense Response to Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (Tatsuya SAITOH & Shizuo AKIRA in Cell Host & Microbe)
A Cluster of Interferon-γ-Inducible p65 GTPases Plays a Critical Role in Host Defense against Toxoplasma gondii. (Masahiro YAMAMOTO & Kiyoshi TAKEDA in Immunity)
Professor and students from the Catholic University of Daegu visited IFReC
Director AKIRA gave a lecture at Shuyukan Senior High School.
Nucleic acid sensing at the interface between innate and adaptive immunity in vaccination (Ken ISHII in Nature Reviews Immunology)
The emeritus professors visited IFReC
"LICHT Leica Center" opening seminar was held.
The 4th IFReC Colloquium was held on June 20
A seminar by Dr. Florent Ginhoux was held on June 18.
The Ets Transcription Factor Spi-B is Essential for the Differentiation of Intestinal Microfold (M) Cells. (Hiroshi OHNO (RIKEN) & Tsuneyasu KAISHO (IFReC) in Nat Immunol)
The delegates from Belgium visited IFReC
A seminar by Dr. Hideaki Fujita was held on June 13.
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A seminar by Dr. Takanari Inoue was held on June 11.
Programmed cell death 1 forms negative costimulatory microclusters that directly inhibit T cell receptor signaling by recruiting phosphatase SHP2 (Takashi SAITO in JEM)
A seminar by Dr. Hideaki Fujita will be held on June 13.
5th International Symposium "Dynamism of Immune Reactions & Regulation"
A seminar by Dr. Timothy Stasevich was held on May 18.
Shimon Sakaguchi, Elected by National Academy of Sciences.
Osteoprotection by semaphorin 3A (Hiroshi TAKAYANAGI (TMDU) & Atsushi KUMANOGOH (IFReC) in Nature)
Tomohiro Kurosaki to be awarded by MEXT.