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The 4th International Symposium of WPI IFReC -Immunology at the Forefront-

The 4th International Symposium of WPI IFReC -Immunology at the Forefront was held on June 1 & 2 at Icho- Kaikan, Osaka University.
Guest speakers -twelve from abroad, two from Japan- and five IFReC researchers gave interesting lectures. Also, there were active question-and-answer sessions following the lectures.

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Opening Remarks Shojiro NIshio
 (Director, Research Promotion and University-Industry Collaboration Board, Osaka University)
Commencement Shizuo Akira (Director, IFReC)
Closing Remarks Taroh Kinoshita
(Deputy Director., IFReC)
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Date Time Speakers Title Chair
June 1 9:30am-9:45am Opening Remarks
9:45am-10:15am Masahiro Yamamoto
"Essential role of ROP16 in the strain-specific and direct activation of Stat3 and Stat6" Osamu Takeuchi
10:15am-10:45am Dong-Min Shin
Chungnam National University
"Vitamin D3 Induces Autophagy in Human Monocytes/Macrophages via Cathelicidin"
10:45am-11:15am Motomu Hashimoto
"Innate immunity for Th17-mediated autoimmune disease"
11:15am-11:45am Tiffany Horng
Harvard University
"Molecular Mechanisms in Regulation of Innate Immune Responses"
11:45am-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-2:00pm Vincent Shih
"Kinetic control of negative feedback regulators of NF-kB/RelA determines their pathogen- and cytokine-receptor signaling specificity" Daron M. Standley
2:00pm-2:30pm Ido Amit
"Unbiased reconstruction of a mammalian transcriptional network mediating the differential response to pathogens"
2:30pm-3:00pm Tang Hua
Emory University
"Th2 response to cysteine-proteases depends on co-operation between dendritic cells and basophils via ROS mediated signaling" Cevayir Coban
3:00pm-3:20pm Break
3:20pm-3:50pm Sudha Kumari
"Role of PKC theta in regulatory T cell function" Naganari Ohkura
3:50pm-4:20pm Takeshi Nitta
University of Tokushima
"Thymic microenvironments for T-cell repertoire formation"
6:00pm- Reception

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Date Time Speakers Title Chair
June 2 10:00am-10:30am Morihisa Fujita
"Sorting, trafficking and remodeling of GPI-anchored proteins" Hisashi Arase
10:30am-11:00am Koji Hase
"Antigen transcytosis by M cells: from molecular entities to biological significance"
11:00am-11:30am Tatsuya Saitoh
"Role for membrane trafficking in the nucleic acids-induced innate immune response"
11:30am-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-1:30pm Jesse Green
"S1P2 contributes to germinal center clustering and controls chronic germinal center homeostasis" Masaru Ishii
1:30pm-2:00pm Tim Lämmermann
"Dissecting leukocyte amoeboid motility in vitro and in vivo"
2:00pm-2:30pm Hyota Takamatsu
"Semaphorins guide the entry of dendritic cells into the lymphatics by activating myosin II"
2:30pm-3:00pm Thai V. Truong
"Light sheet microscopy - a versatile tool for 4-dimensional imaging"
3:00pm-3:20pm Break
3:20pm-3:50pm Naoto Kawakami
Max Planck Institute
"Intravital imaging of autoreactive T cells infiltration into CNS lesions of Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis" Atsushi Kumanogoh
3:50pm-4:20pm Kaoru Saijo
"Nuclear receptor-mediated repression of neuroinflammation"
4:20pm-4:50pm Matteo Iannacone Harvard University "Lymph Node Subcapsular Sinus Macrophages Confer Resistance to CNS Invasion Upon Peripheral Infection With a Neurotropic Virus"
4:50pm- Closing remarks

Reception Party
Commencement Shizuo Akira (Director, IFReC)
Congratulatory Speech Tiffany Horng
(Harvard University)
Toast Daron Standley (IFReC)