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International Symposium "Dynamism of Immune Reactions & Regulation"

The International Symposium "Dynamism of Immune Reactions & Regulation" will be held on May 22-23.

This symposium was originally scheduled in May of 2011 as one of the events in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the University in Japan, but it was cancelled due to the aftermath of the huge earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, 2011. While restoration efforts are still in progress due to the scale of the national disaster, we are now confident that the situation will stabilize sufficiently in order to conduct the symposium in good order and safety. Therefore, the symposium is now scheduled on May 22-23 of 2012. We are looking forward to many people attending this event which has come about through the cooperation of world-class immunologists.

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Reception Date Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Reception Venue RIHGA ROYAL HOTEL (Osaka)
Reception Fee *FREE 
Contact Immunology Frontier Research Center(IFReC)
Osaka University
Tel: +81-6-6879-4777
Fax: +81-6-6879-4272
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*This Reception is fully supported by Kishimoto Foundation.

Online pre-registration is now closed. If not yet registered, please come to the on-site registration desk at the symposium.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Date Time Speakers Title Chair
May 22 10:00am - 10:15am Opening Remarks
10:15am - 10:45am Xuetao Cao
(Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences)
"MHC molecules in the regulation of innate inflammatory responses" Tomohiro Kurosaki
10:45am - 11:15am Shizuo Akira
(Osaka University)
"Regulation of the immune response by the zincfinger domain containing nuclease, Regnase-1/Zc3h12a"
11:15am - 11:45am Shigekazu Nagata
(Kyoto University)
"Exposure of Phosphatidylserine to the Cell Surface"
11:45am - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 2:00pm Ronald Germain
(National Institute of Allergyand Infectious Diseases)
"Using Advanced Imaging and Systems Biology to Understand Immunity" Takashi Saito
2:00pm - 2:30pm Michael Dustin
(New York University)
"Signaling complexes controlling human regulatory T cell function"
2:30pm - 3:00pm Mark Davis
(Stanford University)
"T cell recognition and repertoire"
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 4:00pm Scott Fraser
(California Institute of Technology)
"Imaging, gene traps and conditional mutagenesis for dynamic analyses of embryogenesis and organogenesis" Atsushi Kumanogoh
4:00pm - 4:30pm Alexander Rudensky
(Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)
"Thymic and extrathymic differentiation of regulatory T cells"
4:30pm - 5:00pm Shimon Sakaguchi
(Osaka University)
"Roles of concurrent epigenetic conversion and Foxp3 expression for the development and function of regulatory T cells"
6:00pm - 8:00pm Reception


Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Date Time Speakers Title Chair
May 23 10:00am - 10:30am Diane Mathis
(Harvard Medical School)
"Tissular Tregs" Kiyoshi Takeda
10:30am - 11:00am Fiona Powrie
(University of Oxford)
"IL-23-driven cellular and molecular pathways that promote intestinal inflammation and colon cancer"
11:00am - 11:30am Josef Penninger
(Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria)
"RANKL - from a bone loss and osteoimmunology to breast cancer"
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 3:20 pm
Special session in memory of
Professor Yuichi Yamamura (1918-1990)
1:00pm - 1:30pm Tadamitsu Kishimoto
(Osaka University)
"IL-6: All the way to Therapy" Takehiko Sasazuki
1:30pm - 2:00pm Max Cooper
(Emory University)
"Evolution of Adaptive Immune Responses"
2:00pm - 2:20pm Break
2:20pm - 2:50pm Tadatsugu Taniguchi
(The University of Tokyo)
"Regulation of immune responses by old and new cytokines" Takehiko Sasazuki
2:50pm - 3:20pm Fritz Melchers
(Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology)
"Microenvironments of B cell development"
3:20pm - 3:30pm Closing remarks


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