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6th IFReC International Symposium "Immunology at the Forefront"

Welcome to the website of "Immunology at the Forefront", the 6th IFReC International Symposium. This symposium hosted by the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC), Osaka University, will provide a forum for the newest developments in wide-ranging areas of immunology. Seventeen leading scientists from institutions around the world will present their recent achievements. Through the two full-day forum, the latest findings of basic, translational and clinical immunology will be shared. We look forward to organizing this exciting event, and hope that you are eager to be involved.

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Date / Time: 2Monday, February 23, 2015, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Venue: KNOWLEDGE THEATER, Grand Front Osaka, Japan
Fee: Free


Date / Time: Monday, February 23, 2015, 6:00pm -
Venue: InterContinental Osaka
Fee: 1,000 yen (to be paid at the venue)

Time Schedule

Date Time Speakers Title
Feb. 23 10:00am-10:15am Opening Remarks
10:15am-10:45am Yumiko Imai
Akita University, Japan
Dynamic nuclear interactions between influenza virus and its host
10:45am-11:15am Yukinori Okada
Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
Human genetics contribute to disease biology, clinical medicine, and drug discovery
11:15am-11:45am Magnus Rattray
University of Manchester, UK
Insights into transcription dynamics and gene regulation from non-parametric modelling
11:45am-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-2:00pm Gabriel D. Victora
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA
Cellular and Clonal Dynamics in Germinal Centers
2:00pm-2:30pm Kenji Kabashima
Kyoto University, Japan
Perivascular leukocyte clusters are essential for efficient effector T cell activation in the skin
2:30pm-3:00pm Paola Di Meglio
MRC National Institute for Medical Research, UK
A tale of mice and men: the Aryl hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR) as inflammatory brake in psoriasis
3:00pm-3:30pm Break
3:30pm-4:00pm Markus Feuerer
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Immune control maintained by specialized regulatory cells
4:00pm-4:30pm Daniel Gray
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
How apoptosis controls regulatory T cell differentiation and homeostasis in steady-state and disease
4:30pm-5:00pm Hiroyoshi Nishikawa
Osaka University
Regulatory T cells in tumor immunity
6:00pm- Reception

Date Time Speakers Title
Feb. 24 10:00am-10:30am Ryu Okumura
Osaka University
Lypd8 maintains gut homeostasis by segregating commensal bacteria and colonic epithelia
10:30am-11:00am Takashi Satoh
Osaka University
The physiological role and differentiation mechanism of various M2 macrophages
11:00am-11:30am Sho Yamasaki
Kyushu University, Japan
Regulation of Immune Responses through C-type Lectin Receptors
11:30am-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-1:30pm Joseph C. Sun
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
The RAG recombinase dictates functional heterogeneity and cellular fitness in natural killer cells
1:30pm-2:00pm Hisashi Arase
Osaka University
Cellular misfolded proteins rescued from protein degradation by MHC class II molecules are targets for autoantibodies in autoimmune diseases
2:00pm-2:30pm Yeonseok Chung
Seoul National University, Korea
Cross-Regulation of Atherosclerosis and Autoimmunity
2:30pm-3:00pm Break
3:00pm-3:30pm Neil Harrison
Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK
Sickness behaviours: Imaging the effects of peripheral inflammation on human brain structure and function
3:30pm-4:00pm Ben Seymour
Osaka University
Pain: A Behavioural System for Human Defence
4:00pm- Closing remarks


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