PLEASE NOTE: Deadline for application is 15 AUGUST, 2016
See detailed programme below
The EFIS - EJI Ruggero Ceppellini Advanced School of Immunology
La Scuola Superiore d'Immunologia Ruggero Ceppellini
Presents an Advanced EFIS-EJI Course:
The Scuola Superiore d'Immunologia Ruggero Ceppellini (Ruggero Ceppellini Advanced School of Immunology) was founded 25 years ago to create a pole of attraction in Southern Italy for those pursuing immunological studies, and to promote interaction among the scientific and medical communities at the national and international levels.
In recent years, the School has been regularly sponsored by EFIS (European Federation of Immunological Societies) and its journal EJI
(European Journal of Immunology).
This website contains full information, history, structure, past courses, etc.
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The 2016 Advanced EFIS-EJI course :
Metchnikoff’s Legacy: Tissue Phagocytes and Functions
Directors: Siamon Gordon (University of Oxford, UK)
Stefan Kaufmann (Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Germany)
Fernando Martinez Estrada (University of Oxford, UK)
Stazione Zoologica "Anton Dohrn", Naples, Italy
12 – 14 October, 2016
Elie Metchnikoff – who died 100 years ago – discovered “macrophages” in Messina, Sicily, then studied them at his friend Anton Dohrn’s laboratory in Naples. The Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn was founded in 1872 as the first European zoological station which housed an aquarium. It is indeed a fitting venue for our 2016 course.
Organizing Committee: S. Fontana, A. Di Giacomo, T. Reynolds
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
08:00 – 08.45 Registration
08.50 – 09.0008.50 – 09.00 Silvia Fontana-Zappacosta (Naples) Welcome and History of the Ceppellini School
09.00 – 10.1509.00 – 10.15 Round Table Discussion “What do we owe to the history of our subject?”
Chair: Siamon Gordon Introduction to the Programme and Elie Metchnikoff
Discussants: Stefan Kaufmann (Paul Ehrlich), Gio Teti (Elie Metchnikoff) and SZN Anton Dohrn representative
10.15 -- 10.45 Coffee Break
10.45 – 12.00 Florent Ginhoux (Singapore) Development of Macrophages
with Andrea Ballabio (TIGEM, Naples), discussant
12.00 – 13.00 Ela Kolaczkowska (Cracow) Phagocyte Imaging and Recruitment
13.00 – 14.00 Light lunch, informal discussions
14.00 – 15.00 Kodi Ravichandran (Virginia) Promoting Apoptotic Cell Clearance
15.00 – 16.00 Katja Simon (Oxford) Autophagy and Infection
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.30 Gio Teti (Messina) Phagocytes and Innate Immunity
17.30 – 18.30 Cecilia Garlanda (Milan) Regulation of Inflammation
Thursday, 13 October 2016
08.30 – 09.30 Stefan Kaufmann (Berlin) Phagocytes in Tuberculosis
09.30 – 10.30 Eddie Liew (Glasgow) Phagocytes in Parasitic Infection
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.00 Quentin Sattentau (Oxford) Macrophages and HIV
12.00 – 13.00 Branka Horvat (Lyon) Macrophages and Emerging Viral Infections
13:00 – 14:00 Light lunch, informal discussions
14.00 – 15.00 Miguel Soares (Gulbenkian Institute, Oeiras, Portugal) Iron Homeostasis and Phagocytes
15.00 – 16.00 Fernando Martinez Estrada (Oxford) Macrophage Activation
16.00 – 17.00 Gio Natoli (Milan) Epigenetic Control of Macrophage Gene Expression
17.00 – 19.00 Highlights of Participants’ research projects
Friday, 14 October 2016
08.30 – 09.30 Maria Rescigno (Milan) Dendritic Cells and the Gut
09.30 – 10.30 Diego Gomez-Nicola (Southampton) Microglia, Guardians of the Brain
10.30 – 11.00 Group Photo and Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.00 Vincenzo Bronte (Verona) Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells
12.00 – 12.30 Siamon Gordon (Oxford) Closing Remarks
12:30 – 13:30 Light lunch, informal discussions
PLEASE NOTE: Deadline for application is 15 AUGUST, 2016.
The Registration Fee of €550,00 includes: all course material, lunches, coffee breaks, welcome buffet, and a guided tour of an archeological site. A limited number of partial or full EFIS fellowships is available, with preference given to applicants from developing countries living in Europe. If you apply for a fellowship you will be informed by 22 August, 2016. Registration fee must be paid before 31 August, 2016 .
The Course takes place in memory and in honour of the Ceppellini School Founder Serafino Zappacosta.