Program

EMBO Workshop Program

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Monday, September 5

Time Session/Lecture info
09:00-10:00
Registration, Coffee and Light refreshments
 
10:00-10:10
Welcome remarks by Ziv Shulman and Matteo Iannacone
 
10:10-11:15
Session 1: B cell immune responses in viral infection
Mats Bemark, Marion Pepper 
10:10-10:40
Matteo Iannacone, San Raffaele University
B cell responses to viral infections
10:40-11:00
Daniel Pinschewer, University of Basel
Vaccine-elicited CD4 T cells prevent the deletion of antiviral B cells in chronic infection
11:00-11:15
Maria Lafaille, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
B cell memory of human IgE responses
11:15-11:40
Coffee Break
 
11:40-13:00
Session 2: B cell immune responses in COVID-19 and memory B cells
Dinis Calado, Taras Kreslavsky 
11:40-12:10
Michela Locci, University of Pennsylvania
Germinal Center responses to messenger RNA vaccines
12:10-12:30
Mats Bemark, University of Gothenburg
The plasmablast response to COVID-19 in naive individuals is dominated by IgA1 cells cross-reactive to other coronaviruses but memory formation is not
12:30-13:00
Marion Pepper, University of Washington
Memory B Cell Differentiation in Infection
13:00-14:00
Lunch
 
14:00-15:20
Session 3: Antibody-mediated immune responses
Daniel Pinschewer, Michela Locci 
14:00-14:30
Facundo Batista, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
Informing vaccine design by defining the rules of antibody responses
14:30-15:00
Natalia Freund, Tel-Aviv University
Fight or flight: ß2-Adrenergic Stress Promotes Higher-Affinity Antibodies
15:00-15:20
Dinis Calado, The Francis Crick Institute
Impaired germinal center confinement and plasma cell differentiation by MYC activation is critical for Burkitt lymphomagenesis
15:20-15:40
Coffee Break
 
15:40-17:00
Session 4: B cell selection mechanisms in germinal centers
Maria Lafaille, Facundo Batista 
15:40-16:00
Taras Kreslavsky, Karolinska Institutet
Regulation of cell fate decisions in early B cell activation
16:00-16:30
Oliver Bannard, University of Oxford
Selection Events in Germinal Centers
16:30-17:00
Ziv Shulman, Weizmann Institute of Science
How does nasal vaccination work?
17:00-18:30
Poster session
 
18:30-20:00
Dinner
 

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Deadline for registration & abstract submission

July 1st, 2022

Organizing Committee

  • Ziv Shulman
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Matteo Iannacone
    San Raffaele University
  • Liat Stoler-Barak
    Weizmann Institute of Science

Sponsors

 

  • Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Moross, Integrated Cancer Center (MICC)
  • The Chorafas Institute for Scientific Exchange
  • Immunology Department
  • The Belle S. and Irving E. Meller Center for the Biology of Aging
  • Coordinator & Accessibility Issues

Talia Suissa
talias@weizmann.ac.il