The 2nd annual MACS Immuno-Oncology Day BeNeLux returns. This time with a dedicated focus on T cells, and the numerous factors contributing to T cell fitness and exhaustion. Don’t miss your chance to take part in this event, fill in the form below to register. Attendance is free of charge.
January 31, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Salle Excelsior, Hotel Metropole Bruxelles, De Brouckère 31, 1000 Bruxelles
Did you know that this year we dedicate two travel awards of 500 euros each to Ph.D. researchers in the Benelux area? Please submit your abstract of max. 400 words before January 10, 2020 by email to Scientificday@miltenyibiotec.nl. The two selected winners will not only receive an award of 500 euros each, but will also have the opportunity to present their research at this event.
Details will be provided to the winners.
|09:15 a.m.||Welcome |
Pierre van der Bruggen
Session 1: T cell fitness
|09:25 a.m.||How T cells fine-tune their response to infection and cancers |
Monika Wolkers, Sanquin Amsterdam, The Netherlands
|10:00 a.m.||Enhancing anti-tumour immunity with monoclonal antibodies; two ways with one receptor |
Sarah Buchan, University of Southampton, UK
|10:35 a.m.||Novel cosignaling molecules|
Daniel Olive, Cancer Research Center of Marseille, France
|11:30 a.m.||Presentation IO travel award winner|
|11:45 a.m.||Feeding your T cell army: metabolic barriers to effective cancer immunotherapy|
Greg Delgoffe, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Session 2: Combination immunotherapy
|12:20 p.m.||Exploring the therapeutic potential of intratumoral myeloid dendritic cell therapy|
Bart Neyns, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Session 3: Metabolism and glycobiology
|02:00 p.m.||Glycans as key checkpoints of T cell activity and function|
Salomé Pinho, University of Porto, Portugal
|02:35 p.m.||Sialoadhesin/Siglec-1-dependent crosstalk between macrophages and regulatory T cells|
Paul Crocker, University of Dundee, UK
Session 4: T cell exhaustion
|03:10 p.m.||InTOXication causes T-cell exhaustion in chronic infection |
Dietmar Zehn, Technical University München, Germany
|03:45 p.m.||Presentation IO travel award winner|
|04:20 p.m.||NFAT, NR4A, and TOX transcription factors in 'exhaustion' of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes|
Patrick Hogan, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, USA
|04:55 p.m.||Disturbed mitochondrial dynamics rewires epigenetic program for CD8+ TIL exhaustion|
Ping-Chih Ho, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
|05:40 p.m.||Closing by Miltenyi Biotec|
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