MACS® Immuno-Oncology Days

12th Miltenyi Biotec Scientific Days France

Immuno-oncology: heterogeneous cells battling in the tumor microenvironment

Thursday, July 5 – Friday, July 6, 2018

Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers (CRC)
Campus des Cordeliers – Amphithéâtre Farabeuf
15 rue de l’école de médecine, 75006 Paris

Thursday, July 5

08:30 a.m.  


Daniel Louvard, France

08:45 a.m.

Heterogeneity of immune cells and cancer antigens in cancer vaccines and immunotherapy:

mouse models and translation to human clinical trials (EATI Honorary Lecture 2018)

Jay A. Berzofsky, USA

09:30 a.m.  

Host-Microbiome interactions – reality or myth?

Harry Sokol, France

10:00 a.m.

Programming tissue residency to enhance immunity to infection and tumors

Ananda W. Goldrath, USA

10:30 a.m. 

Coffee break

11:00 a.m.

Immunotherapy of cancer: clinical experimentation

Fabrice André, France

11:30 a.m.

From initiation to treatment: microbial influences in carcinogenesis

Christian Jobin, USA

12:00 p.m.Lunch break
02:00 p.m.

Defining molecular identity of intratumoral T cells to design better cancer immunotherapies

Sergio Abrignani, Italy

02:30 p.m.

Molecular and epigenetic programs defining tumor-specific T cell dysfunction

Andrea Schietenger, USA

03:00 p.m.

Immune parameters for predicting patient outcome

Christian Ottensmeier, UK

03:30 p.m.

Coffee break

04:00 p.m.

IL-18 drives immunosuppression in multiple myeloma

Ludovic Martinet, France

04:30 p.m.

Induction and transcriptional regulation of the “co-inhibitory” gene module in T cells

Vijay Kuchroo, USA

5:00 p.m.

Celebration party “20th Year Miltenyi Biotec France” 

Friday, July 6

09:15 a.m.


Laurence Zitvogel / Guido Kroemer / Hervé Fridman, France

09:30 a.m.

The role of GM-CSF in graft-vs-host disease: uncoupling of GvHD and GvL immunity

Burkhardt Becher, Switzerland

10:00 a.m.

Myeloid cells contribution to tumor outcome

Miriam Merad, USA

10:30 a.m.

Coffee break

11:00 a.m.

Genetic screens to identify immunotherapy targets

Nicholas Haining, USA

11:30 a.m.

Cancer evolution and immune escape: TRACERx

Rachel Rosenthal, UK

12:00 p.m.

Lunch break

02:00 p.m.

Dynamics of epigenetic traits in triple-negative breast cancer

Céline Vallot, France

02:30 p.m.

Single-cell transcriptomic network inference as a new approach

to better characterize autoinflammatory diseases

Mickaël Ménager, France

03:00 p.m.

Molecular basis of T cell exhaustion: insights for immunotherapy

E. John Wherry, USA

03:30 p.m.

Coffee break

04:00 p.m.

Metabolic interventions for the immunoprophylaxis of breast cancer

Guido Kroemer, France

04:30 p.m.

Closing / Farewell

Jean Magon, France

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