Program Midwinter Conference 2014





18.1.2014            Metabolism 

18:00                    Keynote opening lecture by Richard  Flavell, Yale                                               
                             "Immunity, microbiota and metabolism"

19:00                    Mixer


9:00                       Dan Littman, NYU, New York
                              "Manipulation of microbiota and inflammatory lymphocytes
                               inautoimmune disease"

9:40                       Hermann Wagner, T.U. Munich
                              "Diet and immunity"

10:20                     Alexander Rudensky, Sloan Kettering, New York
                               "Regulatory T cells and control of inflammation"

11:00-17:00         Free Time


17:00                    Thomas Look, Dana Farber, Boston
                              “TYK2-STAT1-BCL2 pathway dependence in T-cell acute 
                               lymphoblastic leukemia”

17:40                     Alexander Tarakhovsky, Rockefeller University, New York
                              "Signaling control of epigenetic fitness"

18:20                     Frederik Alt, Harvard, Boston
                               "Mechanism of genome instability in cancer"

19:00-20:00          Dinner, Posters

20:00                     Cornelis Murre, U. of California, San Diego
                               "Long range genomic interactions that orchestrate lymphocyte fate"

20:40                      Peter Sicinski, Dana Farber, Boston
                                "Cell cycle and cancer"

21:20                      Klaus Rajewsky, MDC, Berlin
                                "Control of B cell lymphoma by the immune system"


9:00                        Peter Krammer, DKFZ, Heidelberg
                                "Decision of life and death"

9:40                        Meinrad Busslinger, IMP, Vienna
                                "The role of Pax5 in leukemia"

10:20                      Hans-Reimer Rodewald, DKFZ, Heidelberg
                                "Development of T cell leukemia"

11:00-17:00           Free Time

17:00                      Jose-Carlos Gutierrez-Ramos, Pfizer
                                "Cytokine signaling blockade with Jak inhibitors in patients"

17:40                      Stefan Endres, LMU, Munich
                                "Arms race in cancer treatment; giving T cells a help”

18:20                      James Allison, MD Anderson, Houston
                                "Immune checkpoint blockade in cancer therapy:
                                 New insights and  opportunities"

19:00-20:00            Dinner, Posters

20:00                       Speakers Dinner


9:00                         Patrick Baeuerle, Amgen
                                "Cancer Therapy by T-cell engaging antibodies"

9:40                         Lotta von Boehmer, Rockefeller University, New York
                                "Coley´s vaccine revisited"


10:20                     Stefan Meuer, U. Heidelberg

11:00 - 17:00         Free Time

17:00                      Harvey Cantor, Dana Farber, Boston
                               "The Helios transcription factor as guardian of self-tolerance"

17:40                      Ken Shortman, WEHI, Melbourne
                               "Targeting antigens to Clec9A to boost vaccines"

18:20                     Carolin Daniel, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen,Munich
                               "Immune tolerance in type 1 diabetes"

19:00 - 20:00         Dinner, Posters

20:00                      Ludger Klein, LMU, Munich
                                "Central tolerance to autoantigens of the CNS"

20:40                      Taras Kreslavsky, IMP, Vienna
                                 "Negative selection in the thymus: a new model"

21:20                      St. Schneeberger/R. Margreiter, Innsbruck
                                "Immunological phenomena in vascularized tissue transplantation"


22.1.2014             Drug Discovery

9:00                        Michel Nussenzweig, Rockefeller University, New York
                                "HIV vaccination"

9:40                        Hidde Ploegh, Whitehead, Boston
                               "Camelidanibodies as novel tool"

10:20                     James Bradner, Dana Farber, Boston
                               “Inhibition of Myc for cancer therapeutics”

11:00 - 17:00         Free Time

17:00                      Poster Session

20:00                      Banquet



Participants will have the opportunity to present their own work in posters that will be evaluated by a special committee. Poster viewing will occur in the evenings of the 19th and 21st and selected posters will be presented in the last poster session on the 22nd before the banquet. Posters constitute an essential feature of the conference and participants are encouraged to present their own work in posters, especially students and postdocs.




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