15th International Symposium on Dendritic Cells

10-14 June 2018 • Aachen (Germany)

15th International Symposium on Dendritic Cells

10-14 June 2018 • Aachen (Germany)

Abstract submission

Online program

Confirmed speakers


Scientific Program

09:15–15:45 Teaching course
Diana Dudziak (Erlangen/DE) – Dendritic cell subsets in mouse and man
Anne Krug (Planegg-Martinsried/DE) – Plasmacytoid DC development and plasticity
Manfred Lutz (Würzburg/DE) – Dendritic cells from monocytes: ontogeny and function
Alessandra Cambi (Nijmegen/NL) – DC migration and pathogen uptake
Cees van Kooten (Leiden/NL) – Tolerogenic DC
Tanja de Gruijl (Amsterdam/NL) – DC in skin and lymph nodes: therapeutic targeting

16:30–18:00 Keynote lectures I & II
Yasmine Belkaid (Bethesda, MD/US) – Control of tissue immunity by the Microbiota: context an consequences
Jolanda de Vries (Nijmegen/NL)

08:30–10:00 DC ontogeny & development
Kang Liu (New York, NY/US)
Florent Ginhoux (Singapore/SG) – Dendritic cells: From development to functions
Marco Colonna (St. Louis, MO/US)

10:30–12:00 Transcriptional & epigenetic regulation of DC
Kenneth Murphy (St. Louis, MO/US)
Kristin Seré (Aachen/DE)
Michael Sieweke (Marseille/FR)

13:30–15:30 Workshop: Omics approaches to dissect DC heterogeneity & networks
Chair    Sammy Bedoui (Melbourne/AU), Bernard Malissen (Marseille/FR)
Bernard Malissen (Marseille/FR) – Combining transcriptomics and innovative mouse models to tackle the function of DC and macrophages

13:30–15:30 Workshop: DC development & ontogeny
Chair    Avi-Hai Hovav (Jerusalem/IL), Roxane Tussiwand (Basel/CH)
Avi-Hai Hovav (Jerusalem/IL) – Mucosal and microbial factors instructing the development of oral Langerhans cells
Roxane Tussiwand (Basel/CH) – The origin and true nature of plasmacytoid dendritic cell

16:00–17:30 Antigen processing & presentation
Sebastian Amigorena (Paris/FR)
Christian Münz (Zürich/CH) – Viral regulation of autophagy proteins during antigen presentation by dendritic cells
Jaques Neefjes (Leiden/NL)

18:00–19:30 Keynote lectures III & IV
Bart Lambrecht (Ghent/BE) – Airway dendritic cells in response to allergens and virus

08:30–10:00 T cell priming & polarization
Wolfgang Kastenmüller (Bonn/DE)

10:30–12:00 DC subsets & functional specialization
Tsuneyasu Kaisho (Wakayama/JP) – Immune regulation by a dendritic cell subset expressing a chemokine receptor, XCR1
Christian Kurts (Bonn/DE)
Boris Reizis (New York, NY/US) – Understanding and recapitulating dendritic cell development

13:30–15:30 Workshop: DC migration

13:30–15:30 Workshop: Langerhans Cells
Chair    Daniel H. Kaplan (Pittsburgh, PA/US), Patrizia Stoitzner (Innsbruck/AT)
Patrizia Stoitzner (Innsbruck/AT) – Skin DC in cancer immunosurveillance and immunotherapy

16:00–17:30 DC interaction with commensal microbiota
Julie Magarian Blander (New York, NY/US)
Allan Mowat (Glasgow/GB)

18:00–19:30 DC in tolerance & tissue homeostasis
Jose Villadangos (Melbourne/AU) – Regulation of dendritic cell development and function by the innate immune system

08:30–10:00 DC in allergy & autoimmunity
Burkhard Becher (Zurich/CH) – Monocyte-derived phagocytes: DCs or macrophages?
Ursula Grohmann (Perugia/IT) – Targeting dynamics of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 in autoimmunity
Ranjeny Thomas (Brisbane/AU) – Targeting dendritic cells for antigen-specific tolerance in autoimmune diseases

10:30–12:00 DC in chronic infections
Mihai Netea (Nijmegen/NL)
Esther von Stebut-Borschitz (Mainz/DE)



09:00–10:30 DC in cancer & cancer immunotherapy
Dmitry I. Gabrilovich (Philadelphia, PA/US) – Cross-presentation by dendritic cells in cancer

11:00–13:00 Workshop: DC vaccinations and beyond
Chair    Daniel H. Benítez-Ribas (Barcelona/ES), Lana Kandalaft (Lausanne/CH)

11:00–13:00 Workshop: Open topics

14:00–15:30 DC vaccination & immunotherapy (beyond cancer)
Catharien Hilkens (Newcastle upon Tyne/GB)
Yvette van Kooyk (Amsterdam/NL)

15:30–16:00 Closing ceremony
Nikolaus Romani (Innsbruck/AT) – Concluding remarks