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"Innate Immunity:from Evolution to Revolution"

Innate Immunity: Evolution

Jean March Reichhart (Strasbourg, France) – Drosophila and human innate immunity: an evolutionary perspective

Jonathan Ewbank (Marseille, France) – Innate immunity in C. elegans


Innate Immunity:  Effector  and Regulatory Mechanisms

Alberto Mantovani (Milan, Italy) –  The humoral arm of innate immunity and its interplay with cellular regulatory mechanisms

Siamon Gordon (Oxford, UK) – Macrophages in infection and malignancy

Susanna Cardell (Gothenburg, Sweden) – NKT cells in mice and human and their effectors and regulatory mechanisms

Lorenzo Moretta (Genoa, Italy) – Human NK cell receptors and function

Francesco Tedesco (Trieste, Italy) – The complement system: a new life for an old system

Francesca Granucci (Milan, Italy) – Innate immunity and toll-like Receptor (TLR)

Christian Münz (Zurich, Switzerland) – DC biology and therapy

Niels Borregaard (Copenhagen, Denmark) -- Basic and translational aspects of neutrophils


Innate Immunity in Therapy

Andrea Velardi (Perugia, Italy) – Progress in NK cell immunotherapy in haploidentical hematopoietic transplantation

Edward Lavelle (Dublin, Ireland) – Innate immunity and adjuvants in vaccine design

Dieter Kabelitz (Kiel, Germany) – Gamma delta T cell biology and its use in therapy

The Course takes place in memory and in honour of the Ceppellini School Founder Serafino Zappacosta.

Scientific Programme

31 OCT-

Sorrento,  Italy

Course Directors:

Klas Kärre (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden),

Lorenzo Moretta (Giannina Gaslini Institute, Genoa, Italy),

Ennio Carbone (Magna Graecia University, Catanzaro, Italy).

Organizing Committee:     

S. Fontana, A. Di Giacomo, T. Reynolds 

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