top of page

"The Maternal Immune System in Pregnancy"


Annette Nakimuli (Makarere University, Kampala, Uganda) Diverse genes cause susceptibility to pregnancy disorders

Alison Elliott (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda) Infections and immunity in pregnancy

Tamara Tilburg (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) T-cell immunity during pregnancy

Marisa Alegre (University of Chicago) Transplantation tolerance

Elizabeth Simpson (Imperial College, London)  Multiple histocompatibility antigens:  the embryo as a sitting target

Jakob Michaelsson (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm) The fetal immune system

John Trowsdale (Cambridge, UK) The ABC of KIR and HLA Ashley

Moffett (Cambridge, UK) KIR and HLA as tools in population history

Francesco Colucci (Cambridge, UK) Experimental approaches to dissect the immunogenetics of pregnancy

Anthony De Tomaso (University of California, Santa Barbara)  Evolution of allorecognition

Angela Santoni (University of Rome “La Sapienza”) Leukocyte trafficking

Ennio Carbone (Karolinska Institute and University of Catanzaro, Italy) Tumor immunity

Tom Gajewski (University of Chicago) Cancer immuno-therapy based on breaking tolerance

Pregnancy disorders affect millions of women worldwide and are unusually common in Africa and other underdeveloped countries. This Course will bring together experts in reproductive immunology with experts in areas at the intersection of immunology with cancer, transplantation and infection with the aim to understand the biological factors underlying pregnancy complications.

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

Scientific Programme

7-9 DEC (2014)

Castellammare di Stabia

(Naples) Italy

Course Directors:

Francesco Colucci and Ashley Moffett

(University of Cambridge, UK)

Organizing Committee:     

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

bottom of page