"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.
7-9 DEC (2014)
Castellammare di Stabia
Francesco Colucci and Ashley Moffett
(University of Cambridge, UK)
S. Fontana, A. Di Giacomo, T. Reynolds