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The 6th International Symposium of WPI IFReC "Immunology at the Forefront "

2015-2-23 (Mon) - 2015-2-24 (Tue)

This symposium is a forum for discussing results of new research regarding immunology. 17 scientists from Japan and abroad will present their latest achievements at this two-day symposium, providing the latest information about basic and clinical immunology. Don't miss your chance to attend this very exciting symposium!

This symposium will be conducted in English. Unfortunately, no interpretation service is available.

Dates and Times

  • Monday, February 23, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00. p.m.

Venue: Knowledge Theater, Knowledge Capital, Grand Front OSAKA
There is no admission fee for attending this symposium.
Please register in advance. To register, please click 

Date and Time: Monday, February 23, 2015, 6:00pm -
Venue: Inter Continental Osaka
A fee of 1,000 yen will be collected from persons attending.
Please register in advance. To register, please click here.


 Date  Time Speaker Title
Feb. 23 10:00 am

Opening Remarks

10:15 am Yumiko Imai
Akita University, Japan
Dynamic nuclear interactions between influenza virus and its host
10:45 am Yukinori Okada
Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
Human genetics contribute to disease biology, clinical medicine, and drug discovery
11:15 am Magnus Rattray
University of Manchester, UK
Insights into transcription dynamics and gene regulation from non-parametric modelling
11:45 am


1:30 am Gabriel D. Victora
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA
Cellular and Clonal Dynamics in Germinal Centers
2:00 pm Kenji Kabashima
Kyoto University, Japan
Perivascular leukocyte clusters are essential for efficient effector T cell activation in the skin
2:30 pm Paola Di Meglio
MRC National Institute for Medical Research, UK
A tale of mice and men: the Aryl hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR) as inflammatory brake in psoriasis
3:00 pm


3:30 pm Markus Feuerer
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Immune control maintained by specialized regulatory cells
4:00 pm Daniel Gray
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
How apoptosis controls regulatory T cell differentiation and homeostasis in steady-state and disease
4:30 pm Hiroyoshi Nishikawa
Osaka University
Regulatory T cells in tumor immunity
6:00 pm


 Date  Time Speaker Title
Feb. 24 10:00 am Ryu Okumura
Osaka University
Lypd8 maintains gut homeostasis by segregating commensal bacteria and colonic epithelia
10:30 am Takashi Satoh
Osaka University
The physiological role and differentiation mechanism of various M2 macrophages
11:00 am Sho Yamasaki
Kyushu University, Japan
Regulation of Immune Responses through C-type Lectin Receptors
11:30 am


1:00 pm Joseph C. Sun
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
The RAG recombinase dictates functional heterogeneity and cellular fitness in natural killer cells
1:30 pm Hisashi Arase
Osaka University
Cellular misfolded proteins rescued from protein degradation by MHC class II molecules are targets for autoantibodies in autoimmune diseases
2:00 pm Yeonseok Chung
Seoul National University, Korea
Cross-Regulation of Atherosclerosis and Autoimmunity
2:30 pm


3:00 pm Neil Harrison
Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK
Sickness behaviours: Imaging the effects of peripheral inflammation on human brain structure and function
3:30 pm Ben Seymour
Osaka University
Pain: A Behavioural System for Human Defence
4:00 pm

Closing remarks

Date: 2015-2-23 (Mon) - 2015-2-24 (Tue)
Organizer: Immunology Frontier Research Center Osaka University (IFReC)
Contact: Immunology Frontier Research Center Osaka University

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