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Track 1: Cellular Immunology
Main Symposium MS1.1T Cell Regulation
Date&Time: September 1, 2021 / 16:00 – 17:30
Chairs: Riitta LAHESMAA, Finland & Ann AGER, United Kingdom
Riitta LAHESMAA, Finland
Molecular Mechanisms of Human T Cell Differentiation
Shimon SAKAGUCHI, Japan
Control of Immune Responses by Regulatory T Cells
Dietmar ZEHN, Germany
Origin, Effector Function, and Immunopathology Driving Potential of
CD8 T Cells with or without an Exhausted Phenotype
Main Symposium MS1.2Regulation of Adaptive Immune Responses
Date&Time: September 2, 2021 / 17:15 – 18:45
Chairs: Ahmet GUL,Turkey & Asimina FYLAKTOU, Greece
Claudia MAURI, United Kingdom
Microbiota-Derived Metabolite in the Amelioration Arthritis: Novel Role of Serotonin Metabolites in B Cells Differentiation
Jannie BORST, The Netherland
Dendritic Cell Crosstalk in CD4 T Cell Help for the Cytotoxic
T Cell Response
A Novel and Human-Specific Role for the Complosome
in the Regulation of Chromatin Landscapes
Symposium S1.1Latest Insight on B Cell Effector Functions
Date&Time: September 1, 2021 / 11:15 – 12:30
Chairs: Marjolein van EGMOND, The Netherlands & Guher SARUHAN DIRESKENLI, Turkey
Marieke van HAM, The Netherland
Dissecting Human in vitro Plasma Cell Differentiation Routes
Using Single-Cell RNA Sequencing
Simon FILLATREAU, France
Regulatory Plasma Cells: Identification & Therapeutic Utilization
Marion ESPELI, France
Unravelling Novel Aspects of the Cell Biology of Plasma Cells
Symposium S1.2Myeloid Cells
Date&Time: September 4, 2021 / 10:30 – 11:45
Chairs: Trevor OWENS, Denmark & Ivana STOJANOVIC, Serbia
Massimo LOCATI, Italy
Role of the Tetraspan MS4A4A Protein in Myeloid Cell Functions
Timo van den BERG, The Netherland
The CD47-SIRP Alpha Myeloid Immune Checkpoint in Cancer
Sarah WALMSLEY, United Kingdom
Hypoxia Neutrophils and Inflammation
Symposium S1.3NK Cell Biology from Basic Science to
Clinical Therapy
Date&Time: September 2, 2021 / 11:30 – 12:45
Chairs: Eric VIVIER, France & Ofer MANDELBOIM, Israel
Carsten WATZL, Germany
Inside the Mind of a Killer Novel Insights into the Cytotoxic
Mechanisms of Natural Killer Cells
Mira BARDA-SAAD, Israel
Suppressing the Suppressors-Intracellular Inhibitory Checkpoint
Pathways as Targets for Next-Generation NK-Cell Based Therapies
Eric VIVIER, France
Harnessing Innate Immunity for Patients: From Cancer to COVID-19
Symposium S1.4Regulatory T Cells in Health and Disease
Date&Time: September 3, 2021 / 09:30 – 10:45
Chairs: Jelena BEZBRADICA MIRKOVIC, United Kingdom &
Markus FEUERER, Germany
Markus FEUERER, Germany
Regulatory T Cells in Nonlymphoid Tissues in Man and Mouse
Silvia PICONESE, Italy
Metabolic Control of Treg Expansion in Cancer
Nils LANDEGREN, Sweden
Targets of the Immune System in the IPEX Syndrome
Symposium S1.5 – EFIS-IL: B Cell Differentiation and
Function in Health and Disease
Date&Time: September 3, 2021 / 17:15 – 18:30
Chairs: Jitka FUCIKOVA, Czech – Republic &
Chrysoula NIKOLAOU, Greece
Andrea CERUTTI, Spain
New Insights into Mucosal Antibody Responses
Lars NITSCHKE, Germany
Siglecs: Inhibitors of B Cell Responses and Leukemia Progression
Idit SHACHAR, Israel
Molecular Mechanisms Regulating B Cell Survival in Health and Disease




Track 2: Molecular Immunology
MAIN SYMPOSIUM MS2.1 Immunomodulation and Aging
Date&Time: September 1, 2021 / 16:00 – 17:30
Chairs: Megan MACLEOD, United Kingdom & TBA
Graham PAWELEC, Germany
How can we predict vaccine responsiveness in older adults?
Arne AKBAR, United Kingdom
Altered Cellular Interaction Leading to Decreased Immunity
During Ageing
Anna Katharina SIMON, United Kingdom
Role of Autophagy in Immune Aging
MAIN SYMPOSIUM MS2.2Cell Death in Immunology
Date&Time: September 2, 2021 / 11:30 – 13:00
Chairs: Anita MILICIC, United Kingdom & TBA
Guido KROEMER, France
Immunogenic Cell Death: Endogenous and Exogenous Adjuvant Signals
Mayda GURSEL, Turkey
Elevated Type I IFN Levels Trigger NETosis in DNA Repair Deficiencies
Arturo ZYCHLINSKY, Germany
Extracellular Function in Immunity
SYMPOSIUM S2.1 Microbiota and the Immune System
Date&Time: September 1, 2021 / 11:15 – 12:30
Chairs: Eva SVERREMARK-EKSTRÖM, Sweden & Ayca SAYI YAZGAN, Turkey
The Gut Environment as an Instructor for Immune
Maturation and Function
Emma SLACK, Switzerland
Secretory Antibodies in the Intestinal Ecosystem
Steffen JUNG, Israel
Probing Tissue Macrophage Functions
SYMPOSIUM S2.2 Innate to Adaptive
Date&Time: September 2, 2021 / 17:15 – 18:30
Chairs: Paloma Sanchez MATEOS, Spain & Winfried PICKL, Austria
Felix WENSVEEN, Croatia
Why We Get Sick; Interactions Between the Immune and
Endocrine Systems during Viral Infection
Alexander SCHEFFOLD, Germany
Antigen-Specificity in Human Immunopathologies
Janneke SAMSOM, The Netherlands
Loss of Innate and Adaptive Immune Regulation in
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
SYMPOSIUM S2.3 – Challenges in Vaccinology
Date&Time: September 3, 2021 / 09:30 – 10:45
Chairs: Africa González FERNANDEZ, Spain & Ursula WIEDERMANN, Austria 
Rita CARSETTI, Italy
Innate and Adaptive B Cell Memory: Pros and Cons of Specialization
Ed LAVELLE, Ireland
Novel Vaccine Adjuvant Strategies to Promote Cell Mediated Immunity
Katrina POLLOCK, United Kingdom
Self-Amplifying RNA Technology;
Precision Vaccines for this Pandemic and the Next
SYMPOSIUM S2.4COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Regulatory Issues:
What We Have Learnt from the Pandemics?
Date&Time: September 3, 2021 / 17:15 – 18:30
Chairs: Stefan KAUFMANN, Germany & Selim BADUR, Turkey
Vaccine Development and Fair Distribution Efforts during
COVID-19 Pandemic
Covid Vaccines & Regulatory Issues
Grigory EFIMOV, Russia
T Cell Responses of COVID-19 Patients
SYMPOSIUM S2.5 – EFIS-IL: Non-Coding RNA and
Regulation in Immune Cells
Date&Time: September 4, 2021 / 10:30 – 11:45
Chairs: Luljeta NEZIRI-AHMETAJ, Kosovo & Juergen WITTMANN, Germany
Silvia MONTICELLI, Switzerland
MicroRNA-Mediated Regulation of Primary Human T Lymphocytes
Gioacchina NATOLI, Italy
The Macrophage Epigenome and the Control of Inflammatory
Gene Expression
Flavia BAZZONI, Italy
Regulation of Innate Immunity by Non-Coding RNAs


Track 3: Diseases and Immune Responses
MAIN SYMPOSIUM MS3.1Mucosal Immune Response
Date&Time: September 1, 2021 / 16:00 – 17:30
Chairs: Kingston MILLS, Ireland & Constantin CAROLINA, Romania
Kingston MILLS, Ireland
The Role of IL-17-Secreting Tissue-Resident Memory
CD4 T Cells in Protection Against Bordetella Pertussisinfection of the Nasal Mucosae
Bart LAMBRECHT, Belgium
A crystal view on mucosal type 2 immunity in asthma
Ludvig SOLLID, Norway
Gut Immune Responses: What have We Learnt from Celiac Disease?
MAIN SYMPOSIUM MS3.2 Innate Immune Response
Date&Time: September 2, 2021 / 11:30 – 13:00
Chairs: Mihai NETEA, The Netherlands & Sergei NEDOSPASOV,Germany
Shizuo AKIRA, Japan
Regnase-1 as a Regulator of Metabolism and Immune Responses
David SANCHO, Spain
Connecting Myeloid Cell Metabolism and Function
Mihai NETEA, The Netherlands
Trained Immunity: A Memory for Innate Host Defense
MAIN SYMPOSIUM MS3.3Autoimmune Diseases
Date&Time: September 3, 2021 / 17:15 – 18:45
Chairs: Renato MONTEIRO, France & Barbaros ORAL, Turkey
Romana HOEFTBERGER, Austria
Neuropathology of Antibody-Associated Autoimmune
Diseases of the Brain
Burkhard BECHER, Switzerland
T Cell-Phagocyte Crosstalk in Chronic Inflammation
Marco PRINZ, Germany
Myeloid Cell Diversity during Neuroinflammation
SYMPOSIUM S3.1 Immunometabolism
Date&Time: September 1, 2021 / 11:15 – 12:30
Chairs: Hannes STOCKINGER, Austria & Guadalupe SABIO, Spain
Marc VELDHOEN, Portugal
Generating and Maintaining Tissue Resident T Cells
Amirem ARIEL, Israel
IFNß is a Novel Effector Cytokine in Resolving
Inflammation and Skin Fibrosis
Guenter WEISS, Austria
Regulatory Interaction Between Iron Homeostasis,
Innate Immune Function and Infections
SYMPOSIUM S3.2 – Aging of the Immune System
Date&Time: September 4, 2021 / 10:30 – 11:45
Chairs: Rene van LIER, The Netherlands & Delphine SAUCE, France
Delphine SAUCE, France
Impact of Inflammatory Status on Resilience in the Elderly
Jacek M. WITKOWSKI, Poland
Role of Modified Proteodynamics in Aging of the Immune
System and Its Consequences
T Cells in Age-Related Disorders
SYMPOSIUM S3.3Immunotherapy in Transplantation
Date&Time: September 3, 2021 / 09:30 – 10:45
Chairs: Marcos Lopez HOYOS, Spain & Chiara ROMAGNANI, Germany
Jordi OCHANDO, Spain
Targeting Trained Immunity in Transplantation and Cancer
Giovanna LOMBARDI, United Kingdom
The Future of Treg Therapy: From Polyclonal to
Genetically Modified Tregs
Christine FALK, Germany
Immunotherapy and Chimerism on Organ Transplantation
SYMPOSIUM S3.4Cell Signaling
Date&Time: September 4, 2021 / 12:00 – 13:15
Chairs: Sandra BEER-HAMMER, Germany &
Alexandra TSIROGIANNI, Greece
Sandra BEER-HAMMER, Germany
The Role of SLy Proteins in Immune Responses
Kjetil TASKEN, Norway
Immunoregulatory Signal Networks and Tumor
Immune Evasion Mechanisms
Michael RETH, Germany
The Humoral Immune Response against SARS-CoV2
SYMPOSIUM S3.5 – COVID-19 Vaccine Development
Date&Time: September 2, 2021 / 17:15 – 18:30
Chairs: Adrian HAYDAY, United Kingdom & Mayda GURSEL, Turkey
Francesco ANNUNZIATO, Italy
Cell-mediated and humoral adaptive immune responses to Sars-CoV-2 S protein in COVID-19 patients and vaccinated subjects
Teresa LAMBE, United Kingdom
Story of the Development of Oxford Adenovirus Vector
Based Vaccine Against COVID-19 Pandemic
Antibody Responses to SARS-CoV-2 Spike after
Infection and Vaccination


Track 4: Innovative Technologies & Immunotherapies
MAIN SYMPOSIUM MS4.1 – Immunological Mechanisms in Allergic Diseases and Immunotherapy
Date&Time: September 1, 2021 / 16:00 – 17:30
Chairs: Erika JENSEN-JAROLIM, Austria & Mübeccel AKDIS, Switzerland
Mübeccel AKDIS, Switzerland
Novel B Cell Subsets and their Role in Immune Regulation
Rudolf VALENTA, Austria
Prophylactic Vaccination of Allergy
Mohamed SHAMJI, United Kingdom
Novel insights into mechanisms and biomarkers of
allergen immunotherapy
MAIN SYMPOSIUM MS4.2Dendritic Cells in Immune Response
Date&Time: September 2, 2021 / 11:30 – 13:00
Chairs: Francesca GRANUCCI, Italy &  Andrey TCHORBANOV, Bulgaria
Francesca GRANUCCI, Italy
Dendritic Cells in COVID-19 and other Inflammatory Conditions
Yvette VAN KOOYK, The Netherlands
DC Targeted Nanovaccines for the Induction of Immunity or Tolerance
Silvia GREGORI, Italy
IL-10-Related Regulatory Cell Biology and Applications to
Control Unwanted Immune Responses
MAIN SYMPOSIUM MS4.3New technologies in
Immunology Research
Date&Time: September 3, 2021 / 17:15 – 18:45
Chairs: Daniela BOSISIO, Italy & Christoph BOCK, Austria
Muzlifah HANIFFA, United Kingdom
Decoding the Developing Human Immune System
Sarah TEICHMANN, United Kingdom
Cell Atlas Technologies to Decipher Immunity
Christoph BOCK, Austria
Looking into the Past and Future of Cells: Single-Cell
Analysis of Epigenetic Cell States in Immunology and Cancer
SYMPOSIUM S4.1 Visualizing Lymphocytes Signaling
Date&Time: September 1, 2021 / 11:15 – 12:30
Chairs: Balbino ALARCON, Spain & Loredana SAVEANU, France
Loredana SAVEANU, France
Endosomal Signaling via ITAM Coupled Immune Receptors
Claire HIVROZ, France
Intracellular Traffic of Signaling Proteins: How does it Affect
T Cell Activation?
Erdinç SEZGİN, Sweden
Using Synthetic Biology to Understand Immune Signalling
SYMPOSIUM S4.2Cancer Immunotherapy
Date&Time: September 2, 2021 / 17:15 – 18:30
Chairs: Suhendan EKMEKCIOGLU, USA &
Tanja de GRUJIL, The Netherlands
Tolga SUTLU, Turkey
Antigen-Specific Retargeting of Natural Killer Cells for
Cancer Immunotherapy
Linde MEYAARD, The Netherlands
Novel Immune Checkpoint Receptors in Cancer Therapy
Tanja de GRUIJL, The Netherlands
Local Interventions with Global Impact:
Targeting Tumor-Draining Lymph Nodes
SYMPOSIUM S4.3Emerging Tools in Immune Response
Date&Time: September 3, 2021 / 09:30 – 10:45
Chairs: Arzu L. ARAL, Turkey & Katerina TARASSI, Greece
Romain RONCAGALLI, France
Integrated Approaches to Decipher the TCR Signaling Network
Wolfgang PARAK, Germany
Quantitative Tools to Investigate the Interaction of
Colloidal Nanoparticles with Biology
Ioannis THEODOROU, France
Analyzing the Antibody Response with Machine Learning Algorithms
SYMPOSIUM S4.4Perspectives in Single Cell Analysis
Date&Time: September 4, 2021 / 10:30 – 11:45
Chairs: Luis GRACA, Portugal & Muzzlifah HANIFFA, United Kingdom
Petter BRODIN, Sweden
Human Systems Immunology
Bertram BENGSCH, Germany
Deep Immune Profiling of Exhausted and Resident T Cells by
Mass Cytometry: Implications for Personalized Immunotherapy
Mir-Farzin MASHREGHI, Germany
Deciphering the Transcriptional and Clonal Heterogeneity of
Adaptive Immune Cells in Chronic Inflammation
SYMPOSIUM S4.5 – EFIS – IL: TCC_EUROPE: T Cells in High Dimension – from Individuality to Population Dynamics
Date&Time: September 4, 2021 / 12:00 – 13:15
Chairs: Wilfried ELLMEIER, Austria & Lucy WALKER, United Kingdom
Yang LI, The Netherlands
Big Data Approach for Individualised Infection Medicine:
Translating Genetic Variation into Immune Functions
Michelle LINTERMAN, United Kingdom
How Ageing Impacts the Immune Response to Vaccination
Tom TAGHON, Belgium
Dissection of the Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Human
T Cell Development