2012 International Symposium on Dendritic Cells

We cordially invite you to the 12th International Symposium on Dendritic Cells to be held in Daegu, Korea from the 7th to 11th of October, 2012. The DC2012 program committee will organize various scientific programs as well as social programs so all of our participants will be able to enjoy our fascinating Korean culture and warm spirit of friendship. We hope to see you at Daegu in October!
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NA/RNA Sensors in Dendritic Cells
Prof. Yong-Jun Liu
University of Texas

Prof. Miriam Merad
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Prof. Michel Nussenzweig
Rockefeller University

Systems Vaccinology
Prof. Bali Pulendran
Emory University

T cell priming by dendritic cells
Prof. Federica Sallusto
Institute for Research in Biomedicine

The Organizing Committee of DC2012 express our deepest sympathies for the loss of our most respectful mentor Dr. Ralph M. Steinman, and extend our sincere condolences to his family.
Prof. Ralph Steinman
Rockefeller University
Development and function of dendritic cells
Caetano Reis e Sousa (Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, UK)
Differential functional contributions of monocyte-derived cells to gut homeostasis and inflammation as effector monocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells
Steffen Jung (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
Molecular control of dendritic cell development and homeostasis
Boris Reizis (Columbia University, USA)
The Function of microRNAs in Regulating the Development and Function of Dendritic Cells
Li Wu (The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia)
Revisiting the ontogeny of the mononuclear phagocyte system: embryonic and adult hematopoietic contributions
Florent Ginhoux (Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), Agency for Science, Technology and Research)
Cell Death Modalities and DC functions: implementations in anti-cancer therapies
Laurence Zitvogel (Institut Gustave Roussy, France)
Th17 Cells and Cancer
Chen Dong (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA)
Novel concepts in dendritic cell vaccination against cancer
Carl G. Figdor (Radboud University, Netherlands)
Reprogramming The Immune Environment In Cancer Via Dendritic Cells
Karolina Palucka (Baylor Research Institute, USA)
Symposium 3
Antigen Processing, Presentation and Autophagy
Antigen Presentation and Tcell activation by Dendritic cells
Sebastian Amigorena (Institut Curie – Inserm U932, France)
Dendritic cell subsets in immunity to virus and malaria
William Heath (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
Pathogen-mediated regulation of antigen processing via macroautophagy
Christian Münz (University of Zürich, Switzerland)
Autophagy: Molecular Machinery and Role in Diseases
Tamotsu Yoshimori (Osaka University, Japan)
Treg-DC interactions for Immune Regulation
Shimon Sakaguchi (Osaka University, Japan)
Innate immune pathways contributing to pathogenesis in tuberculosis
Anne O’Garra (The MRC National Institute for Medical Research, UK)
Regulation of signaling and gene expression by Innnate immune receptors
Tadatsugu Taniguchi (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Innate and adaptive responses to commensals during infections
Yasmine Belkaid (NIH, USA)
Symposium 5
Inflammation and Dendritic Cells
Dynamic regulation of cd8 Dendritic cell Development during Immune Responses
Kenneth M Murphy (Washington University School of Medicine, USA)
Tracking the fate of monocytes during resolution of inflammation
Gwendalyn Randolph (Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA)
A Lineage of Myeloid Cells Independent of Myb and Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Frederic Geissmann (King’s College London, UK)
Function of Tissue Resident Dendritic Cell Subsets
Daniel Kaplan (University of Minnesota, USA)
Cell Biology of Pathogen Detection, Processing and Presentation by Dendritic Cells
Jose A. Villadangos (The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), Australia)
Symposium 6
Pathogen recognition signaling and adjuvants
Nucleic acid recognition by innate immunity
Shizuo Akira (Osaka University, Japan)
Epigenetic regulation of dendritic cell differentiation and function
Xuetao Cao (Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China)
Microbial Pattern Recognition by Toll-like Receptors
Jie-Oh Lee (KAIST, Korea)
Self/non-self discrimination by Toll-like receptors
Gregory M. Barton (University of California-Berkeley, USA)

Rafi Ahmed (Emory University, USA)
Plasmacytoid DC and Macrophages in Innate Defense
Marco Colonna (Washington University School of Medicine, USA)
Imaging the immune response to Toxoplasma
Christopher A. Hunter (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Human dendritic cell deficiency
Matthew Collin (Newcastle University, UK)
Symposium 8
Autoimmunity, Allergy and Dendritic Cells
Natural Helper cell and Th2-type innate immune responses
Shigeo Koyasu (Keio University, Japan)
Role of steady state migrating DC in lymph node homeostasis and immune response
Reinhold Förster (Hannover Medical School, Germany)
Dendritic cells and bacterial handling
Maria Rescigno (European Institute of Oncology, Italy)
Crosstalk between epithelial cells and dendritic cells in the control of responses to inhaled allergens
Hamida Hammad (University of Ghent, Belgium)
Regulating the regulators: Molecular control of DC in vivo
Björn Clausen (University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Forum 1
Immunotherapy against cancer
Crafting cancer immunotherapy
Ira Mellman (Genentech, USA)
Jacques Banchereau (Hoffmann-la Roche Inc., USA)
Forum 2
Autoimmune Diseases
Gut Reactions: Immune pathways that control intestinal homeostatis
Fiona Powrie (University of Oxford, UK)
Dendritic cell-B cell interactions in human SLE
Virginia Pascual (Baylor Institute for Immunology Research (BRI), USA)
C-type lectin receptors in infection and immunity
Tuenis Geijtenbeek (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
TRIM-ming innate immune responses
Adolfo Garcia-Sastre (Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA)
Forum 4
Immunological disorders: Asthma, MS
Lung Dendritic cell biology in health and disease
Bart Lambrecht (Gent University, Belgium)
Antigen Specific Tolerance for Autoimmune Disease
Lawrence Steinman (Standford University, USA)

7 Oct - 11 Oct 2012

Korea (south)
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