Monocyten symposium 28 & 29 november 2019

Course date: 28 November 2019 - 29 November 2019
Location: Erasmus MC Ae-4.06

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NB. 28 November: Monocyten Symposium
        29 November: Masterclasses

PLEASE Register yourself for the day you will actually attend (day 1, day 2 or both days)!
So if you are not planning to attend the masterclasses, only register for day 1!

"MoMaDC mini-symposium: "Monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells and Metabolism” 

The intracellular metabolism in monocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs) appears crucial for the function of these critical controllers of innate and adaptive immunity. They undergo profound metabolic reprogramming in response to environmental cues, such as hypoxia or nutrient alterations, but also upon triggering by danger signals and cytokines. Therefore, metabolic alterations in monocytes, macrophages and DCs appear crucial to maintain immune homeostasis and metabolic dysregulation could lead to disease pathology. 

In this mini-symposium, we aim to reach investigators, including PhD and MSc students, from different departments at Erasmus MC as well as other academic institutions, who are interested in learning and discussing the state-of-the-art in this field. Opinion leaders, including Thomas Weichhart (Vienna), Sophie Janssens (Ghent) and Jan Van den Bossche (Amsterdam) will share their latest insights with us.

Related to this mini-symposium there will be a possibility for young investigators (PhD students, early-career postdocs and MSc students) to join a masterclass with the keynote speakers on Friday morning November 29th. 

Participation in the mini-symposium and/or the masterclass is free of charge, but please sign up via this website to ensure your place.”

Organizers:  Mirjam Kool, Pieter Leenen

Date, Time & Location
Thursday 28 November 2019, 13.00; Ae-4.06
Friday 29 November 2019, Ae-4.06
Thursday 28 November: 
Monocytes, Macrophages, Dendritic Cells and Metabolism
MoMaDC platform mini-symposium
See Program attached

Friday 29 November: Masterclasses:

A masterclass will be held in conjunction with the mini-symposium on monocyte / macrophage / DC and metabolism. This masterclass will provide a unique opportunity for young investigators of the MolMed research school to pitch their work, and discuss it with opinion leaders in the field. Dr. Sophie Janssens and Prof.Dr. Thomas Weichhart will moderate discussion sessions.

The masterclass is open to PhD students, early-career postdocs and MSc students, who are encouraged to apply for a slot at one of the discussion tables. The format will be that you will present (part of) your work in a 5-minute pitch in a group of maximally 6 people, and solicit and discuss suggestions, comments, etc. The topic of your pitch should fit in the context of the MolMed research school, but does not necessarily need to be restricted to the field of expertise of the moderator. Both experimental results obtained in ongoing research projects as well as mature or immature research proposals can be brought for discussion. Motto of the class is: ”Pick those brains!”

Based on the number and nature of applications, the organizers will seek to adjust the composition of the discussion tables to optimize interactions.

Full participation is 0,15 ECTS.


Course fees 
Participation in both days is free

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