Symposium 'Auto-inflammatory pathways from bench to bedside'

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26-06-2018 from 09:15 to 12:15
UGent-VIB-onderzoeksgebouw, Technologiepark 927, 9052 Zwijnaarde
Dr. Andy Wullaert and Prof. Mo Lamkanfi
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Leading international investigators will discuss their latest work on auto-immunity. The symposium is for free, registration is not required.

Presentations will cover topics ranging from molecular mechanisms of auto-inflammation up to the clinical diagnosis of autoinflammatory diseases and therapeutic applications. The following talks will be given:

Dr. Hamid Kashkar (University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany)
Cell death upon infection: how Gram-negative entero-invasive bacteria manipulate death of the epithelium

Dr. Petr Broz (University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Host guanylate-binding proteins in cell-autonomous immunity

Dr. Egil Lien (University of Massachusetts, Worcester MA, USA)
Bacterial regulation of Pyrin inflammasome activation

Dr. Piero Portincasa (University Medical School of Bari, Bari, Italy)
Novel therapeutics for the treatment of familial Mediterranean fever: from colchicine to biologics

Dr. Filomeen Haerynck (Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium)
When less is more: Roquin 1 and hyperinflammatory syndrome