Symposium 'Macrophage biology in the single-cell era'

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Medewerkers, Alumni, Bedrijven
26-10-2017 12:00 tot 27-10-2017 17:15
UGent-VIB-onderzoeksgebouw, Technologiepark 927, 9052 Zwijnaarde
Door wie
VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research (GE01/WE14/WE10)
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Meet leaders in the macrophage field and pioneers of novel single-cell technologies and join us in the scientific exchange and insightful discussions.

Despite the fact that macrophages are one of the oldest immune cells known to man, this field is currently undergoing a thrilling revival as recent technological advances have revealed the fascinating diversity of macrophages and their essential functions in many processes. Importantly, it is now clear that macrophages in inflamed tissues comprise distinct subsets that differ in cellular origin and functional specialization.

Technological advances now permit the transcriptomic profiling and precise tissue localization of macrophages at the single-cell level, but these advances also bring puzzling questions regarding the inter- and intracellular networks that control macrophage function.

To help meet these exciting challenges and to create a fruitful setting for future collaborations by stimulating scientific exchange and insightful discussions, this meeting will bring together leaders in the macrophage field as well as pioneers of novel single-cell technologies.