Sunday 29th April

Evening registration

Monday 30st April Introduction to the fish immune system

Introduction to fish cytokines (Steve Bird, Univ Waikato)

• Macrophages and pattern recognition receptors (Geert Wiegertjes, CBI)

• Leukocyte responses during inflammation (Dan Barreda, Univ Alberta)

• Neutrophils of zebrafish (Phil Elks, Univ Sheffield)

• Introduction to fish T cells (Maria Forlenza, CBI)

• Anti-inflammatory cytokines (Carla Piazzon, CSIC)

• Macrophage metabolism (Annelieke Wentzel, CBI)

• TLR signalling in fish (Alex Rebl, FBN)


Evening poster session (i)

Tuesday 1st May Mucosal immunity

• Mucosal Immunity in zebrafish (Sylvia Brugman, CBI)

• Gut health and microbiota (Sam Martin, SFIRC, Aberdeen)

• Successes and challenges of oral vaccination (Carmen Embregts, CBI)


Practicals in the afternoon


• Cellular assays in innate immunity (technical staff CBI) or

• PC-based practicals on transcriptome information (Sam Martin, SFIRC, Aberdeen, UK)

Evening poster session (ii)

Wednesday 2nd May Lymphocytes as mediators of acquired immunity

• Fish B lymphocytes (Carolina Tafalla, INIA, Spain)

• Cell-mediated cytotoxicity (Uwe Fischer, FLI)

• B and T cell repertoires (Pierre Boudinot, INRA)

Practicals in the afternoon


• Humoral responses (technical staff CBI) or

• Synteny searches in fish genomes (Steve Bird)

Evening Workshop dinner

Thursday 3rd May Fish immune stimulation

• CRISPR/Cas9 genome-edited salmonid cells (Bertrand Collet, INRA)

• Beneficial microbes to combat infections of fish (Irene de Bruijn, NIOO)

• Beta glucans as immune modulators (Jules Petit, CBI)

• Fish at the interface of animal, human and environmental health (Dan Barreda, UA)

• Workshop evaluation (Geert Wiegertjes, CBI) and poster prize award