Preliminary Programme 2018

    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