Preliminary Programme 2022

Sunday April 24st

  • Evening registration at Hotel ’WICC’
  • Dinner (on own costs of the participants)


Monday April 25th            Introduction to the fish immune system

  • Geert Wiegertjes (Wageningen Univ, NL): Introduction to the workshop
  • Steve Bird (Univ Waikato, NZ): Fish cytokines
  • Carolina Tafalla (INIA, ES): Fish chemokines
  • coffee break
  • Maria Forlenza (Wageningen Univ, NL): Fish T cells
  • lunch
  • Geert Wiegertjes (Wageningen Univ, NL): Fish macrophages
  • Phil Elks (Sheffield Univ, UK): Zebrafish neutrophils
  • coffee break
  • Pierre Boudinot (INRA, FR): Fish B cells and their repertoires
  • dinner
  • Evening Poster session 1


Tuesday April 26th            Gut mucosal immunity

  • Sam Martin (Univ Aberdeen, UK): Gut and gill health: interaction with microbiota
  • Sylvia Brugman (Wageningen Univ, NL): Mucosal immunity in zebrafish
  • coffee break
  • Carla Piazzon (CSIC, ES): Gut mucosal immunity in gilthead seabream
  • lunch
  • group photo
  • Practicals:

    • Hands-on assays in fish immunology – part A (staff AFI) or
    • Transcriptome analysis: general and practical aspects (Sam Martin, Univ Aberdeen, UK)
  • dinner
  • Evening Poster session 2

Wednesday April 27th      Anti-viral responses

  • Pierre Boudinot (INRA, FR): Interferons and anti-viral responses
  • Uwe Fischer (FLI, DE): Cell-mediated cytotoxicity
  • coffee break
  • Bertrand Collet (INRAE, FR): In vitro cell lines for anti-viral studies
  • lunch
  • Practicals:

    • Hands-on assays in fish immunology – part B (staff AFI) or
    • Gene discovery through synteny (Steve Bird, Univ Waikato, NZ)
  • workshop closing dinner


Thursday April 28th         Fish vaccination

  • Daisy Vanrompay (Ghent University): Trained immunity in shrimps
  • Oystein Evensen (NMBU, Norway): Vaccination of Atlantic salmon
  • coffee break
  • Niels Lorenzen (DTU): Fish DNA vaccines – basic and applied aspects
  • closure with poster prize awards
  • lunch