Homeostasis of Mucosal Barriers

Symposium on the occasion of the thesis defense of Bruno Sovran MSc


9:00-9:15 Chairman: Prof. dr Jerry Wells   Welcome

9:15-9:45 Prof. dr  Joost van Neerven

Professor Mucosal Immunology Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

Immune homeostasis in early life: the role of mucosal barriers and the environment

9:45-10:15  Dr. Philippe Langella

Director Commensals and Probiotics-Host interactions, Institute MICALIS INRA Jouy en Josas, France

Use of a chronic low-grade inflammation model to evaluate the impact of probiotics and commensals on epithelial barrier integrity

10:15-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:15 Prof. dr Dirk Haller

Chair Nutrition and Immunology, Technische Universit├Ąt  Munchen, Germany

Impact of the unfolded stress response for gut homeostasis

11:15-11:45 Dr. Malin Johansson

Institute of Biomedicine Gothenburg, Sweden 

Mucus, a dynamic protective system in the gut

11:45 Closing

Public PhD defence Bruno Sovran

16:00-17:00 Aula Wageningen University, Generaal Foulkesweg 1, Wageningen

Mucus and Gut Barrier in Health and Disease

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