Homeostasis of Mucosal Barriers

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

Organised by Host Microbe Interactomics, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences (WIAS), Food Technology Agrobiotechnology Nutrition and Health Sciences (VLAG)

Fri 23 October 2015 09:00 to 11:45

Venue Zodiac, gebouwnummer 122
De Elst 1
6708 WD Wageningen
Room A0107


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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