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Fish Immunology / Vaccination Workshop

Organisator Cell Biology & Immunology Group, Wageningen University
Datum

zo 26 april 2015 tot do 30 april 2015


PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

Sunday 26th April

Evening registration

Monday 27th April       Introduction to the fish immune system

  • The use of animals in experimental research (Frauke Ohl, Utrecht Univ)
  • Macrophages and pattern recognition receptors (Geert Wiegertjes, CBI)
  • Neutrophils (Lidy van Kemenade, CBI)
  • Introduction to lymphocytes (Bernd Kollner, FLI, DE)
  • Introduction to fish cytokines (Steve Bird, Univ Waikatoo, NZ)
  • Mucosal immunity in zebrafish (Sylvia Brugman, CBI)
  • The power of the immune system (Huub Savelkoul, CBI) Evening poster session (i)

Tuesday 28th April      Cytokines as mediators of the immune system
  • Inflammatory cytokines (Maria Forlenza, CBI)
  • Anti-inflammatory cytokines (Carla Piazzon, CSIC, ES)
  • Innate antiviral immunity in fish : IFN, IFNRs and IFN responsive genes (Pierre Boudinot, INRA, FR)
  • Individual monitoring of fish during disease (Bertrand Collet, Marine Scotland, UK)

       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 29th April   Lymphocytes as mediators of acquired immunity

  • Cell-mediated cytotoxicity (Uwe Fischer, FLI, DE)
  • Vaccine development against nodavirus (Giuseppe Scapigliati, Univ Tuscia, IT)
  • Salmonid alpha virus vaccine development (Gorben Pijlman, Lab. Virology)

       Practicals in the afternoon

  • Humoral responses (technical staff CBI) or
  • PC-based practicals on synteny searches in fish genomes (Steve Bird)

Evening Workshop dinner

Thursday 30th April    Fish vaccination

  • Cytokines as mediators of fish vaccines (Chris Secombes, SFIRC, Aberdeen, UK)
  • DNA vaccination approaches (Niels Lorenzen, Aarhus Univ, DK)
  • Identification of potential protective antigens for fish vaccines (Sandra Adams, Univ Stirling, UK)
  • Workshop evaluation (Geert Wiegertjes, CBI)