Lecture series Infection & Immunity: "IMMUNE RECEPTOR SIGNALING IN HOST DEFENSE AND CANCER" - Prof Jürgen Ruland
06/12/2018 11:00 to 06/12/2018 14:00 (Europe/Luxembourg)
Prof Jürgen Ruland is Chair for Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry at the Department of Medicine Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, Germany.
Pathogen sensing by receptors of the innate and adaptive immune system is essential host defense against infection.
Moreover, immune cells are in principle also capable of recognizing and destroying cancer cells. Yet, aberrant immune signaling can also directly promote initiation and development of malignant disease by creating inflammatory environments and by suppressing natural antitumor immune responses. Furthermore,
immune cells themselves can be targets of malignant transformation,
and human lymphomas and leukemias are frequently driven by mutations influencing immune receptor signaling pathways.
Along these lines, we will discuss new insights into the regulation and function of C-type lectin receptors (CLRs)
and their associated signaling pathways in innate immunity and within tumor microenvironments and current results related to the mechanisms through which deregulated signals from antigen receptors promote lymphomagenesis.
11:00 - 12:00 : LECTURE
Lycée Technique d'Esch/Alzette - Salle de projection audiovisuelle
12:30 - 14:00 : 'meet & eat'
House of BioHealth
Room Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
Registration required for the 'Meet & Eat' - send us an email.
About the Lecture & Workshop series - Infection & Immunity
The LIH Lecture Series and Workshops in Infection and Immunity, supported by the FNR, are gathering internationally recognised speakers to address topics around Infection and Immunity. Twelve lectures will be organised in 2018, followed by workshops especially dedicated to early-stage researchers. Please find here the full programme for 2018.
Attendance to the lectures and workshops are free of charge. Should you be interested in registering for the workshops, please feel free to do so by sending us an email.