ISI 2018 Meeting – Programme


    Thursday, 30th August 2018
    08:00 – 08:50 Conference Registration
    08:50 – 09:00 Conference Open/Welcome: Prof. Ed Lavelle, Trinity College Dublin
    President, Irish Society for Immunology
    Chair: Prof Padraic Fallon, Trinity College Dublin
    09:00 – 09:40 Pellino E3 ubiquitin ligases and their emerging roles in innate immunity
    Prof. Paul Moynagh
    Maynooth University, Ireland
    09:40 – 10:20 Alternative macrophage activation
    Prof. Judith Allen
    University of Manchester, U.K.
    10:20 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee, Posters and Trade Exhibitions
    11:00 – 11:15 S01: Activation of PPARα/δ pathway contributes to Natural Killer cell functional and metabolic defects in obesity
    Rosin Loftus
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    11:15 – 11:30 S02: Breaking innate immunosuppression in cancer via GADD45β inhibition
    Jason Bennett
    Imperial College London, U.K.
    11:30 – 11:45 S03: Arginase-2 is essential for mitochondria-associated functions in M2-polarised macrophages
    Jennifer Dowling
    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
    11:45 – 12:00 S04: Activation of the cGAS-STING pathway by chitosan requires the engagement of Dectin-1
    Joanna Turley
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    12:00 – 12:50 Selected 3 min Flash Presentations Session I (FP01 – FP10)
    Chair: Dr. Derek Doherty
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    12:50 – 13:45 Lunch, Posters and Trade Exhibitions
    Chair: Prof Denise Fitzgerald, Queen’s University Belfast
    13:45 – 14:25 Viruses and Fibrosis – a classical translational medicine tale
    Prof. Seamas Donnelly
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    14:25 – 15:05 Unique challenges for immunotherapy in the obese cancer patient
    Dr. Joanne Lysaght
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    15:05 – 15:20 S05: Targeting cellular metabolism in CD4-stimulated synovial fibroblasts reduces inflammation and joint degradation in rheumatoid arthritis
    Andreea Petrasca
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    15:20 – 15:35 S06: Obesity reduces mTORC1 activity in MAIT cells, driving defective metabolic and functional responses
    Andy Hogan
    Maynooth University, Ireland
    15:35 – 15:50 S07: Impact of different metabolic requirements on the γδ T cells subsets function
    Mathilde Raverdeau
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    15:50 – 16:15 Tea/Coffee, Posters and Trade Exhibitions
    16:15 – 16:55 Genomics of long non-coding RNA in innate immunity
    Prof. Muredach Reilly
    Columbia University, NY, USA
    17:00 – 19:00 Posters, Wine Reception and Trade Exhibitions
    19:00 – 23:00
    Banquet Dinner – Ely Brasserie
    Friday, 31st August 2018
    Chair: Dr. Siobhán McClean, University College Dublin
    09:00 – 09:40 NK cells in cancer
    Prof. Angela Santoni
    Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    09:40 – 10:20 Skin: immunity, reaction and vaccination by omics analysis
    Dr. Béhazine Combadiere
    INSERM, Paris, France
    10:20 – 10:45 Tea/Coffee, Posters and Trade Exhibitions
    10:45 – 11:25 Regulation of innate immune-mediated tissue damage in tuberculosis
    Prof. Jon Friedland
    Imperial College London, U.K.
    11:25 – 11:40 S08: A memorable encounter: Characterising the innate training potential of the vaccine adjuvant alum
    Aoife Gorman
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    11:40 – 11:55 S09: The cytotoxic activity of natural killer cells is suppressed by IL-10+ regulatory T cells during acute retroviral infection
    Elisabeth Littwitz-Salomon
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    11:55 – 12:10 S10: Those mitochondria have got rhythms! Mitochondrial activity and antigen processing in dendritic cells is dependent on the molecular clock protein BMAL1
    Mariana Cervantes
    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
    12:10 – 13:00 Selected 3 min Flash Presentations Session II (FP11 – FP20)
    Chair: Dr. Annie Curtis
    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch, Posters and Trade Exhibitions
    Chair: Prof. Paul Moynagh, Maynooth University
    14:00 – 14:40 Cooperation Between The IL-33 Receptor And Receptor Tyrosine Kinases Controls Immunological Effector Functions
    Prof. Thomas Kamradt
    Institute of Immunology, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany
    14:40 – 14:55 S11: Helminth-derived exosomes promote type-2 immune responses and induce anti-inflammatory responses
    Robert Walsh
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    14:55 – 15:10 S12: IL-36 signalling promotes colitogenic CD4+ T cell responses in the pathogenesis of IBD
    Yasmina Hernandez-Santana
    National Children’s Research Centre, Crumlin, Ireland
    15:10– 15:35 Tea/Coffee, Posters and Trade Exhibitions
    15:35 – 16:15 IL-17 from discovery to targeting
    Prof. Pierre Miossec
    Immunogenomics and Inflammation Research Unit, University of Lyon, France
    16:15 – 16:55 The case for neoantigens as cancer therapeutic targets – a compelling case
    Prof. Jim Johnston
    A2 Biotherapeutics, California, U.S.A
    16:55 – 17:25 Award of Presentation Prizes
    Close of Conference