Preliminary Scientific Program

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

10:00 Registration open
12:00 – 12:15Welcome note

SESSION I: Myeloid Cell Biology
Chairs: Anne Krug and Diana Dudziak

12:15 – 12:40

Charlotte Scott

Investigating hepatic macrophage heterogeneity in time and space 

12:40 – 13:05

Steffen Jung

Microglia - T cell interactions in autoimmune CNS pathology

13:05 –13:20

Selected talk: Jan Böttcher

Probabilistic deep learning identifies intratumoral clustering of stimulatory CXCL9+ cDC1 with CD8+ T cells as determinant of protective anticancer immunity

13:20 – 13:45

Muzlifah Haniffa

Decoding the developing human immune system

13:45       Coffee break

SESSION II: Single-Cell Systems Immunology
Chairs: Stefan Bonn and Sagar

14:30 – 14:55

Fabian Theis

Learning integrated single cell atlases

14:55 – 15:20

Dominic Grün

Hidden message in the noise: Decomposing single-cell transcriptome variability

15:20 – 15:45

Shalin Naik

Clonal biology in haematopoiesis
15:45 – 16:00

Selected talk: Juan Nieto

Tonsil atlas as a reference of secondary lymph node immunity

16:00Coffee break & Poster Session I (Posters 1-32)

Keynote lecture
Chair: Dominic Grün


Rahul Satija

Integrated analysis of single-cell data across technologies and modalities

19:00 – 20:30Reception / Visit of the Wine Cellar


Thursday, July 7th, 2022

SESSION III: Innate lymphocytes
Chairs: Sarina Ravens and Jan-Eric Turner

09:00 – 09:25

Georg Gasteiger

Differentiation of tissue-resident innate lymphoid cells

09:25 – 09:50

Chiara Romagnani

Clonal expansion and epigenetic inheritance shape long-lasting NK cell memory

09:50 – 10:15

Christoph Klose

Non-redundant functions of group 2 innate lymphoid cells

10:15 – 10:30

Selected talk: Julia Sbierski-Kind

Group 2 innate lymphoid cells suppress innate type 3/17 responses in hepatic fibrosis

10:40  Coffee break

Chairs : Thomas Gebhardt and Julia Sbierski-Kind

11:30 - 11:55

David Masopust

T Cell Immune Surveillance

11:55 – 12:20

Martin Väth

Mitochondrial integrity safeguards the stemness of exhausted T cells

12:20 – 12:35

Selected talk: Carmen Gerlach

CX3CR1 is a graded and universal differentiation marker unifying human and murine T cell differentiation

12:35 – 12:50

Selected talk: Andreas Obers

Intestinal TRM cell durability is shaped by danger signals originating from the local microenvironment

12:50  – 14:00Lunch Break

SPONSORED LUNCH SESSION: Novel single-cell solutions

13:15 – 13:30

Wieland Keilholz, Market Development Manager, Spatial, Central Europe, 10x Genomics

New and coming tools for spatial transcriptome analysis

13:30 – 13:45

Tba, Parse Biosciences

SESSION V: Tissue immunity
Chairs: Zeinab Abdullah and Thomas Tüting

14:00 – 14:25

Menna Clatworthy

Tales of tissue humoral immunity

14:25 – 14:50

Matteo Iannacone

Immune surveillance of the liver

14:50 – 15:05

Selected talk: Christian Schmidl

Integrated single-cell profiling dissects cell-state-specific enhancer landscapes of human tumor-infiltrating T cells

15:05 – 15:20

Selected talk: Shweta Tikoo

A distinct CD115- erythro-myeloid precursor present at the maternal-embryonic interface and in the bone marrow of adult mice

15:20       Coffee Break

Chairs : Carmen Gerlach and Klaas van Gisbergen

16:00 – 16:25

Alexander Rudensky

Extrathymic differentiation of regulatory T cells

16:25 – 16:50

Kristin Hogquist

The thymus: a raucous nursery

16:50 – 17:05

Selected talk: Likai Tan

Identification of tissue-resident and circulating γδT cells in human lung with regulatory and cytotoxic phenotypes

17:05 – 17:20

Selected talk: Zeinab Abdullah

Identification of a novel NK-like T helper cells reinvigorating dysfunctional CD8 T cells in chronic viral infection and cancer

17:20Poster Session II (Posters 33-63)
19:30Dinner & Congress party (Garden & Pavillon)


Friday, July 8th, 2022

SESSION VII: Microbiome and immune cell interfaces
Chairs: Dorothee Viemann and Sammy Bedoui

09:00 – 09:25

Wolfgang Kastenmüller

Novel concepts in unconventional T cell biology

09:25– 09:50

Ulrich von Andrian

Control of Immune Surveillance by Microvascular Endothelial Cell Specialization

09:50 – 10:15

Mercedes Gomez

Maternal microbial metabolites in early life skin barrier

10:15 – 10:30

Selected talk: Jakob Zimmermann

Noninvasive assessment of gut function using transcriptional recording sentinel cells

10:30 – 10:45

Selected talk: Annika Tödtmann

Ontogeny of postnatal innate immunometabolism

10:45Coffee break

SESSION VIII: Immune cell dynamics
Chair: Angela Riedel

11:30 – 11:55  

Andres Hidalgo

Landscapes of inflammation

11:55 – 12:20

Tim Lämmermann

Swarming Sentinels and Sessile Networks – the Spectrum of Innate Immune Surveillance

12:20 – 12:35

Selected talk: José Martínez Magdaleno

Exocrine gland-resident memory CD8+ T cells use mechanosensing for tissue surveillance

12:35 – 12:50

Selected talk: Mariana Pereira da Costa

CXCR4 regulates pre-cDC bone marrow exit at steady state and during inflammation