ImmunoSensation - the immune sensory system

Seminar: Prof. Nina Uhlenhaut

January 15, 2020 - October 15, 2019

 

Speaker
Professor Dr. Nina Henriette Uhlenhaut
Molecular Endocrinology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Helmholtz Diabetes Center

Title
Genomic mechanisms of anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid action

Date and Time

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 11 am

Location
Lecture Hall, Building 10 (Lehrgebäude)
Venusberg-Campus 1, 53127 Bonn

Host
Dr. Clivia Lisowski, Institute of Experimental Immunology

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Cluster Seminar: Prof. Dr. med. Martin Aepfelbacher

January 14, 2020 - October 14, 2019

 

Speaker
Prof. Dr. med. Martin Aepfelbacher
University Clinin Eppendorf, Hamburg

Title
Suppression of the innate immune response by a relative of the plague bacterium

Date and Time

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 12:30 p.m

Location
Lecture Hall 2, Building 13 (BMZ)
Venusberg-Campus 1, 53127 Bonn

Host
Dr. Gregor Hagelueken, Institute of Structural Biology

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Cluster Christmas Party

December 06, 2019 - November 06, 2019

 

We are happy to announce our first Cluster Christmas „Party“ this year, which gives the opportunity to meet other members of the cluster, exchange experiences and to expand your network.
When? Friday, December 6th, 2019, starting 4 p.m.
Where?  BMZ (Building 13), Foyer
Who? Cluster members, associated scientists and members of the groups

While we provide mulled wine, non-alcoholic punch and soft drinks we would like to make an international Christmas buffet with snacks that will be stuffed by all of us, including you! 
We want to show the diversity and internationality of the cluster and invite you therefore to bring typical (Christmas) food from your home country/tradition and offer it to the other members of the cluster at the buffet.
To be able to plan a bit better and to make sure everyone gets some punch and mulled wine, we would ask you to simply enter your name in the following link if you are interested: https://www.umfrageonline.com/s/5ae033e
The free registration is possible until November 25th!
If you like to bring your kids with you, it is possible to use the Family- and Children's Room.

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Cluster Lecture Series: Prof. Lukas Flatz

December 03, 2019 - December 03, 2019

 

Speaker
Prof. Lukas Flatz, M.D.
Dermatologie, Kantonspital St. Gallen, Schweiz

Title
Mechanisms of checkpoint inhibitor mediated skin toxicity

Date and Time
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 12:00 p.m

Location
Small Lecture Hall, Building 13 (BMZ)
Venusberg-Campus 1, 53127 Bonn

Host
Prof. Michael Hölzel, Prof. Jenny Landsberg

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Cluster Lecture Series: Dr. Rayk Behrendt

November 19, 2019 - November 19, 2019

 

Speaker
Dr. Rayk Behrendt
Institute for Immunology, Technical University Dresden

Title
Molecular mechanisms and therapy of nucleic acid-driven inflammation

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 12:00 p.m

Location
Lecture Hall, Building 10 (Lehrgebäude)
Venusberg-Campus 1, 53127 Bonn

Host
Prof. Hiroki Kato

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Cluster Science Days 2019

November 04, 2019 - November 05, 2019

 

We like to announce the date of this year's Cluster Science Days!
Date
November 4th to November 5th 2019

Location
Biomedical Center (BMZ) at Venusberg, Uniklinik Bonn, 53127 Bonn

The program includes key note lectures, talks and posters from
various research areas of immunology.
The registration is open now. For a registration please click here.


Further information visit the website here.



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Cluster Lecture Series: Prof. Andreas Strasser

October 09, 2019 - October 09, 2019

 

Speaker
Prof. Andreas Strasser
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia Division Head: Molecular Genetics of Cancer

Title
Learning the rules of programmed cell death to develop novel therapies for cancer

Date and Time
Wednesday, Ocotber 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m

Location
Lecture Hall, BMZ (Building 13)
Venusberg-Campus 1, 53127 Bonn

Host
Prof. Christian Kurts

I am a cancer researcher trained in cell bi-ology, immunology and molecular oncolo-gy. I have made major contributions to the discoveries that defects in cell death can cause cancer, autoimmune disease and impair the response of cancers to chemo-therapy. My current work aims to reach a detailed understanding of the molecular control of programmed cell death. My team is ex-ploiting this knowledge to develop novel treatments for cancer and autoimmune diseases that directly activate the cell death machinery.

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Cluster Seminar: Santiago Gonzales

September 24, 2019 - September 24, 2019

 

Speaker
Dr. Santiagio F. Gonazales
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Università della Svizzera italiana

Title
In vivo study of the inflammatory response that follows vaccination in the draining lymph node

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 11:00 a.m

Location
Lecture Hall, Lehrgebäude (Building 10)
Venusberg-Campus 1, 53127 Bonn

Host
Prof. Veronika Lukacs-Kornek

Santiago F. González holds two PhD degrees, one in microbiology from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and one in immunology from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). He has been awarded three EU Marie Curie Fellowships. He found during his work in Harvard that dendritic cells residing in the lymph node medulla use the lectin receptor SIGN-R1 to capture lymph-borne influenza virus and promote humoral immunity. These results have important implications for the generation of durable humoral immunity to viral pathogens through vaccination and were published in Nature Immunology. In November 2012 he joined the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Bellinzona as a group leader studying pathogen-host interaction.

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Seminar: Roland Ruscher Ph.D.

September 19, 2019 - September 19, 2019

 

Speaker
Roland Ruscher, Ph.D.
Research Fellow/Senoir Research Officer - James Cook University, Australia

Title
CD8aa+ Intestinal Intraepithelial Lymphocytes (IEL) - Arise from Two Thymic Precursors and Seed the Intestine in a Tight Wave in Early Life

Date and Time

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m

Location
Lecture Hall 2 (small), BMZ (Building 13)
Venusberg-Campus 1, 53127 Bonn

Host
Prof. Natalio Garbi

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Career Day 2019

September 16, 2019

 

Dear Cluster members and associated scientists,
we are pleased to announce our first joint Career Day for advanced PhD-student but also for young postdocs.

What you can expect:
- Talks by representatives of a wide range of reseach areas
- Get in touch with scientist with similar scientific backgrounds to inform about potential job opportunities in (inter-) national academic career, industry or research related areas like scientific management and public sections
Especially for advanced PhD students or young postdocs:
Attend a Career Coach Workshop
- Opportunities to discuss about how to combine family and professional needs

When:     September 16, 2019
Where:    BMZ, Venusberg-Campus 1, University Hospital Bonn

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Nanobody Symposium - University of Bonn, September 5th - 6th, 2019

September 05, 2019 - September 06, 2019

 

We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming symposium
Title:
‘Nanobodies – Versatile Tools in Research, Diagnostics and Therapy’
Date and Time:
September 5th and 6th, 2019 
Location:
Biomedical Center (BMZ- Building 13), Lecture Hall
Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127, Bonn
** This symposium is meant to bring together scientists from different disciplines who do (or would like to) develop, modify, and apply nanobodies for basic research, diagnostics, and therapy.
** The symposium would also like to provide a forum to exchange experience and knowledge across different fields, and hear about the latest research in both the generation and application of nanobodies.


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Cluster Lecture Series: Dr. Jesmond Dalli

September 03, 2019 - September 02, 2019

 

Speaker
Dr. Jesmond Dalli
Centre for Biochemical Pharmacology, Queen Mary University of London; United Kingdom

Title
Immunoresolvants as key players in the regulation of host immune responses

Date and Time

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 12:00 p.m

Location
Lecture Hall, Lehrgebäude (Building 10)
Venusberg-Campus 1, 53127 Bonn

Host
Dr. Melania Capasso, Dr. Marc Beyer

Jesmond Dalli read for his Ph.D at Queen Mary University of London, he trained at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital with Prof. Charles Serhan. He is Reader in Molecular Pharmacology and the Director of the QMUL Lipid mediator Unit at the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Queen Mary College.  Using a multidisciplinary approach his research is focused on the structural elucidation of novel omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid-derived bioactive mediators and determining the regulation of these molecules during health and diseases. His research also aims to assess cellular targets and molecular mechanisms through which these mediators exert their immune directed actions in inflammation-resolution, clearance of bacterial infections and tissue repair/regeneration. More recently his lab has also focused on the role of the pro-resolving mediators in mediating the immune directed actions of the nervous system, primarily the vagus nerve.  

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Cluster Seminar: Dario Zamboni

July 18, 2019 - July 18, 2019

 

Speaker
Dario Zamboni, PhD
Ribeiro Preto Medical School, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil


Title
Inflammasomes and autophagy in host response to Leishmania parasites


Date and Time
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m


Location
Lecture hall (basement floor)
Biomedizinisches Zentrum (BMZ), Venusberg

Host
Prof. Dr. Bernardo Franklin


Dario Zamboni is the head of the Laboratory of Innate Immunity and Microbial Pathogenesis at the Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo (FMRP/USP).The Laboratory investigates the interactions of intracellular microbial pathogens with host cells using an multidisciplinary approach involving Immunology, Cell Biology and Microbiology techniques. The pathogens under investigation are Legionella pneumophila, Coxiella burnetii and Leishmania spp. The focus of the research aim to investigate how the immune system detects microbial pathogens and operate to clear infection and how the intracellular pathogens subvert the host cell functions to replicate intracellularly and cause disease.

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Seminar: Cheri Sirois, Editor - Cell Reports

July 09, 2019 - July 09, 2019

 


Speaker
Cheri Sirois
Editor, Cell Reports


Title
Insider Tips from an editor


Date and Time
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 at 10:00 a.m


Location
Lecture hall (basement floor)
Biomedizinisches Zentrum (BMZ), Venusberg

Host
ImmunoSensation, DZNE and GRK 1873


Ever wonder what the journal editors are thinking? Here is your chance to find out. The talk will cover the basic process of submitting and publishing papers at Cell Press journals, transfers between journals, and how to best respond to reviews and editor correspondence. There will be plenty of time to get answers to your questions about publishing in general and about Cell Reports in particular, and the talk is suitable for scientists at all levels.

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Bonn-Köln Neuroscience Community Conference

July 03, 2019 - July 03, 2019

 

After decades of sympathetic coexistence some neuro-researchers from Bonn and Cologne are striving to foster the strength of their two places aiming for potential active cooperations in research and teaching.
The conference will take place at the DZNE on the Venusberg in Bonn on July 3rd, 2019 from morning to evening. The planned program encompasses talks by 5-6 PIs from both institutions, poster session and plenty of time for discussions. The one day conference will be wrapped-up by a Summer BBQ.
Attendance is free of charge.
For organisational reasons we kindly ask all attendees to register here (you can also upload your poster abstract): www.dzne.de/Bonn-KoelnNeuroscience

It is generously sponsored by the Bonn SFB 1089 (https://sfb1089.de/), the Bonn Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation2 (https://www.immunosensation.de/home.html) and the Cologne RTG-NCA | RTG 1960 (https://rtg-nca.uni-koeln.de/neurosciencesymposium2019.html)
We are looking forward to welcoming you on the Venusberg on July 3rd.

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Cluster Seminar by Debattama Sen (Harvard)

June 18, 2019 - June 18, 2019

 

Speaker
Dr. Debattama Sen
Haining Lab, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard

Title
Epigenetic Determinants of CD8+ T cell Exhaustion

Date and Time
Tuesda, June 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m

Location
Lecture hall (basement floor)
Biomedizinisches Zentrum (BMZ), Venusberg


Host
Prof. Christian Kurts & Dr. Zeinab Abdullah

T cell exhaustion describes an acquired dysfunction common in settings of chronic viral infection. Despite clinical efforts to rescue exhaustion, the fundamental mechanisms specifying this state, and the potential for reprogramming exhausted T cells, remain poorly understood. Since the epigenome can govern cell state, we profiled accessible chromatin in exhausted CD8+ T cells. Exhausted cells acquired a state-specific landscape of enhancers that profoundly differed from functional memory. Comparison of mouse cells to those isolated from HCV and HIV infection identified a conserved epigenetic program of exhaustion. Critically, CD8+ tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) also shared epigenetic and transcriptional features with chronic viral infection, suggesting that T cell exhaustion is a fundamental adaptation to settings of chronic stimulation.

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Seminar by Dr. Markus Hafner (NIH, Bethesda (Maryland) - USA)

June 17, 2019 - May 17, 2019

 

Speaker
Dr. Markus Hafner
National Institute of Health
Bethesda (Maryland) - USA

Title
Integrative Analysis of RNA Binding Protein Targets and Funtion

Date and Time
Monday, June 17, 2019 at 11:30 a.m (11:30 Hrs)

Location
Lecture hall (basement floor)
Biomedizinisches Zentrum (BMZ), Venusberg


Host
Prof. Dr. Katrin Paeschke


Dr. Markus Hafner an Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. His RNA Molecular Biology Group (RMBG) studies the impact of RNA binding proteins (RBPs) on posttranscriptional gene regulation (PTGR). PTGR summarizes various processes acting upon coding and non-coding RNA and includes RNA maturation, ribonucleoprotein (RNP) assembly, transport, translation, and turnover. The recent introduction of large-scale quantitative methods, such as next-generation sequencing (NGS) and modern mass spectrometry (MS), allows for the first time determination of the functional impact of RBPs on a systems-wide level and has sparked a renewed interest in the systematic characterization of PTGR processes. Members of the RMBG focus on elucidating the function and molecular mechanisms of RNA binding proteins involved in RNA transport, RNA stability and turnover, and RNA translation.

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Alzheimer - Krankheit (Alzheimer's disease)

June 13, 2019 - June 13, 2019

 

Speaker: Prof. Dr. med. Michael Heneka
Topic: Alzheimer - Krankheit (Alzheimer's disease)
Date: 13. June 2019, Thursday
Time: 6 pm (18.00 hrs) 
Location: Festsaal, University main building (Hauptgebäude)
Regina-Pacis-Weg 3, 53113 Bonn
As part of the exhibition Immun-Sinn, Prof. Heneka will give a public lecture on Alzheimer's disease.

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Single cell genomics; From a single cell to the patient

June 06, 2019 - June 06, 2019

 

Speaker: Prof. Dr. med. Joachim L. Schultze
Topic: Einzelzell -Gemonik: von einer Zelle zum Patienten
Date: 06. June 2019, Thursday
Time: 6 pm (18.00 hrs) 
Location: Universitätsmuseum Bonn,
Regina-Pacis-Weg 1, 53113 Bonn
As part of the exhibition Immun-Sinn, Prof. Schultze will give a public lecture on the technological advancement in immunology and its benefits to the patients. 

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Impact of Western Diet on Our Health

May 23, 2019 - May 23, 2019

 

Speaker: Anette Christ
Topic: Der schaedliche Einfluss des westlichen Ernaehrung auf unser Immunsystem
Date: 23. Mai.2019
Time: 6 pm (18.00 hrs) 23.05.2019
Location: Universitätsmuseum Bonn,
Regina-Pacis-Weg 1, 53113 Bonn
As part of the exhibition ImmunSinn, Dr. Christ will give a public lecture on the impact of western diet on our health. 

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