Summer School 2022: Immune regulation of the skin
The Summer School is an exclusive chance to meet and learn from the world’s leading researchers within skin immunology. 13 speakers give the newest insight on the role of T cells in skin development and inflammation, regulation and danger sensing mechanisms, and the regeneration of wounded skin. The Summer School is now open for applications.
25-27 April 2022
LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center, University of Copenhagen, invites young and talented researchers from across the world to join an intense three-day learning experience on skin and immunological skin disease research. The Summer School offers 1:1 interaction with and feedback from leading experts on this year’s theme: Immune regulation of the skin.
The Summer School targets PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Participants will be selected based on applications containing a short abstract (250 words) and CV to ensure representation of a variety of relevant research themes.
Use the abstract template to submit a short abstract on your current scientific project in the application.
Participation is free of charge and will include accommodation, meals and refreshments for the duration of the programme. Participants must cover own travel and insurance expenses. A limited number of travel grants will be awarded.
The Summer School will be held at atmospheric Hotel Hornbækhus, acclaimed as one of Europe's best seaside hotels for its scenic surroundings in Hornbæk, Denmark. Visit www.hornbaekhus.com/en for details.
Monday 25 April
The sensing of danger
12:00 Arrival and lunch
13:10 Robert Modlin, UCLA: Regulation of danger sensing in the skin
13:50 Clare Bennett, UCL: Langerhans cells in inflammation
14:50 Nicolas Gaudenzio, INSERM - Toulouse University: Neural regulation of immune responses
15:30 Short presentations by participating PhD students/Postdocs - incl. discussion and feedback
16:50 Charlotte Menné Bonefeld, University of Copenhagen: Local memory responses to contact allergens
20:15 Poster session
Tuesday 26 April
The role of T cells in skin development and inflammation
9:00 Adelheid Elbe-Burger, Medical University of Vienna: Fetal development of the skin immune system
9:40 Immo Prinz, Hannover Medical School: Development and function of IL-17+ gamma delta T cells
10:50 Luis F. Santamaria Babí, University of Barcelona: IL-17 and psoriasis
11:30 Short presentations by participating PhD students/Postdocs - incl. discussion and feedback
13:00 Meet the Professor, discussion in small groups – coffee
Overreactions in the skin
14:30 Johann E. Gudjonsson, University of Michigan Medical Center: Mechanisms of skin autoimmunity
15:10 Shoba Amarnath, Newcastle University: Immune tolerance in cutaneous inflammation
16:20 Beatrice Dyring-Andersen, University of Copenhagen: Proteomics of healthy and psoriatic Skin
16:50 Short presentations by participating PhD students/Postdocs - incl. discussion and feedback
18:30 Dinner and networking
Wednesday 27 April
Regeneration of the skin
9:00 Maksim Plikus, University of California: Stem cell biology of the skin
9:40 Short presentations by participating PhD students/Postdocs - incl. discussion and feedback
10:50 Rune Hartmann, Aarhus University: The cGAS/STING/NF-κB pathway represents an ancient antiviral pathway conserved in all metazoan
11:30 Ning Xu Landén, Karolinska Institute: The role of miRNA in wound healing
The programme may be subject to change.