Summer School 2020: A Boost To The Skin Barrier
Update: We regret to inform that the Summer School has been cancelled due to the current outbreak of COVID-19.
The Summer School is an exclusive chance to meet and learn from the world’s leading researchers within skin immunology. 14 speakers give the newest insight in the physical and chemical skin barrier, the microbiome in the skin and how to target them therapeutically. The Summer School is now closed for applications.
April 20-22, 2020
LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center, University of Copenhagen, has invited 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: “The Skin Barrier”.
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.
Application deadline is 14 January, 2020.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application no later than 14 February, 2020.
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 total number of participants including speakers is limited to 52.
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, April 20
The microbiome and the skin
|12:00||Arrival and lunch|
|13:10||Liam O’Mahony, National University of Ireland: Skin microbiome in health and diseases|
|13:50||Padraic G. Fallon, Trinity College Dublin: Skin microbiome, barrier and innate immunity: Tails of mice and men|
|14:50||Tiffany C. Scharschmidt, University of California, San Francisco: Microbiome-immune crosstalk in skin|
|15:30||Short presentations by participating PhD students/Postdocs - incl. discussion and feedback|
|16:45||John E. Common, Skin Research Institute of Singapore: Skin microbiome and atopic dermatitis|
|17:25 -18:00||Short presentations by participating PhD students/Postdocs - incl. discussion and feedback|
|18:30||Dinner and networking|
Tuesday, April 21
The physical and chemical skin barrier
|9:00||Sanja Kezic, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam: The skin barrier-focus on filaggrin and NMF|
|9:40||Cezmi A. Akdis, SIAF, University of Zurich: Regulation of the tight junction barrier|
|10:50||Sabine Eming, University of Cologne: Regulation of the epidermal barrier|
|11:30||Short presentations by participating PhD students/Postdocs - incl. discussion and feedback|
|13:00||Meet the Professor, discussion in small groups – coffee|
The immunological skin barrier
|14:10||Muzlifah Haniffa, Newcastle University: The role of dendritic cells in the skin|
|14:50||Short presentations by participating PhD students/Postdocs - incl. discussion and feedback|
|16:00||Liv Eidsmo, Karolinska Institute: Human tissue-resident memory T cells in healthy and sick skin|
|16:40||Michael Rosenblum, University of California, San Francisco: Regulatory T cells in inflammatory skin diseases|
|18.30||Dinner and networking|
Wednesday, April 22
Therapeutic targeting the skin barriers
|9:00||Bernhard Homey, University of Duesseldorf: Therapeutic targeting epithelial/immune pathways in skin diseases|
|9:40||Mübeccel Akdis, SIAF, University of Zurich: Induction of immune tolerance by immunotherapy|
|10:50||Niels Ødum, University of Copenhagen: Antibiotics in treatment of CTCL|
|11:30||Christian Antoni, LEO Pharma: New targets in dermatology|
The programme may be subject to change.