Natural Killer cells in the spotlight - NK meeting 2019 taking place in Luxembourg

2018 - 12 - 18

The 18th edition of the NK meeting dedicated to research on Natural Killer cells will be organised by the Society for Natural Immunity (SNI) and LIH from 30th September to 3rd October 2019 in Luxembourg. Located at Parc Hotel Alvisse near Luxembourg City, this event shall gather about 400 experts in the field.

The SNI is a not for profit organisation that aims to foster an exchange on NK cell biology through the regular organisation of scientific meetings. At LIH the research group “Innate Cellular Immunity and Chronic Inflammation” within the Department of Infection and Immunity, which is specialised in investigating the function of NK cells in the context of allergy and inflammation, has long-term ties with the SNI.

It is a great honour for us to organise this meeting and to welcome a distinguished panel of world-class researchers in Luxembourg who will share their latest data about NK cells with the audience’, tells Dr Jacques Zimmer, Principal Investigator at LIH, who took the initiative to host the NK meeting in Luxembourg. ‘NK meetings are always exciting and it is a good opportunity for young researchers to meet international well-known speakers in the field. We are proud to welcome this meeting in Luxembourg’, adds Dr Tatiana Michel, Principal Investigator at LIH, who is part of the local organising team.

Next to Dr Zimmer and Dr Michel, the local organising committee comprises Dr Aurélie Poli (Innate Cellular Immunity and Chronic Inflammation research group, Department of Infection and Immunity), Prof Markus Ollert (Director of the Department of Infection and Immunity), Dr Bassam Janji (Laboratory of Experimental Cancer Research, Department of Oncology), Juliette Pertuy (Communication Unit) and Dr Nathalie Jacobs (GIGA Institute, University of Liege, Belgium).

The event received substantial support from the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) through the RESCOM funding instrument. Registration and abstract submission will open in spring 2019 on a dedicated website on which the preliminary programme is already available.