Lecture series Infection & Immunity: "HETEROGENEITY OF MYELOID CELLS IN THE BRAIN" - Prof Marco Prinz

16/05/2019 11:30 to 16/05/2019 13:30 (Europe/Luxembourg)

Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg


Prof Marco Prinz is Director of the Institute of Neuropathology at the University Hospital Freiburg, Germany.


The diseased brain hosts a heterogeneous population of myeloid cells, including paren-chymal microglia, perivascular cells, meningeal macrophages and blood-borne monocytes. To date, the different types of brain myeloid cells have been discriminated solely on the basis of their localization, morphology and surface epitope expression. However, recent data suggest that resident microglia may be functionally distinct from bone marrow- or blood-derived phagocytes, which invade the CNS under pathological conditions. During the last few years, research on brain myeloid cells has been markedly changed by the advent of new tools in imaging, genetics and immunology. These methodologies have yielded unexpected results, which challenge the traditional view of brain macrophages. On the basis of these new studies brain myeloid subtypes can be differentiated with regard to their origin, function and fate in the brain (1,2).
References:1) Prinz M, Priller J: Microglia and brain macrophages in the molecular age: from origin to neuropsychiatric disease. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2014 May;15(5):300-12.2) Goldmann T, Wieghofer P, Jordão MJ, Prutek F, Hagemeyer N, Frenzel K, Amann L, Staszewski O, Kierdorf K, Krueger M, Locatelli G, Hochgerner H, Zeiser R, Epelman S, Geissmann F, Priller J, Rossi FM, Bechmann I, Kerschensteiner M, Linnarsson S, Jung S, Prinz M. Origin, fate and dynamics of macrophages at central nervous system interfaces. Nat Immunol. 2016 Jul;17(7):797-805.



11:30 - 12:30 : LECTURE

Lycée Guillaume Kroll                Salle de projection audiovisuelle

12:30 - 13:30 : 'meet & eat'

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Room Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

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About the Lecture & Workshop series - Infection & Immunity

The LIH Lecture Series and Workshops in Infection and Immunity, supported by the FNR, are gathering internationally recognised speakers to address topics around Infection and Immunity. Twelve lectures will be organised in 2019, followed by workshops especially dedicated to early-stage researchers. Please find here  the full programme for 2019.

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