Lecture series Infection & Immunity: "THE POWER OF ONE: IMMUNOLOGY IN THE AGE OF SINGLE CELL GENOMICS" - Prof Ido Amit - 28 June 2018

28/06/2018 11:00 to 28/06/2018 14:00 (Europe/Luxembourg)

Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg


Prof Ido Amit is Professor of Department of Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.


The immune system is a complex, dynamic and plastic network composed of various interacting cell types that are constantly sensing and responding to environmental cues. From very early on, the immunology field has invested great efforts and ingenuity to characterize the various immune cell types and elucidate their functions. However, accumulating evidence indicates that current technologies and classification schemes are limited in their ability to account for the functional heterogeneity of immune processes. Single cell genomics hold the potential to revolutionize the way we characterize complex immune cell assemblies and study their spatial organization, dynamics, clonal distribution, pathways, and crosstalk. This emerging field can greatly affect basic and translational research of the immune system. I will discuss how recent single cell genomic studies are changing our perspective of various immune related pathologies from cancer to neurodegeneration. Finally, I will consider recent and forthcoming technological and analytical advances in single cell genomics and their potential impact on the future of immunology research and immunotherapy.



11:00 - 12:00 : LECTURE

Lycée Technique d'Esch/Alzette - Salle de projection audiovisuelle

12:30 - 14:00 : 'meet & eat'

House of BioHealth
Room Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

Registration required for the 'Meet & Eat' - send us an email.

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 2018, followed by workshops especially dedicated to early-stage researchers. Please find here the full programme for 2018.

Attendance to the lectures and workshops are free of charge. Should you be interested in registering for the workshops, please feel free to do so by sending us an email.


32 rue Henri Koch
    Esch/Alzette 4354


From 28/06/2018 11:00
To 28/06/2018 14:00


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