THYMOZ-8 PROGRAM THEMES
Theme I: Making a thymus
Thymus formation: TEC progenitors, lineages, function, longevity
HSC-BM haematopoiesis: T lymphoid progenitors - identity, entry, function
T cell development: lineage commitment, intrathymic progression, selection, emigration
In vitro models of thymus formation/T cell induction
Theme II: Breaking the Thymus
Ageing, disease, infection, therapeutic side effects (chemotherapy, radiation)
Theme III: Repairing the Thymus
Cytokines, growth factors, TEC progenitor/stem cells
Immune reconstitution - pre-clinical/clinical
Theme IV: Peripheral T cells
Peripheral T cell subsets
Activation/signalling, regulation of T cell responses
T cell memory, T cell exhaustion
APC/DC, Nonclassical T cells: NKT, MAIT
Theme V: The three “T’s” in treatment: Tolerance, Tumours and Transplants
Autoimmunity and tolerance
T cell cancers and treatments
Theme VI: AIRE in all its glory: 20 years and still going strong
We strive to give all delegates an opportunity to present their work, therefore conference themes may vary according to abstracts submitted.
Oral presentations will be 20 minutes (15+5).
We will have a dedicated poster session, and opportunity for short talks by New Investigators.