Participation to meetings and conferences allows DISSection fellows to present and discuss their results with a wide and diverse scientific audience within both the academic and industrial pharmaceutical research community.
Here below a selection of the most relevant and recent scientific meetings is reported where DISSection fellows gave oral or poster presentations.
KNVM Spring Meeting - March 2018, Arnhem, The Netherlands
The KNVM aims to promote the knowledge of and interest in microbiology in The Netherlands and Flanders. The society has 11 divisions in various microbiological disciplines. To endorse dissemination of advances in microbiology, scientific meetings are organized by divisions individually as well as shared during the KNVM/NVMM annual Scientific Spring Meeting.
ESR1 and ESR2 participated to the 2018 edition. ESR1 gave an oral presentation titled “C-type lectin receptor MGL senses Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase negative staphylococci through wall teichoic acid glycans”.
Koepel Conference, June 2018, Elspeet, The Netherlands
Every year this 2 days of science offers all the young PhD students and starting postdocs within the Medical Microbiology lab the opportunity to highlight their latest data.
In 2018, ESR1 gave an oral presentation titled “Conserved wall teichoic acid modifications of staphylococci target Macrophage Galactose C‑type lectin (MGL) and affect dendritic responses”.
ESR2 gave an oral presentation titled “Artificial labeling of bacteria with complement as possible adjuvant strategy”.
International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections (ISSSI), August 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark
The ISSSI 2018 covered a number of interdisciplinary subjects regarding staphylococci and staphylococcal infections. Sessions were presented by the world’s leading experts in each of the research fields.
During the event ESR1, ESR2, ESR3 and ESR4 presented their results: ESR1 presented a poster about “Conserved wall teichoic acid modifications of S. aureus ST395 and coagulase negative staphylococci interact with Macrophage Galactose C-type lectin (MGL) and affect dendritic cells responses”; ESR2 presented the poster titled "Artificial labeling of bacteria with complement proteins as possible adjuvant strategy"; ESR3 presented the poster titled “Investigating the response of tissue resident memory T cells to Staphylococcus aureus in human skin”; ESR4 presented a poster titled “Transcriptional response of Staphylococcus aureus in human ex vivo skin”.
European Network of Immunology Institutes (ENII) - Immunology summer school, May 2018, Porto Cervo, Italy
The six-day course is a combination of lectures from the guest faculty, which are then followed up with smaller discussion sessions to allow greater interaction and time for addressing the current issues of the topic.
In 2018 edition, ESR3 presented the poster titled “Investigating the response of tissue resident memory T cells to Staphylococcus aureus in human skin”.
Scientific Spring Meeting KNVM & NVMM, March 2019, Arnhem, The Netherlands
ESR3 and ESR4 participated to the event that was organised by the Dutch Society of Medical Microbiology (NVMM) and the Royal Dutch Society of Microbiology (KNVM).
16th International Workshop on Langerhans Cells October 2019, in Budenheim-Mainz, Germany
The workshop aimed to explore many of the most interesting advancements in the field of mononuclear phagocytes of the skin. The scientific program was complemented by an attractive industrial exhibition on the latest developments in research tools and equipment.
ESR1 and ESR3 participated to the conference. ESR1 presented a poster entitled “Conserved wall teichoic acid modifications of Staphylococcus aureus ST395 and coagulase negative staphylococci interact with Macrophage Galactose-Type C-Type Lectin and affect dendritic cells response”. ESR3’s poster was focused on “Langerin senses alternative beta-1,3-GlcNAc modification on Staphylococcus aureus wall teichoic acid”.
Koepel Conference, May 2019, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
The Koepel Conference is a 2 days of science event that takes place every year at Utrecht University in which all PhD students and starting Postdocs within the Department of Medical Microbiology have the opportunity to highlight their latest data.
ESR3 gave oral presentation at this event. ESR3 presented "Interference of Staphylococcal protein A with IgG hexamerization: impact on complement activation".
Antibodies and Complement Conference, May 2019, Girona, Spain
This 2nd conference offered a forum for leaders in the field and new investigators coming from academia, industry and research institutes to discuss where the field is going and what challenges lie ahead. In particular, 2019 edition focused on key advances in both fields of Antibodies and Complement with the aim at fostering discussions between antibody experts and complement experts.
ESR4 presented a poster entitled "IgG hexamerization affects binding of staphylococcal protein A: impact on complement activation".
Van Kinsbergen Course, July 2019, Kampen, The Netherlands
The course, included lectures by world-renowned experts in the field of Infection and Immunity, and structured discussions.
ESR4 presented a flyer on "Staphylococcal protein A interferes with IgG hexamerization: impact on complement activation".
Global PhD and Post-doc Program GSK Initiative & Annual PhD Students Workshop, GSK, Siena, Italy
This is a 2 days event organized yearly by the Sciences Academy of GSK in Siena and included as audience both the GSK internal researchers based in Siena as well as invited external academic researchers. This represents an important occasion for young researchers to be exposed to such broad audience and have scientific interactions/discussions.
All the DISSection fellows had the opportunity to present their results during the several editions of the event.