Phylogenetic Perspectives of Innate Immunity

Participants

Shizuo Akira, Frederick Ausubel, Bruce Beutler, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Jeffery Dangl, Louis Du Pasquier, Jonathan Ewbank, Alan Ezekowitz (Organiser), Tomas Ganz, Siamon Gordon, Akira Goto, Charles Hetru, Jules Hoffmann (Organiser), Fotis C. Kafatos (Organiser), Michael Karin, Elena Levashina, Cosimo Martinelli, Alexei Matskevitch, Mike Osta, Paola Ricciardi-Castagnoli, Olivier Voinnet, Stefan Wyder, Wayne M. Yokoyama

Compte-rendu

Phylogenetic Perspective of Innate Immunity
by Jules Hoffmann
21-27 May, 2004

The Fondation des Treilles brought together 25 European, American and Japanese scientists for an in-depth exchange on a topical subject: innate immunity.

The review of this meeting being written in French, hereafter are mentionned participants’ institutions as well and fields of reseach

Shizuo Akira  (Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Japan) – Innate immunity signaling pathways by gene targeting

Frederick Ausubel  (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA – Innate immune signaling in plants and nematode

Bruce Beutler  (The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA) – Mammalian innate immunity

Jean-Laurent Casanova  (Faculte de Medecine Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris, France) – Human genetics, immunology

Jeffery Dangl  (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA) – Immune system of plants

Louis Du Pasquier  (University of Basel, Switzerland) – Evolution of the immune system

Jonathan Ewbank  (CIML Immunology, Marseilles, France) – Host-pathogene interaction with C.elegans as model host

Alan Ezekowitz (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA) – Innate immunity in flies and mice

Tomas Ganz  (University of California Los Angeles, School of Medicine, USA) – Antimicrobial peptides, iron metabolism in innate immunity

Siamon Gordon  (Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxfor, UK) – Microphage immunobiology

Akira Goto  (IBMC, UPR 9022 CNRS, Strasbourg, France) – Innate immunity of Drosophila

Charles Hetru  (IBMC, UPR 9022 CNRS, Strasbourg, France) – Innate immunity, Bioinformatic genomic

Jules Hoffmann (IBMC, UPR 9022 CNRS, Strasbourg, France) – Innate immunity, insects physiology

Fotis C. Kafatos (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany) – Mosquito immunity and interactions with parasites

Michael Karin  (University of California San Diego, La Jolla, USA) – Signal transduction, Gene expression, Stress signalling

Elena Levashina  (IBMC, UPR 9022 CNRS, Strasbourg, France) – Mosquito immune responses to parasites

Cosimo Martinelli  (IBMC, UPR 9022 CNRS, Strasbourg, France) – Innate immunity of Drosophila

Alexei Matskevitch  (IBMC, UPR 9022 CNRS, Strasbourg, France) – Innate immunity of Drosophila

Mike Osta  (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany) – Innate immunity of Anopheles gambiae

Paola Ricciardi-Castagnoli  (University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy) – Immunology (Role of dendritic cells in the immune response of mammals)

Olivier Voinnet  (IBMP CNRS, Strasbourg, France) – RNA silencing

Stefan Wyder  (IBMC, UPR 9022 CNRS, Strasbourg, France) – Anopheles immunity

Wayne M. Yokoyama (Washington University Medical Center and HHMI, St Louis, USA) – NK cells + receptors, innate immunity

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