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2016 Immunological Diseases and Translation Research Forum Convened Successfully

The 2016 Immunological Diseases and Translation Research Forum, hosted by Shanghai Institute of Immunology, was held successfully on 19 October 2016 at  Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.  More than 250 researchers and students from Shanghai and other cities in the vicinity attended the full day event. For the first time, the forum was also broadcasted live in an adjacent lecture hall to accommodate spillover audience.


The opening speech and welcome note was given by Dr. Bing Su, the Director of Shanghai Institute of Immunology (SII). This was followed by the keynote lecture by Dr. Yongjun Liu, Global Head of Research at Sanofi. Dr Liu explained how his research findings on basic mechanisms of dendritic cells (DCs) had become promising therapeutic targets in allergy, cancer and autoimmune diseases.  11 other well-known immunologists from home and abroad, including Dr.Bernard Malissen from Center for Immunophenomics and Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille Luminy, Dr. Kenneth Murphy from Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Florent Ginhoux from Singapore Immunology Network, Dr. Bing Su, Dr. Honglin Wang and Dr. Bin Li from SII, were amongst the speakers at the forum.  The forum covers latest findings from different areas including the roles of dendritic cells, Langerhans cells, regulatory T cells and signaling pathways in immunological diseases such as cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis.


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