Conference 2023 Program

Opening Ceremonies

Time (EST)TopicSpeaker
7:00 - 7:10 amOpening Remarks

Scientific Session 1

Time (EST)TopicSpeaker
7:10 - 7:45 amKeynote: The T cell / phagocyte interface in chronic inflammationDr. Burkhard Becher
Institute of Experimental Immunology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
7:45 - 8:00 amModulation of intestinal T cell responses by a commensal microbeMartina Sassone-Corsi
Harvard Medical School, GentiBio (current address), USA
8:00 - 8:15 amInterferon gamma suppresses T follicular helper cell and antibody responses upon viral infectionEleonora Sala
Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Italy
8:15 - 8:30 amMitochondrial translation inhibition in CD4+T cells selectively sensitizes the Th2 subset to increased cell deathNeha Jawla
National Institute of Immunology, India
8:35 - 8:50 amSodium valproate reprofiling for amelioration of bleomycin-induced skin fibrosisAhmed M. Kabel
Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt
8:50 - 9:05 amSpatial maps of T cell receptors and transcriptomes reveal distinct immune niches and interactions in the adaptive immune responseSophia Liu
Harvard University, USA
9:05 - 9:15 amBreak

Scientific Session 2

Time (EST)TopicSpeaker
9:15 - 9:50 amKeynote: Regulation of immunity and inflammation at barrier surfacesDr. David Artis
Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Weill Cornell University, USA
9:50 - 10:05 amIntestinal interferon-lambda receptor 1 expression and responses are significantly decreased in pediatric IBD patientsOlamide Ogungbola
Manitoba University, Canada
10:05 - 10:20 amSex differences in the effect of obesity on adaptive immunity in a model of multiple sclerosisBrendan Cordeiro
St. Michael's Hospital Keenan Research Centre, Canada
10:20 - 10:35 amIdentification of putative ERV binding proteins in the vaginal epithelium using mass spectrometryWilliam Austin J. Guild
University of British Columbia, Canada
10:35 - 10:50 amAdipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells ameliorate neuroinflammation and apoptosis in aluminium-induced cognitive impairment rat modelMohamed Nabil
Ahram Canadian University, Egypt
10:55 - 11:30 amKeynote: Nucleic acid sensing as a mechanism of immune defense and offenseDr. Katherine A. Fitzgerald
Program in Innate Immunity,
UMass Chan Medical School, USA
11:30 - 11:45 amHotDoc: Labour mobility: Alternative pathway for refugeesBahati Ernestine Maganjo
Global Task Force, Government of Canada, Canada
11:45 am - 12:00 pmHotDoc: Prevalence of thrombocytopenia in children infected with malaria in Ilorin, Kwara State.Ayodeji A. Faniyi
Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Nigeria

Scientific Session 3

Time (EST)TopicSpeaker
7:10 - 7:45 amKeynote: Anti-body builders for lower middle income countriesDr. Nataša Skoko
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Italy
7:45 - 8:00 amGenetics of the human TMPRSS2 regulates COVID-19 infection and Arbidol as a potential drug in COVID-19 patient viral clearanceNaveen Vankadari
University of Melbourne, Australia
8:00 - 8:15 amCOVID-19 mRNA vaccination drives differential mucosal neutralising antibody profiles in naïve and SARS-CoV-2 previously infected individualsStephanie Longet
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
8:15 - 8:30 amSecondary bacterial infections in lymphatic filariasis patients: implications of multi-drug resistanceBill C. Aglomasa
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
8:35 - 8:50 amExploring nuclear, viral capsid, and early antigen proteins: An immunoinformatic approach to designing an Epstein Barr Virus Type 1 and 2 vaccineTaiwo O. Ojo
Helix Biogen Institute, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria
8:50 - 9:05 amAntimicrobial peptides against multidrug-resistant pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm from cystic fibrosis patientsDaniel Ben Hur
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
9:05 - 9:20 amImplantable, battery-free, Bluetooth-enabled, multiwavelength spectroscopy device for the remote monitoring of physiological biomarkersAnat Usatinsky
University of Toronto, Canada
9:20 - 9:35 amHotDoc: Use of digital technologies to enhance capacity building in Sub-Saharan Africa: The International Cancer Institute modelPavanraj Chana
International Cancer Institute, Kenya
9:35 - 9:45 amBreak

Scientific Session 4

Time (EST)TopicSpeaker
9:45 - 10:20 amKeynote: Studying human immunity in the whole bodyDr. Donna L. Farber
Human Tissue Immunity and Disease Initiative
Columbia University, USA
10:20 - 10:35 amCollagen fiber organization in benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancerTaras Zadvornyi
RE Kavetsky IEPOR NASU, Ukraine
10:40 - 10:55 amA materials-based approach for localized delivery of cancer immunotherapyYash Agarwal
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, GentiBio (current address), USA
10:55 - 11:10 amElevated non-coding NNT-AS1 relation to HSP90 in colorectal cancer patients: The story of negative correlation to hsa-miR-485-5pNada M. El-Sheikh
Heliopolis University, Egypt
11:10 - 11:25 amL. donovani Cfd1 and Nbp35 proteins make stable cytosolic complex and contribute to the parasite’s survival and Amphotericin B resistanceParool Gupta
ICMR-Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, India
11:30 - 11:45 amTranscriptome-based survival analysis identifies ASXL1 and MAP4K4 as prognostic markers in microsatellite instability gastric cancerAlvaro J. Huamani
National University of San Marcos, Peru
11:45 - 12:00 pmGlioblastoma patients treated with allogeneic DC vaccination may have a shift in their DC’s allogeneic stimulation capacity after surgeryCarla S. Fogolin
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
12:00 - 12:15 pmHuman macrophages enhance the function of bioengineered human cardiac microtissuesHomaira Hamidzada
University of Toronto, Canada
12:15 - 12:30 pmHotDoc: The Cancer Prevention Research Group in GreeceChristos Tsagkaris
CPRGG, Greece
12:30 - 12:45 pmHotDoc: Incorporating interventions to an extended SEIRD model with vaccination: Application to COVID-19 in QatarElizabeth B. Amona
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA