Autoinflammation breaks barriers
27. Nov. - 29. Nov. 2018


We cordially invite you to Münster for the forthcoming third international symposium on ‘Autoinflammation breaks Barrieres’, which will be held from November 27th to 29th this year at the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Münster.

The symposium will include presentations of highly renowned speakers in the field of microbiome, inflammation at barrier functions, neuroinflammation as well as Inflammation and Immunity out of control. Participants of the symposium are invited to present their data on a poster.

We are looking forward to see you all in November in Münster!

Johannes Roth, Karin Loser, Thomas Vogl and Sabine Blaß-Kampmann (Organizers)

Ruth Langer and Carolin Weise (Local organizing team)


Welcome note

27.11. | 17:00

Prof. Dr. Monika Stoll

Vice-Rector for Research


SFB 1009

Keynote Talks

27.11 | 17:30

Prof. Dr. Irmgard Förster
University of Bonn

Environmental control of barrier integrity and metabolism by the AhR/AhRR pathway

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wienands

Primary and Secondary B Cell Responses

Come together

27.11. | 18:50

Training inflammation by sterile and microbial triggers

28.11 | 9:00

Dr. Shruti Naik
The Rockefeller University New York

Eavesdropping on the conversation between immune cells and stem cells

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Grice
University of Pennsylvania

Skin microbiome roles in inflammation and wound healing

Dr. Guru Krishnamoorthy
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Munich

Microbiome in MS – Hype or Hope?

Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

28.11. | 10:30

Biology and pathology of biological barriers

28.11 | 11:00

Prof. Dr. Carien Niessen
University of Cologne

Biomechanical signaling and adhesion in making, maintaining and breaking epithelial barriers

Prof. Dr. Johanna Brandner
University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf

Tight Junctions, Infection and Inflammation

Prof. Dr. Michael Hertl
Philipps-Universität Marburg

Pemphigus - from immune dysregulation to therapeutic tolerance induction

Lunch and poster viewing

28.11. | 12:30

Plasticity of inflammatory responses

28.11 | 14:00

Prof. Dr. med. Markus Sperandio
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

Src family kinases in neutrophil trafficking

Gunther Hartmann

Recent insights in nuclear acid immunity

Prof. Dr. Dmitry I. Gabrilovich
The Winstar Institute, Philadelphia

Neutrophils and myeloid-derived suppressor cells: two cells with different destiny

Dr. Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky

Organ damage in autoinflammatory diseases: Time to look beyond immune cells?

Coffee break and poster viewing

28.11. | 16:00

Modelling barrier functions and response to Infections

28.11 | 16:30

Prof. Dr. med. Susanne Herold
Universities of Giessen and Marburg

Multilineage murine lung stem cells generate 3D bronchioalveolar lung organoids for analysis of developmental processes and disease modeling

Dr. Dorothee Kretschmer

Formyl-Peptide Receptors in Infection and Inflammation

Dr. Noelia Alonso-Gonzalez
WWU Münster

Clearing the dead: heterogeneous inflammatory responses by macrophages

Christian Schwarz
WWU Münster

Detecting bacteria-induced infective endocarditis by elemental mass spectrometric imaging

Bus Transfer to Restaurant 'A2 am Aasee'

28.11. | 18:30

Dinner & Party

28.11. | 19:00

Novel concepts in neuroinflammation

29.11 | 9:00

Prof. Dr. med. Ralf Linker
University Hospital Regensburg

Sodium in the microenvironment regulates immune responses and tissue homeostasis

Dr. Prudence Hart
University of Western Australia, Perth

Can UV irradiation regulate autoimmune disease?

Prof. Tomas Olsson
Center for Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Hospital Stockholm

Interactions between MS risk genes and lifestyle/environmental factors

Ann-Katrin Fleck
WWU Münster

Dietary supplementation with conjugated linoleic acid influences CNS autoimmunity via the gut-brain axis

Coffee break

29.11. | 10:45

Inflammation and immunity out of control

29.11 | 11:15

Jae Jin Chae, Ph.D.

Selective Advantage of FMF: Role of the Pyrin Inflammasome Against Yersinia

Prof. Dr. Bodo Grimbacher
University of Freiburg

The link between autoinflammation and immunodeficiency

Maria Schneeweiß
WWU Münster

The Yersinia outer protein M (YopM) reduces keratinocyte hyperproliferation and neutrophil infiltration psoriasis-like inflammation in mice

Antonella Russo
WWU Münster

The alarmin S100A8/S100A9 is a key regulator of monocyte activation and homing

Closing remarks

29.11. | 13:00


Registration / Abstract submission



  • registration
  • scientific program
  • social program
  • congress booklet

Fee: 0,00 €

  • WWU.Campus.GmbH
  • Steinfurter Str. 13
  • 48149 Münster
  • +49 251 83 32000

  • (Please enable JavaScript to view this email address)