FIMSA Advanced Immunology Course (Virtual)

Time : August 19-20, 2022

Youtube: TBC

Free registration:  (first come first serve)

Rundown is available at the end of this page.

Aug 19, 2022 (Friday)

Time: 1:00 pm - 6:15 pm (HKT)

Chairs: Profs Kathy Lui (CUHK) & Zhiwei Chen (HKU)

1:00 - 1:10

Welcome speech

Prof. Kathy Lui

1:10 - 1:15

Group Pictures with all speakers

1:15 - 1:45

Antigen presenting cells: processing and presentation of antigen

Prof. Sunil Arora
(Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, India)

1:45 - 2:15

T cell exhaustion and immune dynamics thereof

Prof. Yuzhang Wu
(The Army Medical University, China)

2:15 - 2:45

Programming of tissue-resident memory T cells

Prof. Laura Mackay
(The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Australia)

2:45 - 3:15

A leaf of window opens for immunology when self-DNA become autoantigen

Prof. Sidong Xiong

(Soochow University, China)

3:15 - 3:45

Epigenetic dysregulation in immune-mediated disease

Prof. Esteban Ballestar
(Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute, Spain)

3:45 - 4:15

Neutrophil-gated immune response during sepsis: lesson from intravital imaging
Prof. Young-Min Hyun
(Yonsei University, Korea)

4:15 - 4:45

Regulation of antibody production by T follicular helper subsets

Prof. Luis Graca
(University of Lisbon, Portugal)

4:45 - 5:15

The role of group 2 innate lymphoid cells in pulmonary diseases

Prof. Kazuyo Moro

(Osaka University, Japan)

 5:15 - 5:45

The why and how of CD4+ T cells in cardiovascular disease and repair

Prof. Kathy Lui
(The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

5:45 - 6:15

COVID-19 vaccination and preventive efficacy

Prof. Zhiwei Chen
(The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)


Aug 20, 2022 (Saturday)

Morning session: 8:30 am-12:15 pm (HKT)
Chairs: Profs Jun Yu (CUHK) & Kwan Ting Chow (CityU)

8:30 - 9:15

Does the immune system think?

Prof. Tak Wah Mak
(University of Toronto, Canada / The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

9:15 - 9:45

Nuclear DNA sensor hnRNP-A2B1 in innate immunity, inflammation and cancer
Prof. Xuetao Cao
(Nankai University, China)

9:45 - 10:15

Germinal center T-B interactions

Prof. Hai Qi
(Tsinghua University, China)

10:15 - 10:45

T cell subsets in immunity and diseases

Prof. Chen Dong
(Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, China)

10:45 - 11:15

Understanding systemic lupus erythematosus: from bench to bedside and back
Prof. Chak Sing Lau
(The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

11:15 - 11:45

Mesenchymal stem cell transplantation for treating autoimmune diseases

Prof. Lingyun Sun
(Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, China)

11:45 - 12:15

Gut microbiome in modulating anti-cancer immunotherapy response

Prof. Jun Yu
(The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)


Aug 20, 2022 (Saturday)

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm-6:05 pm (HKT)
Chairs: Profs CK Wong (CUHK) & Nancy Kwan Man (HKU)

1:00 - 1:30

Myelid-derived suppressor cells in early life

Prof. Jie Zhou
(Tianjin Medical University, China)

1:30 - 2:00

New immune checkpoints and cancer immunotherapy

Prof. Youhai Chen
(CAS Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, China)

2:00 - 2:30

How CD8+ memory T cells maintain their longevity?

Prof. Bo Huang
(Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, China)

2:30 - 3:00

The critical roles of Syk-CLRs in COVID-19 induced Immunothrombosis

Prof. Shie-Liang Hsieh

(Academia Sinica, Taipei)

3:00 - 3:30

Investigation into the role of microglia in brain injury

Prof. Jana Vukovic
(The University of Queensland, Australia)

3:30 - 4:00

AIM2 in TFH cell differentiation and its molecular mechanism in SLE development
Prof. Qianjing Lu
(Central South University, China)

4:00 - 4:30

Molecular control of regulatory T cell differentiation and function by Foxp3 and TCR
Prof. Shohei Hori
(The University of Tokyo, Japan)

4:30 - 5:00

Regulation of macrophage-mediated inflammatory responses

Prof. Xiaoyu Hu
(Tsinghua University, China)

5:00 - 5:30

Transplant immunology and oncology - the immune regulation on tumor microenvironment
Prof. Nancy Kwan Man
(The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

 5:30 - 6:00

The anti-inflammatory mechanism of Interleukin-37 in atopic dermatitis: proteomic, molecular and animal approaches
Prof. Chun Kwok Wong
(The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

6:00 - 6:05

Concluding remarks

Prof. Liwei Lu
(The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)



This is the rundown for 2022 FIMSA Advanced Immunology Course (Virtual).