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Type 2 Immunity in Early Life

Liege, Belgium
Monday, 9 May, 2022 - 08:45 to Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 - 17:45


'Type 2 Immunity in Early Life' co-organised by the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research and South African National Research Foundation will take place 9 – 10 May 2022 in Liege, Belgium.

Gestation through to weaning from our mothers is considered to be a time when immune systems show a bias to Type 2 immunity. The significance of this for mothers and offspring health during pregnancy, nursing and in later life is being recognised as being a key determinant of both positive and negative, short and long term health trajectories.

This meeting will present some of the latest insights into how this early life immune status influences important health scenarios and how these effects may be extended into later life once direct maternal offspring interactions have been discontinued. It will present work on how this early life environment influences the control of infection, onset of non-communicable diseases and the maternal-offspring tolerogenic interface. Work will be presented in the context of both developed and developing world health issues.

Please visit the website for more information, to submit your abstract and register.

Confirmed speakers

  • Clare Lloyd, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
  • Clarissa Prazeres da Costa, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
  • Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Matthew Taylor, Institute of Immunology and Infection Research, University of Edinburgh , United Kingdom
  • Cecilie Svanes, Bergen University, Norway
  • Jorge Domínguez-Andrés, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, The Netherlands
  • Bart Lambrecht, University of Ghent, Belgium

Abstract submission

There will be a selection among submitted abstracts for oral presentations. To submit an abstract, you must first register using the registration form. You will then receive a link to the abstract submission form.


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