Portrait of the immune system: history and perspective
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, November 29-30, 2011
Programme Outline

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
09h30-13h30 Joint session with Jerne100: Waiting for the end.
13h30-15h00 Lunch & Posters
Proliferation versus Differentiation in alfa beta T cell development
15h45-16h30 Oral communications
Ribot et al. CD70 on dendritic and epithelial cells in the thymic medulla promotes CD4 Foxp3 regulatory T cell development via CD27 (Abstract Book page 42)
Pereira et al. Clonal Analysis of V(D)J Rearrangement in Immunoglobulin Genes: Implications for Allelic Exclusion (Abstract Book page 63)
16h30-17h00 Coffee break & Posters
Expanding T cell subsets in vivo with IL-2/Mab complexes
19h00 SPI General Assembly
20h30 Conference Dinner
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
B cell diseases caused by chronic help from Idiotype-specific T cells
10h15-11h00Oral communications
Regateiro et al. Generation of anti-inflammatory adenosine by leukocytes is regulated by TGF-β (Abstract Book page 30)
Nunes-Cabaço et al. HIV-2 has a reduced ability to infect the human thymus (Abstract Book page 50)
11h00-11h30 Coffee break
A History, so far
13h30-14h30 Lunch & Posters
How the amphibian Xenopus became a tool for immunologists
Diversity is generated with diversity
16h00-16h30 Coffee break
16h30-17h30 Oral communications
Madureira et al. Host IL-10 production is responsible for neonatal mice susceptibility against Group B Streptococcus infections (Abstract Book page 64)
Resende et al. Infected but not Bystander Dendritic Cells polarize CD4 T cells towards a non-protective T-bet INF-γ IL10 phenotype (Abstract Book page 51)
Ribeiro et al. Lympho-stromal interactions decline the frequency of IL-7-expressing thymic epithelial cells independently of the establishment of the medullary epithelium compartment (Abstract Book page 35)
Autoimmunity and Cancer
18h15Awards and Closing session