Utrecht Center for Quantitative Immunology


Colloquium of the Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW) Amsterdam, the Netherlands
November 28-30, 2018

Scientific programme

Wednesday November 28: Expert meeting

Fundamentals of T-cell memory:

  • Rafi Ahmed (Emory Emory Vaccine Center - Emory University, Atlanta, USA
  • John Harty (University of Iowa, USA)
  • Donna Farber (Columbia University, New York, USA)

Tissue-resident memory T cells

  • David Masopust (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Rachel Clark (Harvard, Boston, USA)
  • Klaas van Gisbergen (AMC, Amsterdam)
  • Georg Gasteiger (Wurzburg Institute of Systems Immunology, Germany)

Thursday November 29: Expert meeting

T-cell memory in bone marrow and brain

  • Andreas Radbruch (DRFZ Berlin, Germany)
  • Francesca Di Rosa (University of Rome, Italy)
  • Doron Merkler (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Targeting tissue-resident memory T cells in infection and cancer

  • John Schiller (NIH, Bethesda, USA)
  • Ton Schumacher (NKI, Amsterdam)
  • Thomas Gebhardt (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Friday November 30: Masterclass

  • Fundamentals of T-cell memory (John Harty)
  • Tissue-resident memory T cells (David Masopust)
  • T-cell memory in bone marrow (Francesca di Rosa)
  • Tissue-resident memory T cells in cancer (John Schiller)


Meeting participation costs: 150 Euro for the entire meeting, 50 Euro for the Masterclass.

*According to KNAW regulations, the Expert Meeting is only open for experts in the field (typically researchers who obtained their PhD > 4 years ago, although exceptions can be made for younger people who are obviously experts in the field). The masterclass is also open for all interested PhD students.