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Immunology
 
November 7 - 11
Margarida Carneiro (mcarneiro@icnc.com.pt)

Monday, November 7th 2011


9h30-10h00: «The "neck down" approach to NeuroImmunology» (Margarida Carneiro, CNC)


10h15-11h15: « Complement C1q and C5a in Neuroprotection and Neurodegeneration : Novel Opportunities for Alzheimers Disease Therapies » (Andrea Tenner, Univ. California in Irvine, USA)


11h30-12h30: «AIP56: a bacterial apoptogenic AB toxin targetting NF-kB» (Nuno Santos, IBMC, Porto)



Tuesday, November 8th 2011


9h30-10h00: «B cell regulation of Treg development» (Giuseppe Loiaco/ Marco Heestermans, CNC)


10h15-11h15: «Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2): the causative molecule of familial Parkinsons disease » (Fumiya Obata, Kitasato University, Japan)


11h30-12h30: «Induction of immune tolerance using anti-CD4 monoclonal antibodies (preliminary title)» (Ana Água-Doce, IMM, Lisbon)



Wednesday, November 9th 2011


9h30-10h00: «Alterations in peripheral blood leukocytes in Alzheimers Disease patients» (Milene Gonçalves, CNC)


10h15-11h15: «Epstein Bar virus infection and the role of B cells in multiple sclerosis (preliminary title)» (Francesca Aloisi, Instituto Superiore di Santià, Italy)


11h30-12h30: «CD8+ T cells, the new therapeutic targets in rheumatoid arthritis» (Helena Carvalheiro, CNC)



Thursday, November 10th 2011


Hands-on course (Part 1): «Characterizing shifts in the peripheral blood immune cell subsets in neurodegenerative diseases by flow cytometry»



9h30-10h30: Introduction to flow cytometry and sample preparation (Magno Garcia, CNC; Sandra Cardoso, CNC)


10h30-13h00: Sample preparation and staining


14h30-18h00: Sample reading in the flow-cytometer



Friday, November 11th 2011


Hands-on course (Part 2)



9h30-13h00; 14h00-16h30: Data analysis and discussion

Course Evaluation:
Short report presenting and discussion the experimental data (max 2 pages, plus 1 page for bibliography and figures/tables), to be delivered by Nov 25th 2011.
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