SFI 2019

12 to 14 November 2019 - Nantes events Center, Nantes, France

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Wednesday 13 November


Mezzanine & Espace R2 (Level 2)Welcome coffee

Plenary Session


Auditorium 450 (Level 2)Innate Immunity

Chairs: Loredana Saveanu (Paris, France) and Jérome Martin (Nantes, France)

  • Éric Vivier (Marseille, France): Harnessing innate immunity in cancer therapy
  • Nicolas Manel (Paris, France): Activation of intracellular innate immune sensors by viruses and self
  • Mihai G. Netea (Nijmegen, The Netherlands): Metabolic and Epigenetic Reprogramming in Myeloid Cells

Parallel Sessions


Salle 200 (Level 2)Symposium Qiagen

  • Logo QiagenHélène Bauby: QIAGEN Innovations for your NGS applications, focus on TCR sequencing
    and Tumor Mutational Burden (TMB)


Auditorium 450 (Level 2)Symposium BMS

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Mezzanine & Espace R2 (Level 2)Poster Session 2

Coffee break - Visit of exhibition

Parallel Sessions


Auditorium 450 (Level 2)Myeloid cells

Chairs: Véronique Witko-Sarsat (Paris, France) and Élise Chiffoleau (Nantes, France)

  • Andrés Hidalgo (Madrid, Spain): Heterogeneity of neutrophils
  • Mercedes Tkach (Paris, France): Function of exosomes and other extracellular vesicles in cancer-immune system cross-talk

Selected short oral presentations

  • Camille Bigenwald (New York, USA): BRAFV600E-induced senescence in hematopoietic progenitors drives Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis pathophysiology
  • Amélie Bigorgne (Paris, France): Liver-infiltrating neutrophils and mast cells are selectively decreased upon anti-angiogenic therapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer
  • Nicolas Ruffin (Paris, France): Human dendritic cell precursors sense HIV-1 by a dual innate mechanism revealed by single cell analysis


Salle 200 (Level 2)Vaccination

Chairs: Claude Leclerc (Paris, France) and Nicolas Boisgerault (Nantes, France)

  • Claude Leclerc (Paris, France): IL-17 suppresses the therapeutic activity of cancer vaccines by inhibiting the activation of anti-tumoral CD8+ T cell responses
  • Béhazine Combadière (Paris, France): Innate gene signature distinguishes humoral versus cytotoxic responses to influenza vaccination

Selected short oral presentations

  • Lise Chauveau (Oxford, UK): cGAMP-loaded HIV-derived VLP elicit protective T cell and antibody responses in mice
  • Fanny Lafouresse (Toulouse, France): Unique cellular sources of CXCR3 ligands direct intranodal T cell positioning and interactions following viral infection
  • Nabila Seddiki (Créteil, France): Memory influenza-specific T follicular helper (Tfh) and regulatory (Tfr) cells are depicted in peripheral blood very early following vaccination


Salle G-H (Level 2)From Immune Development to Ageing

Chairs: Delphine Sauce (Paris, France) and Nicolas Degauque (Nantes, France)

  • Isabelle André (Paris, France): T cell progenitors to treat immune deficiencies
  • Arne Akbar (London, UK): Strategies for enhancing immunity during ageing

Selected short oral presentations

  • Carole Le Coz (Philadelphia, USA): PU.1-mutated agammaglobulinemia (PU.MA) is caused by developmental arrest of pro-B cells
  • Daan Pieren (Utrecht, Netherlands): Pan-KIR+ virtual memory cells accumulate with age and contribute to the functional decline of CD8+ T cells in the elderly
  • Milesa Simic (Marseille, France): Becoming LTi


Espace R0 (Level 0)Lunch

Mezzanine & Espace R2 (Level 2)Coffee - Visit of exhibition & Posters


Salle G-H (Level 2)Réunion de docimologie

Organisée par l’ASSIM

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Plenary Sessions


Auditorium 450 (Level 2)Immunometabolism

Chairs: Agnès Lehuen (Paris, France) and Cédric Louvet (Nantes, France)

  • Luciana Berod (Hannover, Germany): Control of T cell differentiation by lipid metabolism
  • Christoph Hess (Basel, Switzerland): Metabolic sensing of danger
  • Agnès Lehuen (Paris, France): Role of MAIT cells in metabolic diseases


Auditorium 450 (Level 2)Young Immunologists

Chairs: Delphine Sauce (Paris, France), Aude Magerus (Paris, France) and 
Laetitia Gautreau-Rolland (Nantes, France)

  • Abdouramane Camara (Strasbourg, France): Lymph Node Mesenchymal and Endothelial Stromal Cells Cooperate via the RANK-RANKL Cytokine Axis to Shape the Sinusoidal Macrophage Niche
  • Pierre Duplouye (Nantes, France): Evaluation of the role of CD28H on human NK cells
  • Emeline Joulia (Toulouse, France): Role of the Transcription Factor Eomes in Susceptibility to Central Nervous System Autoimmunity
  • Jérémy Santamaria (Toulouse, France): Exceptionally high recirculation of peripheral regulatory T cells to the NOD thymus strongly inhibits de novo development of their precursors


Mezzanine & Espace R2 (Level 2)Coffee break - Visit of exhibition & Posters

Plenary Sessions


Auditorium 450 (Level 2)Philosophy of Science - Theoretical Immunology

Chairs: Jacques Nunès (Marseille, France) and Renato Monteiro (Paris, France)

  • Thomas Pradeu (Bordeaux, France): A philosophical approach to the immune system


Auditorium 450 (Level 2)SFI General Assembly


Cité des Congrès de Nantes (Level 0)Bus departure for the Congress Dinner


Congress Dinner

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