Scientific Programme

Monday 10th September

9.00 - 10.30 h. Registration opens & continues throughout.

10.30 - 11.00 h. Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.30 h. Workshop, Opening and Welcome.

Special Opening Lecture: Immunonutrition – global perspectives.

Speaker:

Andrew M. Prentice

MRC Unit. The Gambia & MRC International Nutrition Group. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. United Kingdom.


11.00 - 12.30 h. Session: Session I. Molecular and cellular roles of nutrients in the immune system.

Vitamin A and the immune system.

Speaker:

Catherine Ross

Penn State University. Pennsylvania. United States of America.


Zinc and the immune system.

Speaker:

Inga Wessels

Aachen University. Germany.


12.30 - 14.00 h. Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 h. Session: Session II. Immunometabolism.

Immunometabolic adaptation in pregnancy.

Speaker:

Kathy Thornton

Swansea University Swansea. United Kingdom.


Metabolism in T cells: nutrients, signals and function.

Speaker:

Nancy MacIver

Duke University School of Medicine. United States of America.


Oral Communications.

15.30 - 16.00 h. Coffee Break

16.00 - 17.30 h. Session: Session III. Nutrition and inflammation.

Fats as triggers and modulators of inflammation.

Speaker:

Philip C. Calder

Faculty of Medicine. University of Southampton. United Kingdom.


Nutrition & inflammatory signalling pathways.

Speaker:

Harry Wichers

Wageningen University. Wageningen. The Netherlands.


Oral Communications.

17.30 - 18.30 h. Poster Presentations: Session I.

18.30 - 19.30 h. Reception.

Tuesday 11th September

9.00 - 10.30 h. Session: Session IV. Micronutrients and immunity.

Vitamin C, immunity and infection.

Speaker:

Harri Hemila

Department of Public Health. University of Helsinki. Helsinki. Finland.


Vitamin D, immunity and infection.

Speaker:

Fritz Gombart

Oregon State University. United States of America.


Oral Communications.

10.30 - 11.00 h. Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.30 h. Session: Session V. Fats, immunity and inflammation.

Omega-6 fatty acids in autoimmunity, inflammation and resolution.

Speaker:

Laurence S. Harbige

London Metropolitan University. United Kingdom.


Omega-3 fatty acids and resolution of inflammation.

Speaker:

Jes Dalli

William Harvey Research Institute. Queen Mary University of London. London. United Kingdom.


Oral Communications.

12.30 - 14.00 h. Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 h. Session: Session VI. The Mediterranean diet, immunity and inflamation.

Flavanoids and allergy.

Speaker:

Prof. Francisco José Pérez-Cano

Department of Biochemistry and Physiology. Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences. University of Barcelona. Spain.


Beer, immune system and microbiota.

Speaker:

Ascensión Marcos

Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition. Spanish National Research Council (ICTAN-CSIC). Spain.


Oral Communications.

15.30 - 16.00 h. Coffee Break

16.00 - 17.30 h. Session: Session VII. Nutrition and infectious disease.

Vitamin D and infection.

Speaker:

Adrian Martineau

Queen Mary University of London. London. United Kingdom.


Iron and infection.

Speaker:

Hal Drakesmith

Oxford. United Kingdom.


Oral Communications.

17.30 - 18.30 h. Poster Presentations: Session II.

19.30 - 22.00 h. Gala Dinner

Wednesday 12th September

9.00 - 10.30 h. Session: Session VIII. Microbiota and immune health.

Microbiota & GALT.

Speaker:

Marie Lewis

University of Reading. Reading. United Kingdom.


Probiotic interaction with host immunity.

Speaker:

Gabriela Perdigón

University of Tucuman. Argentina.


Oral Communications.

10.30 - 11.00 h. Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.30 h. Session: Session IX. Obesity, immunity and inflammation.

Why obesity is an inflammatory disease.

Speaker:

Jazz Sethi

University of Southampton. Southampton. United Kingdom.


Adipose tissue as an inflammatory focus.

Speaker:

Fatima Perez-Heredia

Liverpool John Moores University. Liverpool. United Kingdom.


Oral Communications.

12.30 - 14.00 h. Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 h. Session: Session X. Nutrition and immunosenescence.

Probiotics and the ageing immune system.

Speaker:

Parveen Yaqoob

University of Reading. Reading. United Kingdom.


Vitamin E and the ageing immune system.

Speaker:

Dayong Wu

Tufts University. Boston. United States of America.


Oral Communications.

15.30 - 16.00 h. Coffee Break

16.00 - 17.30 h. Session: Session XI. Nutrition and immune development.

Breast milk oligosaccharides and the developing immune system.

Speaker:

Sharon Donovan

University of Illinois. United States of America.


Breast feeding, microbiota and immune development in early life.

Speaker:

Aletta Kraneveld

Utrecht University. The Netherlands.


Oral Communications.

17.30 - 18.00 h. Special closing lecture: The immunology of asthma.

Speaker:

Stephen Holgate

University of Southampton. Southampton. United Kingdom.


18.00 - 18.30 h. Awards, Closing & Handover.