• 2019 Formosa Immunology Spring School & Symposium

    Frontier of Emerging Concepts in Immunology

     

    April 9-13, 2019

    Taipei, Taiwan

     

     

     

     

     

    Organizers:

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital - Linkou

    Chang Gung University

    The Chinese Society of Immunology

    Taiwan Oncology Society

  • - About FISS -

    The field of immunology is one of the fastest growing disciplines in biomedical research. Immunology comprises a multifaceted research agenda that has roots in the clinical challenges of host defense against infection, transplantation, autoimmunity, tumor immunology, and allergy. To date, it also becomes clear that outside the traditional immunological diseases, dysregulation of immune responses is associated with the development of many metabolic disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. These exciting findings in basic immunology research provide momentum in clinical immunology research that offers substantial therapeutic promise and brought novel interventions for the treatment of many human diseases.

     

    In the past decade, researchers in Taiwan have made several outstanding discoveries and breakthroughs in both basic and clinical immunology. Multiple institutes in Taiwan, including Chang Gung University, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital System, have devoted an enormous effort to nurture and support fundamental and clinical research of immunology. However, as the subject of immunology becomes more complex, it is imperative to train the next generation of immunologists to stay at the forefront of their respective lines of research in this ever-evolving field. Moreover, it is also well recognized that multidisciplinary collaborations both locally and internationally become increasingly important to deal with the massive data sets acquired by ever-advancing technology. In light of this, several Taiwanese immunologists from Chang Gung University/Hospital System as well as many other research institutes and universities at home and abroad have worked together to organize this first-ever immunology spring school and symposium, Formosa Immunology Spring School and Symposium (FISS) - Emerging Concepts in Immunology. The goals of this event are to foster biomedical research for our next generation and to provide a platform to bridge local scientists with world-renowned immunologists.

     

    FISS, is a five-day event that will be held in Taiwan on April 9-13, 2019. Having 10 world-class immunology experts along with top Taiwanese researchers, this event will provide a comprehensive overview of both basic concepts and cutting-edge knowledge in immunology. Specifically, for the first three days, the Spring School offers a combination of lectures from the guest faculty and poster/oral presentation sessions from the students, which allow intellectual interaction covering the current challenges and/or issues of broad topics of immunology research. The entire event will end with a one-and-half day symposium in which the invited international and Taiwanese faculty will present and share their exciting on-going research work. We look forward to seeing the best young scientists from Taiwan to participate in the program. The selection process for the students is highly competitive. It is expected that the selected students to be highly motivated to actively participate in all the program activities during this intensive five-day event.

     

    We genuinely believe that the FISS is the excellent opportunity for young students, postdocs and physician scientists in Taiwan to broaden their horizons in immunology research and to have the chance to present their work and interact with leading scientists within the field. It is our hope that this event will encourage local scientists to tackle the challenges ahead of us and to bring top-notch researchers together for fruitful scientific interactions. Ultimately, we believe this effort will inspire new generations of Taiwanese researchers and generate great momentum to move biomedical research in Taiwan forward.

  • Spring School Program

    2019 Formosa Immunology Spring School and Symposium (FISS)

    Frontier of Emerging Concepts in Immunology

    Day 1/ Tuesday, April 9, 2019 (Taipei Grand Hotel)

    Time/Topic

     

    14:00-1500

    Registration

     

    15:00-15:30

    Introduction of FISS

     

    15:30-16:00

    Opening Remarks: Fu-Tong Liu, Professor, Academia Sinica

     

    16:00-17:00

    Lecture 1: Shie-Liang Hsieh, Professor, Academia Sinica

     

    17:00-18:00

    Hotel Check-in

     

    18:00-20:00

    Welcome Dinner

    Day 2/ Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (Taipei Grand Hotel)

    Time/Topic

     

    07:00-08:00

    Breakfast

     

    08:00-09:00

    Lecture 2: Jean-Laurent Casanova, Professor, Rockefeller University

     

    09:00-09:15

    Break

     

    09:15-10:15

    Lecture 3: Mitch Kronenberg, President, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

     

    10:15-10:30

    Break

     

    10:30-11:30

    Lecture 4: Hilde Cheroutre, Division Head, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

     

    11:30-13:00

    Lunch

     

     

    13:00-14:00

    Lecture 5: Marco Colonna, Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

     

    14:00-14:15

    Break

     

    14:15-15:15

    Lecture 6: Michele De Palma, Head, The Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research

     

    15:15-15:30

    Break

     

    15:30-17:00

    Student Poster Session

     

    17:00-18:00

    Free time

     

    18:00-19:30

    Dinner

     

    19:30-21:00

    Workshop I (Prepare for a successful career in biomedical research):

    • Wan-Lin Lo, Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco
    • Stanley Huang, Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University
    • Ping-Chih Ho, Assistant Professor, University of Lausanne
    • Li-Fan Lu, Associate Professor, University of California-San Diego
     

    Day 3/ Thursday, April 11, 2019 (Taipei Grand Hotel)

    Time/Topic

     

    07:00-08:00

    Breakfast

     

    08:00-09:00

    Lecture 7: Arthur Weiss, Professor, University of California, San Francisco

     

    09:00-09:15

    Break

     

    09:15-10:15

    Lecture 8: Jonathan Sprent, Professor, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

     

    10:15-10:30

    Break

     

    10:30-11:30

    Lecture 9: Alexander Rudensky, Professor, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

     

    11:30-13:00

    Lunch

     

     

    13:00-14:00

    Lecture 10: Burkhard Becher, Professor, University of Zurich

     

    14:00-14:15

    Break

     

    14:15-15:15

    Lecture 11: Jedd Wolchok, Professor, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

     

    15:15-15:30

    Break

     

    15:30-17:00

    Student Oral Presentation

     

    17:00-18:00

    Free time

     

    18:00-19:30

    Dinner

     

    19:30-21:00

    Workshop III (Physician-scientist and translational research):

    • Ching-Lan Lu, Instructor, Rockefeller University
    • Huang-Yu Yang, Assistant Professor, Chang-Gung Medical Center
    • Muh-Hwa Yang, Professor, National Yang-Ming University
    • Jonathan Li, Assistant Professor, Harvard University
     

    Day 4/ Friday, April 12, 2019

    Time/Topic

     

    07:00-10:00

    Breakfast, Free Time, & Check out

     

    10:00-11:00

    Transportation to the Symposium Venue (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital)

     

  • Symposium Program

    2019 Formosa Immunology Spring School and Symposium (FISS)

    Frontier of Emerging Concepts in Immunology

    Friday, April 12, 2019 (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital)

    Time/Topic

     

    11:00-13:30

    Registration

    (Lunch & Hotel Check in)

     

    13:30-14:00

    Opening Remarks

     

    14:00-15:00

    Keynote Seminar: Jean-Laurent Casanova, Professor, Rockefeller University

     

    15:00-15:45

    Plenary Speaker: Shie-Liang Hsieh, Distinguished Research Fellow, Academia Sinica

     

    15:45-16:15

    Break

     

    16:15-17:00

    Plenary Speaker: Marco Colonna, Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

     

    17:00-17:30

    Local Speaker: Ya-Jen Chang, Assistant Research Fellow, Academia Sinica

     

    17:30-18:15

    Plenary Speaker: Mitch Kronenberg, President, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology​

     

    18:15-20:00

    Welcome Reception for Immunology Symposium

    Saturday, April 13, 2019 (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital)

    Time/Topic

     

    07:00-08:00

    Breakfast

     

    Session I:

    08:00-08:45

    Plenary Speaker: Jedd Wolchok, Professor, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

     

    08:45-09:15

    Local Speaker: Muh-Hwa Yang, Professor, National Yang-Ming University

     

    09:15-10:00

    Plenary Speaker: Michele De Palma, Head, The Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research

     

    10:00-10:30

    Break

     

    Session II:

    10:30-11:00

    Local Speaker: James Cheng, Assistant Professor, National Tsing Hua University

     

    11:00-11:45

    Plenary Speaker: Hilde Cheroutre, Division Head, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

     

    11:45-13:30

    Lunch

     

     

    Session III:

    13:30-14:15

    Plenary speaker: Arthur Weiss, Professor, University of California, San Francisco

     

    14:15-14:45

    Local Speaker: Chien-Kuo Lee, Chair, Department of Immunology, National Taiwan University

     

    14:45-15:30

    Plenary Speaker: Jonathan Sprent, Professor, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

     

    15:30-16:00

    Break

     

    Session IV:

    16:00-16:45

    Plenary Speaker: Burkhard Becher, Professor, University of Zurich

     

    16:45-17:15

    Local Speaker: Huang-Yu Yang, Associate Professor, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

     

    17:15-18:00

    Plenary Speaker: Alexander Rudensky, Professor, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

     

    18:00-18:30

    Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks: Chang-Fu Kuo, Professor, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

     

  • International Faculty

    Spring School Faculty & Keynote Speaker

     

    Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor, The Rockefeller University

    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Head of Laboratory, St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases

    Visiting Professor, Necker Hospital, University Paris Descartes

    National Academy of Sciences, USA

    • School Topic: Toward a genetic theory of childhood infectious diseases
    • Symposium Title: Toward a genetic theory of childhood infectious diseases​

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Burkhard Becher, Ph.D.​

    Professor and Co-Chair of the Inst. of Experimental Immunology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

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    • School Topic: High-parametric single cell mapping: from basic biology to human health​
    • Symposium Title: Cytokine communication in inflammation: The T cell-phagocyte interface​

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Marco Colonna, M.D.

    Robert Rock Belliveau MD Professor

    Washington University School of Medicine

     

    • School Topic: Innate Immunology in Neurodegeneration
    • Symposium Title: Microglial autophagy and metabolic fitness in Alzheimer’s disease
     

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Hilde Cheroutre, Ph.D.

    Professor/Head, Division of Developmental Immunology

    La Joll Institute for Allergy and Immunology, USA

     

    • School Topic: Mucosal immunity
    • Symposium Title: A long noncoding RNA in the CD8 locus controls functional differentiation of CD4 T cells​
     

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Michele De Palma, Ph.D.

    Associate professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)

     

    • School Topic:  Reprogramming the tumor microenvironment for enhancing immunotherapy
    • Symposium Title: Myeloid cell regulation of tumor immunity and response to immunotherapy​

     

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Mitch Kronenberg, Ph.D.

    Professor, President and Chief Scientific Officer, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

     

    • School Topic:  The Expanding Family of Innate Lymphocytes: NK cells, ILC and Innate-like T cells
    • Symposium Title: Development and function of innate-like alpha beta T cells

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Alexander Rudensky, Ph.D.

    Professor,

    Director of Ludwig Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

    National Academy of Sciences, USA

    • School Topic:  Differentiation and function of regulatory T cells
    • Symposium Title: Epigenetic and transcriptional mechanisms of cellular memory

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Jonathan Sprent, Ph.D.

    Professor, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

    Fellow of the Royal Society, UK

    Fellow of the Australian Academy, Australia

    National Academy of Sciences, USA

    • School Topic:  The thymus and T cell development
    • Symposium Title: Self tolerance: new thoughts on an old issue

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Arthur Weiss, Ph.D.

    Professor, University of California San Francisco

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

    National Academy of Sciences, USA

    • School Topic:  T cell receptor signaling​
    • Symposium Title: New insights into TCR ligand discrimination​​

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Jedd Wolchok, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor, Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Associate Director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunotherapy

    • School Topic:  Checkpoint Blockade Immunotherapy​
    • Symposium Title: Immune-Modulating Approaches to Cancer Therapy: Focusing on Combinations
  • Taiwanese Faculty

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Shie-Liang Hsieh, M.D., Ph.D.

    (謝世良 醫師 博士)

    Distinguished Research Fellow

    Academia Sinica

     

     

     

    • School Topic:  C-type lectins in host-pathogen interaction​​
    • Symposium Title: The critical role of myeloid lectin  in the pathogenesis of viral infections​

    Symposium Speaker

     

    Ya-Jen Chang, Ph.D.
    (張雅貞 博士)

    Assistant Research Fellow

    Academia Sinica

     

    • Symposium Title: Focus on the inbetweener: Regulation of group 2 innate lymphoid cells in asthma​

    Symposium Speaker

     

    Shih-Chin "James" Cheng, Ph.D.
    (鄭世進 博士)

    Assistant Professor

    National Tsing Hua University

     

    • Symposium Title: Metabolic perspective of trained immunity

    Spring School Faculty

     

    Ping-Chih Ho, Ph.D.

    (何秉智 博士)

    Assistant Professor, University of Lausanne
    Associated member, Ludwig Cancer Center Lausanne Branch

    Spring School Faculty

     

    Stanley Ching-Cheng Huang, Ph.D.

    (黃景政 博士)

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Pathology

    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Case Western Reserve University

    Symposium Speaker

     

    Chien-Kuo Lee, Ph.D.
    (李建國 博士)

    Professor, Chair, Graduate Institute of Immunology

    National Taiwan University

     

    • Symposium Title: Fine-tuning of type I interferon response by STAT3-PLSCR2 axis

    Spring School Faculty

     

    Jonathan Li, M.D. Ph.D.

     

    Assistant Professor

    Harvard University

     

     

     

    Spring School Faculty

     

    Wan-Lin Lo, Ph.D.
    (駱宛琳 博士)

    Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow

    University of California San Francisco

    Spring School Faculty

     

    Ching-Lan Lu, M.D., Ph.D.

    (路景蘭 博士)

    Instructor in Clinical Investigation

    The Rockefeller University

    Spring School Faculty

     

    Li-Fan Lu, Ph.D.

    (呂理帆 博士)

    Associate Professor

    Section of Molecular Biology, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California-San Diego

    Symposium Speaker

     

    Huang-Yu Yang, M.D. Ph.D.

    (楊皇煜 博士)

    Associate Professor

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

    • Symposium Title: Metabolic fuel to modulate T cells balance in autoimmune disease​

    Symposium Speaker

     

    Muh-Hwa Yang, M.D. Ph.D.
    (楊慕驊 博士)

    Professor, Vice President,

    National Yang Ming University

    • ​​​Symposium Title: Dynamic interplay between tumor cells and macrophages during cancer​
  • Organization Committee

    Committee (Taiwan)

    Name / Position / Institue

     

    Dr. Chang-Fu Kuo, Professor

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

     

    Dr. Cheng-Lung Ku, Associate Professor

    Chang Gung University

     

    Dr. Ming-Ling Kuo, Professor

    Chang Gung University

     

    Dr. Chia-Rui Shen, Professor

    Chang Gung University

     

    Dr. Huang-Yu Yang, Assocaite Professor

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

     

    Dr. Chia-Ning Shen, Research Fellow

    Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica

     

    Dr. Chien-Kuo Lee, Professor

    National Taiwan University

     

    Dr. Muh-Hwa Yang, Professor

    National Yang-Ming University

     

    Dr. Nien-Jung Chen, Associate Professor

    National Yang-Ming University

     

    Dr. Chia-Lin Hsu, Assistant Professor

    National Yang-Ming University

     

    Dr. Sze-Ting Chen, Assistant Professor

    National Yang-Ming University

    Committee (International)

    Name / Position / Institue

     

    Dr. Li-Fan Lu, Associate Professor

    University of California, San Diego, USA

     

    Dr. Ping-Chih Ho, Assistant Professor

    University of Lausanne, Switzerland

     

    Dr. Stanley Huang, Assistant Professor

    Case Western Reserve University, USA

    Advisory  Committee

    Name / Position / Institue

     

    Dr. Fu-Tong Liu

    Distinguished Research Fellow & Vice President

    Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica

     

    Dr. Ming-Zong Lai

    Distinguished Research Fellow

    Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica

     

     

     

    Organizers:

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, LinKou

    Chang Gung University

    The Chinese Society of Immunology

    Taiwan Oncology Society

    Co-organizers:

    National Yang-Ming University

    National Taiwan University

    Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica

    Sponsors

     

     

  • Registration for the Symposium is OPEN!

  • [Information]

     

    Time:

    2019/4/12 13:30-18:30

    2019/4/13 08:30-18:30

     

     

     

    Venue:

    Biomedical Research Building, 1F, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou;

    Address: 1F., No.15, Wenhus 1 st Rd., Guishan Dist., Taoyuan City 333, Taiwan

     

    Registration deadline:

    2019/3/25 or until the maximum capacity is reached.

     

    Conference capacity:

    300 participants

     

     

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