Venue: Aula Janssens, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Sint-Rochusstraat 43, 2000 Antwerpen
Date: Thursday 13 November 2014
Wetenschappelijk expert Nematologie/ Nematology Group Leader
IInstitute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research
Plant Sciences Unit - Crop protection
Department of Biochemistry, WHO-Immunology Research and Training Center, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Fabienne Tacchini-Cottier studied immunology at Stanford University, California, where she obtained her PhD. She then became Assistant Professor at the Department of Pathology, University of Geneva, Switzerland. In 1997 she joined the World Health Organization Immunology Research and Training center (WHO-IRTC) in the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Since 2011, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, and she is the director of the WHO-IRTC. Her research interests are 1) the role of the innate immune response in the modulation the immune responses against Leishmania protozoan parasites, with a special interest in the role of neutrophils in this process, and 2) the factors determining the differentiation of CD4+ T helper cell subsets following infection with Leishmania parasites.
10.00: First Scientific Session
13.30: General Assembly
14.00: Afternoon Scientific Session