Programme | September 16, 2023

Session 8: Personalized medicine & Digital Health in reproductive immunology & Clinical ESRI Award

  • 08:30–10:30

  • Chairs: Diao Lianghui (China) & Nandor G Than (Hungary)

  • 08:30–08:55
    T cell immunopathology in women with reproductive failures; causes and treatment
    Joanne Kwak Kim, Rosalind Franklin University (USA)

    Pre-conceptional Endometrial Immune Profiling: A Personalized Approach to improve pregnancy Rates in Good Prognosis IVF/ICSI Patients – Preliminary Results of a Randomized Controlled Study
    Nathalie Ledee, University of Paris (France)

    Menstrual blood; a powerful tool for reproductive immunology research
    Renate van der Molen, Radboud UMC (Netherlands)

    Evolutionary Changes in the Zinc Finger 554 (ZNF554) Locus in Anthropoid Primates: Implications for Deep Placentation and Preeclampsia
    Orsolya Oravecz, Research Centre for Natural Sciences (Hungary)

    Uterine Natural Killer Cells Modulate Endometrial Growth and Persistence in Endometriosis
    Maïgane Diop, Stanford School of Medicine (USA)

    Identifying the nature of Tregs in human pregnancy
    Lotte Verleng, Leiden University Medical Center (The Netherlands)

    The immuno-regulatory activity of placentally secreted pregnancy-specific glycoprotein (PSG)-1
    Gabriela Dveksler, Uniformed Services Univeristy of the Health Sciences (USA)

  • 10:30–11:00 Coffee Break

Session 9: Male reproductive immunology

  • 11:00–13:00

  • Chair: Sarah Robertson (Australia) & Maciej Kurpizs (Poland)

  • 11:00–11:25
    Unveiling the immune shield: a dive into testicular and epididymal immunology
    Andreas Meinhardt, University Giessen (Germany)

    SARS-Cov-2 infection versus vaccination and its influence on reproductive success; male/female story
    Maciej Kurpisz (Poland)

    Seminal fluid and the female immune response – an update on the male contribution to pregnancy beyond fertilisation
    David Sharkey, University of Adelaide (Australia)

    Immunomodulatory potentials of saccharomyces cerevisiae in mitigation of testicular heat stress alterations.
    Edmund Mbegbu, University of Nigeria (Nigeria)

    Actually laboratory parameters for prognosis of fertility in varicocele patients
    Anna Havrylyuk, Urology of Medical University named Danylo Halytzkyy (Ukraine)

    Abnormalities in B cell subsets and immunoglobulins in patients with premature ovarian insufficiency
    Xue Jiao, Shandong University (China)

    The effect of Calcitriol on the development and implantation capacity of embryos from hyper-stimulated mice
    T.J. Csabai- Tanics, University of Pécs (Hungary)

  • 13:00–14:00 Lunch Break

Session 10: Female reproductive immunology & ESRI Basic Science Awards

  • 14:00–16:00

  • Chairs: Emilia Solano (Germany) & Marie Pierre-Piccinni (Italy)

  • 14:00–14:25
    Lineage infidelity underpinningregulatory T cell deficiency in recurrent pregnancy loss
    Sarah Robertson, University of Adelaide (Australia)

    Differencies in Treg cell and CD8+T cell characteristics in normal pregnancy, miscarriage and preeclampsia.
    Shigeru Saito, University of Toyama (Japan)

    The Role of Neutrophils in Protection Against HIV Infection in the Aging Female Reproductive Tract
    Martha Rodriguez Garcia, Tufts University (USA)

    Palmitoylation of CD36 enhances lipid droplet accumulation and M2-like polarization in decidual macrophages at the maternal-fetal interface
    Dongyong Yang, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University (China)

    Maternal derived-galectin-3 impacts on placental-fetal development leading to FGR
    Yiran Xie, UKE (Germany)

    Uterine enrichment of CD8+ T regulatory cells throughout pregnancy prevents fetal loss in mice
    Lilja Hardardottir, University of Regensburg (Germany)

    Increased NKG2A+CD8+ T-cell exhaustion in adenomyosis
    Xue Jiao, Shandong University (China)

  • 16:00–16:30 Coffee Break

Session 11: Sex differences in immune responses including autoimmunity

  • 16:30–18:30

  • Chairs: Shigeru Saito (Japan) & Dimitra Zazara (Germany)
  • 16:30–16:55
    Sex differences in Immunity
    Gabriele Riemekasten, UKSH (Germany)

    Sex differences in HIV-1 disease
    Marcus Altfeld, UKE (Germany)

    Sexual dimorphism in the immune system transcriptional response to interferon
    Tal Shay, Ben-Gurion University (Israel)

    Immune system adaptation during gender-affirming testosterone treatment
    Camila Consiglio, Lund University (Sweden)

    Prenatal androgenization triggered neuroimmune alterations in the fetal ovary and programmed its persisting dysfunction
    Maria Victoria Bazzano, University of Regensburg (Germany)

    Fetal sex dependent distribution of decidual immune cells at term
    Romy Bezemer, University Medical Center Groningen (The Netherlands)

    Identification of sex-specific altered T cell immunity in response to prenatal stress in a murine influenza A infection model
    Pauline Wiemers, UKE (Germany)

VIP Programme

  • 20:00–01:00

  • Chair: Anke Diemert (Germany)

  • Networking: about extracellular vesicles, immune cells and students
    with Prof. Udo Markert