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Phagocytes (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

The Many Faces of Phagocytes: Inflammation, Infection and Homeostasis


June 18-19, 2011


Davidson College
Davidson, NC


Renee M. Gilberti

Associate Chair:
Marco Antonio De Oliveir Magalhaes

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Phagocytes is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

This meeting will cover a broad range of aspects of phagocytes functions, especially how phagocytic cells such as monocytes, macrophages, and neutrophils play essential roles during host defense, inflammation, infection, and homeostasis. Learning more about host interaction with invasive pathogens will provide insight into their regulation at the cell and molecular level.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Phagocytes" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmChemotaxis of Inflammatory Cells
Discussion Leader: Marco A.O. Magalhaes (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmAthanassios Dovas (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA)
"Phospho-dependent interaction between WASp and Intersectin-2L regulates macrophage chemotaxis"
4:00 pm - 4:05 pmDiscussion
4:05 pm - 4:20 pmRobert Pick (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat München, Germany)
"Adhesion strengthening, spreading and crawling of neutrophils critically depend on coronin 1A"
4:20 pm - 4:25 pmDiscussion
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmGeneral Discussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmHost-Pathogen Interactions
Discussion Leader: Michelle Lennartz (Albany Medical College, NY, USA) and Amber T. Kaplan (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CA, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmKan Chen (Brigham and Women's Hospital, MA, USA)
"A role for FcgammaRIIIB in neutrophil recruitment and clearance of intravascular immune complexes: Implications for autoimmune disease"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmMichael J. Davis (University of Michigan, MI, USA)
"Inducible lysosome renitence inhibits Listeria infection in macrophages"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmMatthew Long (University of Iowa, IA, USA)
"Francisella tularensis mutants with defects in LPS O-antigen and capsule biosynthesis exhibit pleiotropic virulence defects and induce rapid macrophage death"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmFabio Munari (Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine, Italy)
"Macrophages and neutrophils as major source of APRIL and BLyS in Helicobacter pylori sustained pathologies."
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amPhagosome Maturation
Discussion Leader: Becky A. Diebold (Emory University, GA, USA) and Shashank Shekhar (University of Twente, Netherlands)
9:00 am - 9:20 amPaula Nunes (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
"STIM1-mediated recruitment of ER membranes to nascent phagosomes."
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amHelen Sarantis (Hospital for Sick Children, Canada)
"A role for Rab5 in bacterial entry into host cells"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amChristine Becker (Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, USA)
"A lysosomal resident GTPase that interacts with caspase-1 and is important for regulating trafficking in the innate immune system"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amMichal Bohdanowicz (Hospital for Sick Children, Canada)
"APPL1 recruits two phosphoinositide 5-phosphatases that reduce Akt activation during phagocytosis."
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Session
Discussion Leader: Lee-Ann Allen (University of Iowa, IA, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmSergio Grinstein (Hospital for Sick Children, Canada)
"The Big Transition: From Ph.D. to Career"
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmGordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.
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