Network meeting, DKFZ

QuanTII network in DKFZ

This annual network meeting was held at the BioQuant Building at DKFZ, Heidelberg, from 12-14 February 2020. It was attended by ESRs, partners, partner organisations as well as participants external to the network, which allowed a good mix of people for discussions and collaborations.

The ESRs gave research presentations on the progress of their projects, and there were other scientific talks (including the E2, E3, B2 and M2 modules).  The meeting also consisted of training for the ESRs in transferable skills, as well as a supervisory board meeting.  The ESRs were able to meet each other again and they also held an ESR forum meeting.

Schedule:

Wednesday 12 February

09:15 – 09:30 Welcome
09:30 – 13:00 T7 Scientic writing and communication of research results, Jennifer Rivas Perez, University of Leeds
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 17:30 T7 Scientic writing and communication of research results, Jennifer Rivas Perez, University of Leeds
17:30 – 18:30 ESR forum meeting

Thursday 13 February

09:00 – 10:45 ESR research presentations:
Analysis of genomic data in context of genetic variants in patient’s immune system, Noor Kherreh
Predicting sharing and selection in T-cell receptor repertoires, Maria Ruiz
Dynamics of tissue resident memory T-cells in mice, Elena de Dios Panal
Towards an understandings of T cell dynamics in human skin, bone marrow and blood, Carina Bruckmaier
Study of receptor binding models using Groebner basis, Léa Sta
Quantitative model of lymphocyte population dynamics, HoChan Cheon
Deterministic and stochastic models for the process of T cell exhaustion, Flavia Feliciangeli

10:45 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 13:00 ESR research presentations:
Affinity stimulus model with virus, Daniel Luque Duque
Multi-stage representations for cell proliferation and death, Giulia Belluccini
Integrated PKPD agent based modelling, Van Thuy Truong
Estimation of the turnover rates of immune cells from heavy water labeling experiments, Erdem Şanal
Dynamics, lineage and maintenance of T cell memory in humans, Charandeep Kaur

13:00 – 15:00 Supervisory board meeting / Lunch
15:00 – 16:00 E2 Fate-mapping in the immune system, Hans-Reimer Rodewald, DKFZ
16:00 – 17:00 No cell is an island: investigating the social skills of T lymphocytes, Jan Rohr, University of Freiburg
18:30 – Meeting dinner

Friday 14 February

09:30 – 10:30 E3 Single cell approaches for understanding T cell specificity and function, Paul Thomas, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
10:30 – 11:30 Analysis of single-cell transcriptomics data of clinical samples, Simon Anders, University of Heidelberg
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 13:30 B2 TCR cross-reactivity and specificity in responses against tumors and pathogens, Paul Thomas, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
13:30 – 14:30 M2 Modelling data and inference, Thomas Höfer, DKFZ
14:30 Finish