Immunology of Pattern Recognition Receptors Symposium

12-13 October 2022, Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland

About the meeting
Since their first description, pattern recognition receptors have been at the heart of innate immune research – as drivers of host defense as well as autoinflammatory diseases. Hallmark discoveries in the last 20 years, have not only expanded our knowledge of pattern recognition receptors and the associated signaling pathways, but also uncovered the surprising width of host- and pathogen-derived ligands and signals that can be recognized.

The overarching goal of this conference is to discuss the latest advances in understanding the biology of pattern recognition receptors in host defense and auto-inflammation, from basic mechanistic insights to their pathophysiological functions in human diseases.
Petr Broz, Fabio Martinon, Manuele Rebsamen
Department of Immunobiology University of Lausanne, CH

The department of Immunobiology (formerly department of Biochemistry) at the University of Lausanne has a long tradition of exploring the molecular aspects of biology to understand better the fundamental mechanisms that underlie human diseases. Over the years,  the research expanded into Immunology and the mechanisms of host-pathogen recognition.

Confirmed speakers
Andrea Ablasser, EPFL, CH
Ivona Aksentijevich, NHGRI/NIH, US
Greg Barton, UC Berkeley, US
Zhijian “James” Chen, University of Texas Southwestern, US
Rebecca Coll, Queen’s University, Belfast, IE
Yanick Crow, The University of Edinburgh, UK
Vishva Dixit, Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, US
Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, NIAID/NIH, US
Sun Hur, Harvard University, Boston, US
Veit Hornung, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, DE
Jon Kagan, Harvard University, Boston, US
Min Ae Lee-Kirsch, Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden, DE
Virginia Pascual, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, US
Kate Schroder, University of Queensland, Brisbane, AU
Franklin Zhong, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), SG