Upcoming VIB events on biomolecular condensates, type 2 immunity in homeostasis, and gut inflammation

MEDVIA member VIB has several conferences and meetings coming up, including PhaseAGE-VIB International Conference on Biomolecular Condensates in Biology and Disease, Type 2 Immunity in Homeostasis and Disease, and the 4th Ghent Gut Inflammation Group Meeting.

PhaseAGE-VIB International Conference on Biomolecular Condensates in Biology and Disease
11-13 December, VUB, Brussels

For the first event from 11-13 December at VUB in Brussels, VIB is working with the PhasAGE consortium, which has a strong focus on the implications of liquid-liquid phase separation and biomolecular condensation in physiology, aging and disease.

Speakers at Biomolecular Condensates in Biology and Disease include Simon Alberti of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden; Alex Holehouse, assistant professor of biochemistry at Washington University in St Louis; and Sandrine de Cruz of KU Leuven’s molecular neurobiology department.

The deadline for registering for the conference is 28 November.


Type 2 Immunity in Homeostasis and Disease
12-13 December, Bijloke, Ghent

VIB followed up the 2014 Cell-VIB event on type 2 immunity with the first edition of Type 2 Immunity in Homeostasis and Disease in 2019. The second edition takes place from 12-13 December in Ghent.

The conference looks at new effector and regulatory mechanisms of the type 2 immune response as well as more broad topics such as type 2 immunity in homeostasis, growth and repair, metabolism, neuro-immune interactions and cancer.

Speakers at Type 2 Immunity include De’Broski Herbert, professor of pathobiology at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine; professor Federica Sallusto of ETH Zurich’s Institute of Microbiology; and Clare Lloyd, professor of respiratory immunology at the Imperial College in London.

The deadline to register for the conference is 28 November.


Gut Inflammation Group Meeting
9-10 February, Technology Park, Ghent

The Ghent Gut Inflammation Group represents a consortium of four research labs at Ghent University studying diverse aspects of gastrointestinal biology. Understanding how the complex interactions between intestinal microbiota and host immune as well as stromal cells affect both intestinal and extra-intestinal health demands a multi-disciplinary approach.

GGIG’s symposium covers various aspects of intestinal biology in health and disease. The two-day symposium specifically invites junior scientists to present their work, promotes interaction and collaboration among young scientists, and works to develop a vibrant network of young scientists studying intestinal mucosal immunology. While the speakers are junior scientists, the symposium is open to scientists of all levels.

Speakers at this fourth Gut Inflammation Group Meeting include Timon Adolph of the Medical University of Innsbruck’s department of gastroenterology, Marius Harter of the Roche Institute for Translational Bioengineering in Basel and Madeleine Müller Foxworth of the Institute for Molecular Immunology at the Technical University of Munich.

The early bird deadline to ingregister for the meet is 23 December.