Scientific Programme

Monday 10th September

9.00 - 10.30 h. Registration opens & continues throughout.

10.30 - 11.00 h. Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.30 h. Workshop, Opening and Welcome.

Special Opening Lecture: Immunonutrition – global perspectives.

Chairs:

Ascensión Marcos

Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition. Spanish National Research Council (ICTAN-CSIC). Spain.


Philip C. Calder

Faculty of Medicine. University of Southampton. United Kingdom.


Laurence S. Harbige

London Metropolitan University. United Kingdom.


Speaker:

Andrew M. Prentice

MRC Unit. The Gambia & MRC International Nutrition Group. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. United Kingdom.


11.00 - 12.30 h. Session: Session I. Molecular and cellular roles of nutrients in the immune system.

Chairs:

Wilson Savino

Full Researcher. Laboratory on Thymus Research, Director of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute. Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.


Laurence S. Harbige

London Metropolitan University. United Kingdom.


Vitamin A and the immune system.

Speaker:

Catherine Ross

Penn State University. Pennsylvania. United States of America.


Zinc and the immune system.

Speaker:

Inga Wessels

Aachen University. Germany.


12.30 - 14.00 h. Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 h. Session: Session II. Immunometabolism.

Chairs:

Philip C. Calder

Faculty of Medicine. University of Southampton. United Kingdom.


Gabriela Perdigón

Tucumán University. CONICET-Cerela. Tucumán. Argentina.


Immunometabolic adaptation in pregnancy.

Speaker:

Kathy Thornton

Swansea University Swansea. United Kingdom.


Metabolism in T cells: nutrients, signals and function.

Speaker:

Nancy MacIver

Duke University School of Medicine. United States of America.


Oral Communications.

15.30 - 16.00 h. Coffee Break

16.00 - 17.30 h. Session: Session III. Nutrition and inflammation.

Chairs:

Mireille Dardenne

National Institute of Health and Medical Research. Researcher Emeritus INSERM. Paris. France.


Efosa Kenneth Oghagbon

Department of Chemical Pathology. Faculty of Basic & Allied Medical Sciences. College of Health Sciences. Benue State University. Makurdi. Nigeria.


Fats as triggers and modulators of inflammation.

Speaker:

Philip C. Calder

Faculty of Medicine. University of Southampton. United Kingdom.


Nutrition & inflammatory signalling pathways.

Speaker:

Harry Wichers

Wageningen University. Wageningen. The Netherlands.


Oral Communications.

17.30 - 18.30 h. Poster Presentations: Session I.

18.30 - 19.30 h. Reception.

Tuesday 11th September

9.00 - 10.30 h. Session: Session IV. Micronutrients and immunity.

Chairs:

Ascensión Marcos

Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition. Spanish National Research Council (ICTAN-CSIC). Spain.


Parveen Yaqoob

Food and Nutritional Sciences. University of Reading. United Kingdom.


Vitamin C, immunity and infection.

Speaker:

Harri Hemila

Department of Public Health. University of Helsinki. Helsinki. Finland.


Vitamin D, immunity and infection.

Speaker:

Fritz Adrian Gombart

Oregon State University. United States of America.


Oral Communications.

10.30 - 11.00 h. Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.30 h. Session: Session V. Fats, immunity and inflammation.

Chairs:

Keb Grebremeskel

Lipidomics and Nutrition Research Center. London Metropolitan University. United Kingdom.


Adriana Rita Schultz Moreira

NutriGens- Clinical Nutrition and Nutrigenetics. Brazil. Collaboration at Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition. Spanish National Research Council ICTAN-CSIC. Madrid. Spain.


Omega-6 fatty acids and autoimmunity.

Speaker:

Laurence S. Harbige

London Metropolitan University. United Kingdom.


Omega-3 fatty acids and resolution of inflammation.

Speaker:

Jesmond Dalli

William Harvey Research Institute. Queen Mary University of London. London. United Kingdom.


Oral Communications.

12.30 - 14.00 h. Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 h. Session: Session VI. The Mediterranean diet, immunity and inflamation.

Chairs:

Philip C. Calder

Faculty of Medicine. University of Southampton. United Kingdom.


Kenneth White

Molecular Systems for Health Research Group, London Metropolitan University. United Kingdom.


Flavanoids and allergy.

Speaker:

Francisco José Pérez-Cano

Department of Biochemistry and Physiology. Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences. University of Barcelona. Spain.


Beer, immune system and microbiota.

Speaker:

Ascensión Marcos

Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition. Spanish National Research Council (ICTAN-CSIC). Spain.


Oral Communications.

15.30 - 16.00 h. Coffee Break

16.00 - 17.30 h. Session: Session VII. Nutrition and infectious disease.

Chairs:

Laurence S. Harbige

London Metropolitan University. United Kingdom.


Roxana Valdés-Ramos

Faculty of Medicine. Autonomous University of the State of Mexico. Toluca. Mexico.


Vitamin D and infection.

Speaker:

Adrian Martineau

Queen Mary University of London. London. United Kingdom.


Iron and infection.

Speaker:

Hal Drakesmith

Oxford. United Kingdom.


Oral Communications.

17.30 - 18.30 h. Poster Presentations: Session II.

19.30 - 22.00 h. Gala Dinner

Wednesday 12th September

9.00 - 10.30 h. Session: Session VIII. Microbiota and immune health.

Chairs:

Parveen Yaqoob

Food and Nutritional Sciences. University of Reading. United Kingdom.


Francisco José Pérez-Cano

Department of Biochemistry and Physiology. Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences. University of Barcelona. Spain.


Microbiota & GALT.

Speaker:

Marie Lewis

University of Reading. Reading. United Kingdom.


Probiotic interaction with host immunity.

Speaker:

Gabriela Perdigón

Tucumán University. CONICET-Cerela. Tucumán. Argentina.


Oral Communications.

10.30 - 11.00 h. Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.30 h. Session: Session IX. Obesity, immunity and inflammation.

Chairs:

Roxana Valdés-Ramos

Faculty of Medicine. Autonomous University of the State of Mexico. Toluca. Mexico.


David McCarthy

Public Health Nutrition Research Group. London Metropolitan University. United Kingdom.


Why obesity is an inflammatory disease.

Speaker:

Jazz Sethi

University of Southampton. Southampton. United Kingdom.


Adipose tissue as an inflammatory focus.

Speaker:

Fatima Perez-Heredia

Liverpool John Moores University. Liverpool. United Kingdom.


Oral Communications.

12.30 - 14.00 h. Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 h. Session: Session X. Nutrition and immunosenescence.

Chairs:

Wilson Savino

Full Researcher. Laboratory on Thymus Research, Director of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute. Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.


Ascensión Marcos

Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition. Spanish National Research Council (ICTAN-CSIC). Spain.


Probiotics and the ageing immune system.

Speaker:

Parveen Yaqoob

Food and Nutritional Sciences. University of Reading. United Kingdom.


Vitamin E and the ageing immune system.

Speaker:

Dayong Wu

Tufts University. Boston. United States of America.


Oral Communications.

15.30 - 16.00 h. Coffee Break

16.00 - 17.30 h. Session: Session XI. Nutrition and immune development.

Chairs:

Gabriela Perdigón

Tucumán University. CONICET-Cerela. Tucumán. Argentina.


Francisco José Pérez-Cano

Department of Biochemistry and Physiology. Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences. University of Barcelona. Spain.


Breast milk oligosaccharides and the developing immune system.

Speaker:

Sharon Donovan

University of Illinois. United States of America.


Breast feeding, microbiota and immune development in early life.

Speaker:

Aletta Kraneveld

Dept . Pharmacology. Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences. Faculty of Science. Utrecht University. The Netherlands. Nutricia Research. The Netherlands.


T-cell development in malnutrition: consequences for acute infections

Speaker:

Wilson Savino

Full Researcher. Laboratory on Thymus Research, Director of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute. Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.


Oral Communications.

17.30 - 18.00 h. Special closing lecture: The immunology of Asthma.

Chairs:

Ascensión Marcos

Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition. Spanish National Research Council (ICTAN-CSIC). Spain.


Philip C. Calder

Faculty of Medicine. University of Southampton. United Kingdom.


Laurence S. Harbige

London Metropolitan University. United Kingdom.


Speaker:

Stephen Holgate

University of Southampton. Southampton. United Kingdom.


18.00 - 18.30 h. Awards, Closing & Handover.