1st International Symposium Allergy meets Infection in Lübeck

Many of the pattern recognition receptors (PRR) that sense microbial structures can also be activated by allergens. While the development of inflammatory responses downstream of PRR activation is important to fight and eliminate pathogens, it can be detrimental in allergic conditions. Therefore, unraveling the immunoregulatory pathways at the interface between innate and adaptive immunity that drive, perpetuate and resolve chronic infectious and allergic diseases has become a major goal of immunological research during the past decade. Greater mechanistic understanding of these pathways holds the promise of novel prophylactic and/or therapeutic targets. The 1st International Symposium “Allergy Meets Infection” aims at offering an excellent platform for a scientific dialogue between the two fields of allergy and infection in a historical and relaxing environment.

Scientific topics dealing with different aspects of immunity in allergy and infection:

  • Innate lymphoid cell-driven inflammation
  • Th2 and Th17-driven immune responses
  • B cell-mediated immunity
  • Immune regulation by resident commensals
  • Immune sensing and regulation by dendritic cell
  • Effector cell mechanisms

The symposium is organized and hosted by the DFG-funded International Research Training Group (IRTG) 1911