Symposium on the MicrobiomeThe RIMLS is organizing its eleventh annual international symposium, focusing on the exciting and rapidly emerging field of the Microbiome. The human microbiome (all of our microbes’ genes) can be considered a counterpart to the human genome (all of our genes). Whilst our genome is fixed for life, the microbiome is continually developing. Disruptions in our microbiome ‘ecosystem’ can lead to disease, and vice versa. Understanding the molecular interaction between us and our microbes is a fascinating area of life science and medical research. From molecular and cell biology to the implications for patients, our symposium will explore the relevance of our microbial friends…or foes.
Our symposium takes full advantage of molecular life science developments in (stem) cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, (epi)genetics, genomics and proteomics, immunology, physiology and more. We will cover various diseases including cancer, arthritis, intestinal disease, skin disease and neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as avenues for therapy. True to our Frontiers symposia, a top line-up of speakers who will provide high-quality presentations on current achievements and challenges ahead. The symposium is aimed at both junior researchers as well as faculty members.
Registration deadline: 27 September 2017.
The total capacity for the Auditorium is 350. Registrations will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Your registration will be confirmed by automatic email.
Registration fees include all catering and the Symposium dinner on 12 October. The symposium is heavily subsidised by RIMLS and therefore further discounts are not possible.
Early bird fee for registration before 1 July, 2017.
Internal Radboud University/Radboudumc: € 215,00 (early bird € 150,00)
Internal RIMLS MMD Student: (fee internally arranged)
External: € 270,00 (early bird € 225,00)
Cancellations received after 1 October 2017 or no-shows will not be given a refund. All balances must be settled upon registration at the symposium.
After online registration you will receive an e-mail with a unique html link to our payment system. Payment is possible by (preferably) IDEAL or by debit/creditcard (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro).
- Kjersti Aagaard (USA): Maternal diet during pregnancy, lactation and microbiome composition.
- Yasmine Belkaid (USA): Microbiome control of tissue immunity.
- Ellen Blaak (NL):Microbiota, obesity and metabolic health.
- Gregory A. Buck (USA): Vaginal microbiome and 'omics dynamics of preterm birth.
- Ted Dinan (IER): The role of probiotics in the treatment of depression.
- Lars Engstrand (SW): Diet changes, obesity and the gut microbiome.
- Richard Flavell (USA): Non-coding RNAs in regulation of immunity, dysbiosis and inflammation.
- Elizabeth A. Grice (USA): Skin microbiome, innate immunity, and wound healing.
- Rochellys Diaz Heijtz (SW): Normal brain development, social behaviour and the microbiome.
- Curtis Huttenhower (USA): Host microbiome 'omics dynamics of IBD onset, diabetes and obesity.
- Mike Jetten (NL): Microbiology and microbiome.
- Christian Jobin (USA): Protection & acceleration of cancer.
- Christopher A. Lowry (USA): The microbiome and mental health.
- Julian R. Marchesi (UK): The cancer microbiome, gut host-microbes interactions and functional metagenomics.
- Mihai Netea (NL): Innate immunity and host defense.
- Julia Oh (USA): Microbiome & skin infection.
- Jeroen Raes (BE): The healthy and diseased human microbiome: a systems analysis.
- Dominic Raj (USA): Gut microbiome and targeted interventions.
- David Relman (USA): The human microbiome and the future practice of medicine.
- Cynthia L. Sears (USA): Bacterial biofilm communities and colon carcinogenesis.
- David Underhill (USA): Intestinal microbiome, infection & immune reactions.
- Willem de Vos (NL): Microbes inside: From structure to solutions.
- Cisca Wijmenga (NL): Systems genetics of the gut microbiome.
ProgramDownload poster: link
Download programme: link
THURSDAY 12th October 2017
08:00 - 08:45 Registration, Coffee & Tea
08:45 - 09:00 Opening Symposium: Paul Smits, Dean / vice-chairman Radboud University Medical Center
Session 1: MICROBIOME & GENETICS
Chair: Joost Hoenderop
09:00 - 09:25 Mike Jetten (NL)
09:25 - 09:50 Cisca Wijmenga (NL)
09:50 - 10:15 Jeroen Raes (BE)
Coffee / Tea Break
Session 2: MICROBIOME & CANCER
Chair: Annemaire Boleij
10:45 - 11:10 Julian R. Marchesi (UK)
11:10 - 11:35 Christian Jobin (USA)
11:35 - 12:00 Cynthia L. Sears (USA)
Lunch & poster session
Session 3: MICROBIOME & INFECTION
Chair: Mihai Netea
13:30 - 13:55 Lars Engstrand (SW)
13:55 - 14:20 Willem de Vos (NL)
14:20 - 14:45 David Underhill (USA)
Coffee / Tea Break
Chair: René Bindels
15:15 - 15:45 Yasmine Belkaid (USA)
15:45 - 16:10 Mihai Netea (NL)
Hans Bloemendal Medal
16:10 - 16:25 Hans Bloemendal Medal for Outstanding Scientific Achievement
16:25 - 17:25 Richard Flavell (USA)
17:25 Coaches depart for Landmark Wijnfort, Lent
18:00 - 23:00 Dinner at Landmark Wijnfort
23:00 Coaches depart back to Nijmegen center
FRIDAY 13th October 2017
08:00 - 09:00 Registration, Coffee & Tea
Session 4: MICROBIOME & INFLAMMATION
Chair: Irma Joosten
09:00 - 09:25 Gregory A. Buck (USA)
09:25 - 09:50 Kjersti Aagaard (USA)
09:50 - 10:15 Curtis Huttenhower (USA)
Coffee / Tea Break
10:45 - 11:10 .....
11:10 - 11:35 Elizabeth A. Grice (USA)
Session 5: MICROBIOME & NEURODEVELOPMENT
Chair: Judith Homberg
11:35 - 12:00 Rochellys Diaz Heijtz (SW
Lunch & poster session
13:30 - 13:55 Christopher A. Lowry (USA)
13:55 - 14:20 Ted Dinan (IER)
Session 6: MICROBIOME & THERAPY
Chair: Sacha Hijum
14:20 - 14:45 David Relman (USA)
Coffee / Tea Break
15:15 - 15:40 Dominic Raj (USA)
15:40 - 16:05 Ellen Blaak (NL)
Bloemendal travel awards & poster prizes
Chair: René Bindels
16:05 - 16:25 Poster & Bloemendal travel awards
16:25 - 16:30 Closing words
Travel & accommodation
Airport Schiphol, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (for example by Easy Jet), by train to Nijmegen approx. 100 min., by car/taxi to Nijmegen appr. 80 min.
Airport Eindhoven. The Netherlands. by car/taxi to Nijmegen appr. 60 min.
Airport Weeze, Germany, (for example by Ryanair), by car/taxi to Nijmegen approx. 60 min.
Brussels Airport Zavetem, Belgium, by car/taxi to Nijmegen approx. 120 min..
A full list of accommodation can be found via this link. Some suggestions and price guides are given below.
Hotel Mercure Sationsplein 29 6512 AB Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Hotelcode : 1356. Tel : (+31)24-3238888, e-mail : H1356@accor.com.
Bastion Hotel Nijmegen Neerbosscheweg 614, 6544 LL Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Tel.: (+31)24-3730100 (40 rooms)
Hotel MANNA, Oranjesingel 2c, 6511 NS Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Tel.: +31(0)24 - 365 09 90, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Blue Nijmegen, Oranjesingel 14-20, 6511 NT Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Tel.: +31(0)24-7440094, e-mail: email@example.com
Bed and Breakfast Nijmegen. All 61 Bed and Breakfast accommodations in Nijmegen.
We will also have a poster session during the 2 days of the Symposium with a maximum of 40 posters in total. Submission of a poster abstract is optional. Shortly after the poster deadline (1st September) you will be informed if your poster has been selected. A jury will award cash prizes to the best three posters. Each winner will receive a certificate and 100 Euros. The poster board dimensions for the posters are 1.20 m x 1.20 m.
This year there will be an extra poster award from our sponsor www.hycultbiotech.com, who will award an ELISA kit.
More detailed information about the abstract (one page) for the poster and a format will be given during registration. After registration you will receive a link to upload the abstract.
If you have any questions, please send us an email.
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Radboud Auditorium (exterior)
The Radboud Frontiers Symposium will be held at the Radboudumc Auditorium, Geert Grooteplein 15, 6525 GA Nijmegen, route 296.
The symposium dinner will be held in Fort Lent, Bemmelse Dijk 4, 6663 KV Lent. A coach is available to take you from the Radboud Auditorium to Fort Lent.
In the mid 19th century, the fortress town of Nijmegen wanted to strengthen its position. As fort Knodsenburg in Lent could not fulfill any role of significance three new defensive works around the village of Lent were planned two of which were realised: fortress Boven-Lent, also called Sprokkelenburg, and fortress Beneden-Lent, or Nieuw-Knodsenburg. The first was built in 1862, the second a year after. Although most of the fortresses were dismantled after the abolition of fortress Nijmegen in 1874, both fortresses in Lent were preserved. During World War II in September 1944 the German used these to open fire on the Americans on both banks of the Waal. The Americans finally won, but lost 200 men. Fort Sprokkelenburg is situated at the north shore of the Waal by Nijmegen. The Fort, also known as Fort Above Lent, was part of the line of defense for the city of Nijmegen back in 1870. Nowadays it is in the limelight as a unique location for intimate or big parties in the Netherlands.