Annual meeting


June 15th, 2023 ImmunoMetNet annual (inter)national meeting

Program (preliminary)

9.00 | Registration & coffee

9:30 | Session I – Metabolic control of the immune system

Chair: Jan Van den Bossche, Amsterdam UMC

Rajkumar Savai (Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim) |

IRG1/itaconate axis regulates lung tumorigenesis via pentose phosphate pathway                                      (Keynote talk)

Eline Brombacher (LUMC, Bart Everts lab)

AMPK controls DC tolerogenicity through rewiring of lipid metabolism

(short talk)

Leila Akkari (NKI)

Metabolic rewiring in the brain tumor microenvironment: macrophages at play

10:45 | Coffee

11:15 | Session II – Molecular immunometabolism

Chair: tbd

Anna Schurich (King’s College London)

Co-stimulatory domains as drivers of metabolic regulation of CAR T cell function

Henk Schipper (UMC Utrecht)

Lipoproteins act as vesicles for lipid antigen delivery and activation of invariant Natural Killer T cells

Sander van Kasteren (Leiden University)

Click chemistry-based methods to add a nutrient dimension to complex flow cytometry

12:30 | Lunch

13:30 | Session III – Immunometabolism in health and disease

Chair: tbd

Niels Eijkelkamp (UMC Utrecht)

Positive energy: how the immune system resolves inflammatory pain

Chiara Geyer (Amsterdam UMC, Jeroen den Dunnen lab)

Identification of the metabolic pathways that underlie hyper-inflammation by human alveolar

macrophages in severe COVID-19

(short talk)

Bruno Guigas (LUMC)

Role of glycans and lectins in the crosstalk between metabolic and immune cells

14:45 | Coffee

15:15 | Session IV – Immunometabolites

Chair: tbd

Enric Mocholi-Gimeno (UMC Utrecht, Paul Coffer lab)

Fueling T cell activation: the essential role of pyruvate dehydrogenase in acetyl-CoA production

Anaisa Valido Ferreira (RadboudUMC, Mihai Netea lab)

Dimethyl itaconate induces long-term innate immune responses

Randall S Johnson (University of Cambridge)

Oxygen and the immunometabolite

(Keynote talk)

16:30 | Drinks & bites


The ImmunoMetNet annual meeting is organized in the auditorium of the VUmc O2 building. The ImmunoMetNet AMS meetings are organized at both AMC and VUmc location of Amsterdam UMC (see agenda & program for details)


De Boelelaan 1108
1081 HZ Amsterdam