Deadline 1st February for Hacking the immune system symposium

The department of Tumor Immunology in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, is organizing a symposium on computational immunology on Friday the 17th of February 2017. This one-day symposium will focus on how computational immunology can be applied to answer immunological questions. We are very excited to have put together a diverse and interesting programme with national and international experts working on computational modelling and artificial immune systems in relation to immunology.


The registration and abstract deadline for the ‘Hacking the immune system: exploiting computational immunology to understand the immune system’ symposium has been extended to the 1st of February. Please register via




9:10 -9:15                            Prof. Dr. Carl Figdor -  Introduction to morning session

9:15 -10:00                          Prof. Dr. Stephanie Forrest (University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, US)

10:00-10:30                        Prof. Dr. Emma Hart (Edinburgh Napier University, UK)

                                               Title: Immune Inspired Engineering & Problem Solving


10:30-11:00                        Coffee break

11:00-11:30                        Dr. Can Kesmir (Utrecht University, NL)                                                Title: Prediction of T cell epitopes and their applications in treatment of cancer

11:30-12:00                        Dr. Gur Yaari (Bar-Ilan University, ISR)                                                Title: Somatic mutations in the Immunoglobulin receptor reveal immune systems dynamics

12:00-12:30                        Poster pitch session


12:30-14:00                        Lunch break with poster session


14:00-14:05                        Dr. Johannes Textor - Introduction to afternoon session

14:05-14:35                        Dr. Katarina Wolf (Radboud University Medical Centre, NL)                                                Title: Modeling spatial niches of cancer invasion and immune cell function

14:35-15:05                        Dr. Jonathan Wagg (Roche Innovation Center Basel, CH)                                                Title: Optimizing Delivery of Short Peptide Cancer Vaccines:  Insights from Clinical Trial  Simulations 15:05-15:35                        Prof. Dr. Thomas Höfer (German Cancer Research Center, DE)                                                Title: Clonal dynamics of T cells: From data to predictive models


15:35-16:00                        Coffee break


16:00-16:30                        Prof. Dr. Jon Timmis (University of York, UK)                                                Title: An interdisciplinary adventure with the immune system and engineering

16:30-17:00                        Prof. Dr. Rob de Boer (Utrecht University, NL)                                                Title: Containing growing infections attracting migrating lymphocytes in two-dimensional  tissues.