Due to the volatile pandemic situation, the first WG and second MC meetings and young researcher workshop is planned as a hybrid event in Lisbon from 16-18.02.2022, with only a limited number of members being invited to be physically present in Lisbon. However, every effort is being made to ensure that all members interested in participating in the WG/MC meetings and workshop will also be able to do so virtually if not in person.
Local Organisers: Ana Espada de Sousa, Karine Marie Serre and Natacha Gonçalves Sousa
Conference Committee: Espen Bækkevold, Sven Brandau, Annika Malin Bruger, Joanna Cichy, Delia Cosgrove, Francesca Finotello, Bárbara Gomes, Yasin Kaymaz, Jan Kraśko, Andreas Kremer and Bárbara Gomes, Andreas Schlitzer and Alexandra Stege
Venue: Virtual (for participants not eligible for reimbursement) and in situ at SANA Metropolitan Hotel, R. Soeiro Pereira Gomes, Parcela 2, 1600-198 Lisboa (only for participants eligible for reimbursement).
Mye-InfoBank members who haven’t received virtual access to the proceedings by 14.02.2022 should please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the connection details.
IMPORTANT: Please bear in mind that Portugal's time zone (GMT) is the same as that of Ireland and UK.
13:00 – 19:00
Highlighting important concepts, challenges and technologies with relevance to our Action, covering the Mye (myeloid immunology), Info (omics, data, computational biology), Bank (biobanking and disease) aspects as well as give some insight into the WG 4 topics of dissemination and stakeholder involvement.
The following 20 (key) network members have been invited to give a 10 min presentation each, plus 4 min planned for discussion and 1 min for presentation switch:
13:00 – 14:45
Action Chairs - Welcoming words Aedin Culhane - What we learned from collecting 5,000 gene signatures of cancer Andreas Schlitzer - Using OMICS approaches to delineate human in vivo myeloid cell function Federica Eduati - Mechanistic mathematical modelling of the tumour microenvironment Francesca Finotello - Computational inference of the cellular composition of complex tissues from bulk RNA-seq Kim Ravnskjaer - A single cell-resolved view of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis Yang Li - Integration of multi-omic and single-cell data for understanding immune response: from healthy to disease
14:45 – 15:10
15:10 – 16:55
Ioannis Iliopoulos - Concept discovery and protein protein interaction prediction using text mining approaches Sven Brandau - Neutrophils in cancer: how can we make use of the bad guys? Celso Reis - Advances in glycomics and glycoproteomics in inflammation and cancer Jeff Pollard - Can macrophage diversity predict therapeutic response? Ivan Ballesteros - Heterogeneity of neutrophils Panayotis Verginis - Re-programming of myeloid-derived suppressor cells in cancer Yuval Shaked - A subset of myeloid cells as a biomarker for immunotherapy response
17:20 – 19:00
Alexandra Stege - Clinic-associated biobanking at the Charité (ZeBanC) Ana Espada de Sousa - Myeloid profiling: a perspective from the infection field Gianluca Matteoli - Myeloid cells in inflammatory bowel disease Sérgio Dias - Biobanking procedures Roman Hrstka - BBMRI.cz as a national network of medical research biobanks Andreas Kremer - Sharing of DATA and NEWS - is there anything in common? Marina Makrecka-Kuka - Applied Scicomm. Lessons learned from COST and H2020
Dinner for participants in situ
09:00 – 12:30
Parallel WG Meetings
WG 1 Mye-Matrix
WG 2 Mye-SOP
WG 3 Mye-Disease
WG 4 Mye-Dialogue
Moderators: Andreas Schlitzer and Yasin Kaymaz
Moderators: Gosse Adema and Sven Brandau
Moderators: Alexandra Stege and Espen Bækkevold
Moderators: Jan Kraśko, Andreas Kremer and Bárbara Gomes
Which databases and OMICS modalities to prioritise?
Towards a harmonised approach for data mining and integration
Interaction with WG 3
Any other issues raised by WG 1 members
Organise the scientific interaction with WG 1 and WG 3
Planning and initiation of Mye-TMCI, a tissue-based study on myeloid cells in cancer and inflammation, executed by members of Mye-InfoBank
Any other issues raised by WG 2 members
Joint development of a survey for available sample collections
Discussion of the framework for the selection of DACIs
Any other issues raised by WG 3 members
Importance of internal communication with other WGs
Drafting a communication strategy for Mye-InfoBank, taking into account: - expectations from the inside and outside audiences - choice of platform - internal mechanics of tending to publishable content (posting, moderating) - press release ideas - call for active content creators
Glimpse into the IP options concerning our Action
Considerations regarding involvement of the private sector
Improvised additional topics
12:30 – 13.30
13:30 – 16:30
Plenary session with all members:
Feedback and conclusions from parallel WG meetings
Common language and inter-WG communication
Define & plan future training schools
Define & plan the research agenda for next 12 months
Sunset walking tour of Lisbon for participants in situ Dinner
09:00 – 13:00
Mye + Info + Bank Young Researcher Virtual Workshop
Moderators: Joanna Cichy and Annika Malin Bruger
09:00 – 09:10 - Annika Malin Bruger - COST: Opportunities for Young Researchers
09:10 – 10:05 - Mye
10:05 – 10:50 - Info
11:20 – 12:10 - Bank
Joanna Cichy - Introduction to "Mye"
Andreas Schlitzer - Introduction to "Info"
Espen Bækkevold - Introduction to "Bank"
Jo Van Ginderachter - Macrophages (biomarkers, populations in different conditions, detection methods)
Florent Petitprez - Transcriptomic-based estimation of the tumour microenvironment composition
Sérgio Dias - Introduction to biobanking
Gosse Adema - DCs (biomarkers, populations in different conditions, detection methods)
Mirjana Efremova - scRNAseq data normalising and integration
Espen Bækkevold - Introduction to histology
Zvi Fridlender - Neutrophils (biomarkers, populations in different conditions, detection methods)
10:50 – 11:20 - Break
David Bejarano - 100-plex analysis (Codex)
12:10 – 13:00 - Young Researcher Presentations by Carolina Carreira Jardim (Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina Lisboa) and Beatriz Ferreira (Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IBiMed) and Ilidio Pinho Foundation, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Aveiro). Round Table Discussion.
13:30 – 14:30
14:30 – 16:00
2nd MC Meeting
According to the Agenda circulated to the MC and the COST Association (Science and Administrative Officer)