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Sunday, June 17 | 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Arrival and Registration
Room: Foyer


Sunday, June 17 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcome Mixer
Room: Foyer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Monday, June 18 | 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 1 of 2
* Roberta Pelanda, University of Colorado Denver, USA

Monday, June 18 | 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 2 of 2
Mark J. Shlomchik, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
Germinal Centers and Memory B Cells

Monday, June 18 | 9:30AM - 12:00PM
B Cell Differentiation
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 1 of 8
* Anja Erika Hauser, Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Germany

Monday, June 18 | 9:30AM - 12:00PM
B Cell Differentiation
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 2 of 8
* Lill Martensson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Monday, June 18 | 9:30AM - 12:00PM
B Cell Differentiation
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 3 of 8
Martin Turner, Babraham Institute, UK
Regulation of B Cell Development by RNA Binding Proteins

Monday, June 18 | 9:30AM - 12:00PM
B Cell Differentiation
Room: Saal 4/5


Coffee Break

Monday, June 18 | 9:30AM - 12:00PM
B Cell Differentiation
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 5 of 8
Meinrad Busslinger, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria
Suppression of Autoimmunity by the Transcription Factor Ikaros

Monday, June 18 | 9:30AM - 12:00PM
B Cell Differentiation
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 6 of 8
Marion Pepper, University of Washington, USA
Memory B Cells in Malaria Infections

Monday, June 18 | 9:30AM - 12:00PM
B Cell Differentiation
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 7 of 8
Anselm Enders, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australia
Short Talk: Deregulation of PAX5 Causes Abnormal B Cell Lymphopoiesis and Spontaneous Precursor B Cell Lymphoma Development in Mice

Monday, June 18 | 9:30AM - 12:00PM
B Cell Differentiation
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 8 of 8
Klaus D. Fischer, Medical Faculty Magdeburg, Germany
Short Talk: The Opposing Forces of Shear Flow and Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Control Marginal Zone B Cell Shuttling

Monday, June 18 | 12:00PM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Monday, June 18 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Saal 3


Monday, June 18 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Saal 3


Monday, June 18 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Signals Driving Development of Conventional and
Innate B Cells
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 1 of 10
* João Pereira, Yale University School of Medicine, USA

Monday, June 18 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Signals Driving Development of Conventional and
Innate B Cells
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 2 of 10
* Nicole Baumgarth, University of California, Davis, USA

Monday, June 18 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Signals Driving Development of Conventional and
Innate B Cells
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 3 of 10
Duane R. Wesemann, Harvard Medical School, USA
Stochastic B Cell Diversification in Germinal Centers

Monday, June 18 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Signals Driving Development of Conventional and
Innate B Cells
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 4 of 10
Meihong Deng, University of Pittsburgh, USA
TLR9 Regulates Host Defense via Modulation of Peritoneal B1 Cell Pathobiology during Intra-Abdominal Sepsis

Monday, June 18 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Signals Driving Development of Conventional and
Innate B Cells
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 5 of 10
Stijn Vanhee, Lund University, Sweden
B Cell Positive Selection Is Developmentally Regulated during Ontogeny by the Heterochronic Protein Lin28b

Monday, June 18 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Signals Driving Development of Conventional and
Innate B Cells
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 6 of 10
Wenxia Song, University of Maryland, USA
BCR-Antigen Interaction Causes Wounding and Repair of the B Cell Membrane, Promoting BCR Activation

Monday, June 18 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Signals Driving Development of Conventional and
Innate B Cells
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 7 of 10
Sandra Eva Zehentmeier, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Get Your Motor Runnin’: Control of B Cell Receptor Signaling through Gai Protein-Mediated Chemoattractant Sensing

Monday, June 18 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Signals Driving Development of Conventional and
Innate B Cells
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 8 of 10
Carolin Ulbricht, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Tracking B Cell Receptor Signaling during Germinal Center Reactions in vivo

Monday, June 18 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Signals Driving Development of Conventional and
Innate B Cells
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 9 of 10
Daniela Giordano, University of Washington, USA
Expression of and Requirement for B Cell Activating Factor (BAFF) during West Nile Virus (WNV) and Salmonella Infection

Monday, June 18 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Signals Driving Development of Conventional and
Innate B Cells
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 10 of 10
Simar Pal Singh, Erasmus MC, Netherlands
T Cells Shape the Immunoglobulin Repertoire of Murine Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia while B Cell Receptor Signaling Strength Controls Age of Onset

Monday, June 18 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Foyer


Monday, June 18 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Innate Functions of B Cells
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 1 of 7
* Michelle A. Linterman, Babraham Institute, UK

Monday, June 18 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Innate Functions of B Cells
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 2 of 7
* Randall S. Davis, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA

Monday, June 18 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Innate Functions of B Cells
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 3 of 7
Nicole Baumgarth, University of California, Davis, USA
Regulation of B-1 Cell Functions

Monday, June 18 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Innate Functions of B Cells
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 4 of 7
Simon Fillatreau, Institut Necker Enfants Malades, France
Regulatory Roles of B Cells in Autoimmune and Infectious Diseases

Monday, June 18 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Innate Functions of B Cells
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 5 of 7
Claudia Mauri, University College London, UK
How Regulatory B Cells Bridge the Innate and the Adaptive Immune Response

Monday, June 18 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Innate Functions of B Cells
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 6 of 7
Yoontae Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
Short Talk: Transcriptional Regulation of B-1 and B-2 Cell Fates by Capicua

Monday, June 18 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Innate Functions of B Cells
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 7 of 7
Marc Seifert, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Short Talk: Molecular and Functional Characterization of Human B-1a Cells

Monday, June 18 | 7:15PM - 8:15PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Terrassen Foyer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Monday, June 18 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Saal 3


Tuesday, June 19 | 8:00AM - 8:30AM
Poster Setup
Room: Saal 3


Tuesday, June 19 | 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Saal 3


Tuesday, June 19 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Checkpoint Control of B Cell Signaling
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 1 of 9
* Raul M. Torres, University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA

Tuesday, June 19 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Checkpoint Control of B Cell Signaling
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 2 of 9
* Victor L.J. Tybulewicz, Francis Crick Institute, UK

Tuesday, June 19 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Checkpoint Control of B Cell Signaling
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 3 of 9
Julia Jellusova, University of Freiburg, Germany
The Role of the B Cell Receptor in Regulating Metabolic Fitness

Tuesday, June 19 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Checkpoint Control of B Cell Signaling
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 4 of 9
Michael Reth, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany
The Nanoscale Organization of the BCR and the B Cell Membrane

Tuesday, June 19 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Checkpoint Control of B Cell Signaling
Room: Saal 4/5


Coffee Break

Tuesday, June 19 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Checkpoint Control of B Cell Signaling
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 6 of 9
Jürgen Wienands, Georg August University of Goettingen, Germany
The Scaffolding Protein CIN85 Controls BCR Responsiveness and Subsequent Antibody Responses in Humans

Tuesday, June 19 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Checkpoint Control of B Cell Signaling
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 7 of 9
Markus Müschen, Beckman Research Institute, USA
Autoimmunity Checkpoints in B Cell Malignancies

Tuesday, June 19 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Checkpoint Control of B Cell Signaling
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 8 of 9
Kerstin Nündel, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Short Talk: Divergent Roles for TLR7 and TLR9 in Modulating the NFkB Pathway in B Cells

Tuesday, June 19 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Checkpoint Control of B Cell Signaling
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 9 of 9
Susana Minguet, Biology III and BIOSS, Germany
Short Talk: Caveolin-1-Dependent Nanoscale Organization of the BCR Regulates B Cell Tolerance

Tuesday, June 19 | 11:45AM - 12:30PM
Lunch
Room: Terrassen Foyer


Tuesday, June 19 | 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Saal 3


Tuesday, June 19 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Germinal Centers and Humoral Immune Response
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 1 of 10
* Hedda Wardemann, German Cancer Research Center, Germany

Tuesday, June 19 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Germinal Centers and Humoral Immune Response
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 2 of 10
* Kai-Michael Toellner, University of Birmingham, UK

Tuesday, June 19 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Germinal Centers and Humoral Immune Response
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 3 of 10
Michelle A. Mintz, University of California, San Francisco, USA
The HVEM-BTLA Interaction Restrains the Germinal Center Response

Tuesday, June 19 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Germinal Centers and Humoral Immune Response
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 4 of 10
Floriana Cremasco, Università Vita Salute San Raffaele, Italy
Autophagy-Independent Control of the Germinal Center Reaction by the Adapter SQSTM1/p62

Tuesday, June 19 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Germinal Centers and Humoral Immune Response
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 5 of 10
Michelle A. Linterman, Babraham Institute, UK
Type I Interferon Induces CXCL13-Driven B Cell Recruitment to the Lung to Enable Tertiary Germinal Centre Formation

Tuesday, June 19 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Germinal Centers and Humoral Immune Response
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 6 of 10
Imogen Moran, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Where and How Memory Cells Are Reactivated in the Secondary Antibody Response in the Lymph Node

Tuesday, June 19 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Germinal Centers and Humoral Immune Response
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 7 of 10
Dessi Malinova, Francis Crick Institute, UK
Genome-Wide CRISPR/Cas9 Screens Identify Components of B Cell Antigen Internalization

Tuesday, June 19 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Germinal Centers and Humoral Immune Response
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 8 of 10
Yuezhou Chen, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Primary Ig Repertoire Control as a Demand-Driven Process

Tuesday, June 19 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Germinal Centers and Humoral Immune Response
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 9 of 10
Kim Good-Jacobson, Monash University, Australia
Histone-Modifying Complexes Differentially Regulate B Cell Fate Decisions during Acute and Chronic Infection

Tuesday, June 19 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Germinal Centers and Humoral Immune Response
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 10 of 10
Ian A. Cockburn, Australian National University, Australia
New Approaches to Track B Cells Specific for a Major Malaria Vaccine Candidate

Tuesday, June 19 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Foyer


Tuesday, June 19 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Diversification of Antibodies and Humoral Immune Response
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 1 of 7
* Berit Jungnickel, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Tuesday, June 19 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Diversification of Antibodies and Humoral Immune Response
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 2 of 7
* Gabriel D. Victora, Rockefeller University, USA

Tuesday, June 19 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Diversification of Antibodies and Humoral Immune Response
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 3 of 7
Javier M. Di Noia, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal, Canada
Structure-Function of AID Uncovers a Licensing Step for Antibody Gene Diversification

Tuesday, June 19 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Diversification of Antibodies and Humoral Immune Response
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 4 of 7
Tomohiro Kurosaki, Osaka University, Japan
Fate Decision of Germinal Center B Cells

Tuesday, June 19 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Diversification of Antibodies and Humoral Immune Response
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 5 of 7
Daisuke Kitamura, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Regulatory Mechanisms for Memory B Cell Development and Function

Tuesday, June 19 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Diversification of Antibodies and Humoral Immune Response
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 6 of 7
Robert Abbott, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, USA
Short Talk: Precursor Frequency and Affinity Determine B Cell Competitive Fitness in Germinal Centers, Tested with Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Immunogens

Tuesday, June 19 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Diversification of Antibodies and Humoral Immune Response
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 7 of 7
Berit Jungnickel, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Short Talk: Regulation of AID Activity and DNA Repair during Somatic Hypermutation

Tuesday, June 19 | 7:15PM - 7:15PM
On Own for Dinner


Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Germinal Centers and B Cell Memory Formation
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 1 of 9
* Marion Pepper, University of Washington, USA

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Germinal Centers and B Cell Memory Formation
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 2 of 9
* Oliver Bannard, University of Oxford, UK

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Germinal Centers and B Cell Memory Formation
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 3 of 9
Gabriel D. Victora, Rockefeller University, USA
Clonal and Cellular Dynamics of Germinal Center Selection

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Germinal Centers and B Cell Memory Formation
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 4 of 9
Carola G. Vinuesa, Australian National University, Australia
T Follicular Helper Cells in the Germinal Center

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Germinal Centers and B Cell Memory Formation
Room: Saal 4/5


Coffee Break

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Germinal Centers and B Cell Memory Formation
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 6 of 9
David M. Tarlinton, Monash University, Australia
Germinal Center-Derived Plasma Cells

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Germinal Centers and B Cell Memory Formation
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 7 of 9
Shannon J. Turley, Genentech, Inc., USA
Fibroblastic Reticular Cells and the Maintenance of B Cell Follicles

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Germinal Centers and B Cell Memory Formation
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 8 of 9
Ziv Shulman, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Short Talk: Germinal Centers: Arrivals, Departures and the T Cell Border Control

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Germinal Centers and B Cell Memory Formation
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 9 of 9
Hedda Wardemann, German Cancer Research Center, Germany
Short Talk: The Role of Clonal Selection Versus Affinity Maturation in the Human B Cell Response to a Repetitive Malaria Parasite Antigen

Wednesday, June 20 | 11:45AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Saal 3


Wednesday, June 20 | 11:45AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Wednesday, June 20 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Saal 3


Wednesday, June 20 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Foyer


Wednesday, June 20 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
B Cell Metabolism and Intersection with the Microbiome
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 1 of 7
* Mark J. Shlomchik, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA

Wednesday, June 20 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
B Cell Metabolism and Intersection with the Microbiome
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 2 of 7
* Ziv Shulman, Weizmann Institute, Israel

Wednesday, June 20 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
B Cell Metabolism and Intersection with the Microbiome
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 3 of 7
Andreas Radbruch, Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum, Germany
Regulation of Intestinal TGFß and IgA by a Distinct Microbiota


Wednesday, June 20 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
B Cell Metabolism and Intersection with the Microbiome
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 4 of 7
Joseph E. Craft, Yale University, USA
The Role of Tfh Cells in B-Cell Selection


Wednesday, June 20 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
B Cell Metabolism and Intersection with the Microbiome
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 5 of 7
Nicola L. Harris, Monash University, Australia
B Cell-Stomal Cell Interactions Drive Lymphoid Remodeling and Are Required for Efficient Adaptive Immune Responses against Intestinal Helminths

Wednesday, June 20 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
B Cell Metabolism and Intersection with the Microbiome
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 6 of 7
Lieselotte S.M. Kreuk, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Short Talk: B Cell Receptor and Toll-Like Receptor Signaling Integrate to Control B1-Derived Anti-Commensal IgM, IgG, and IgA

Wednesday, June 20 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
B Cell Metabolism and Intersection with the Microbiome
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 7 of 7
Romain Ballet, Stanford University, USA
Short Talk: CD22 Positively Controls a4ß7-Dependent B Cell Homing to the Peyer’s Patches

Wednesday, June 20 | 7:15PM - 8:15PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Terrassen Foyer


Wednesday, June 20 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 3
Room: Saal 3


Thursday, June 21 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
B Cell Tolerance and Autoimmunity
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 1 of 9
* Julie Zikherman, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Thursday, June 21 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
B Cell Tolerance and Autoimmunity
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 2 of 9
* Lars Nitschke, University of Erlangen, Germany

Thursday, June 21 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
B Cell Tolerance and Autoimmunity
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 3 of 9
Roberta Pelanda, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Dual Antibody B Cells in Lupus, Mice and Humans

Thursday, June 21 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
B Cell Tolerance and Autoimmunity
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 4 of 9
Takeshi Tsubata, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
The Inhibitory B Cell Co-Receptor CD72 Regulates Tolerance to Self Nucleic Acids Crucial for Development of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Thursday, June 21 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
B Cell Tolerance and Autoimmunity
Room: Saal 4/5


Coffee Break

Thursday, June 21 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
B Cell Tolerance and Autoimmunity
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 6 of 9
Julie Zikherman, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Regulation of B Cell Tolerance by Nur77

Thursday, June 21 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
B Cell Tolerance and Autoimmunity
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 7 of 9
Lars Nitschke, University of Erlangen, Germany
CD22 and Siglec-G Are Inhibitory Receptors on B Cells and Prevent Autoimmunity

Thursday, June 21 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
B Cell Tolerance and Autoimmunity
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 8 of 9
Jeremy F. Brooks, University of Queensland, Australia
Short Talk: Characterizing Self-Reactive B Cell Responses in a Polyclonal Repertoire

Thursday, June 21 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
B Cell Tolerance and Autoimmunity
Room: Saal 4/5

Speaker 9 of 9
Joanne H. Reed, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Short Talk: Single Cell Analysis of Self-Reactive B Cells in Autoimmune Disease

Thursday, June 21 | 11:45AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


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