The 2nd ImmunoSensation2 - IFReC
Joint Workshop (Online)

16 - 17
December 2021
by Zoom© Meeting


This joint workshop is jointly organized by the Immunology Frontier Research Center (WPI-IFReC), Osaka University and ImmunoSensation2, the University of Bonn. The two institutes, which lead immunology research in Japan and Germany, respectively, signed an academic exchange agreement in November 2018, and have been planning to hold joint international symposia and international immunology schools. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed these events, we are now finally able to hold this online workshop simultaneously both in Japan and Germany.
This workshop will provide an opportunity to showcase the latest research in immunology in both countries. We look forward to your active participation.

Day 1 (Dec. 16, Thu.)

JST: Japan Standard Time     CET: Central European Time

Opening Remarks
Kiyoshi Takeda, IFReC Director

Joachim Schultze (German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and LIMES Institute, ImmunoSensation2)

Are we ready for swarm immunology?

Masaru Ishii (IFReC)

Identification of pathogenic tissue‐resident macrophages visualized by intravital multiphoton imaging technology

Christoph Wilhelm (Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology, ImmunoSensation2)

Fasting and ketogenesis as regulators of protective immunity in severe respiratory viral infections

Elvira Mass (LIMES Institute, ImmunoSensation2)

Developmental programming of tissue‐resident macrophages


Kazuyo Moro (IFReC)

Group 2 innate lymphoid cells drive spontaneous pulmonary fibrosis

Shizuo Akira (IFReC)

Regnase-1, an endoribonuclease involved in inflammation, immunity and metabolism

Eicke Latz (Institute of Innate Immunity, ImmunoSensation2)

Cytosolic exposure of mitochondrial matrix contents activates the NLRP10 and AIM2 inflammasomes

End of Day 1

Day 2 (Dec. 17, Fri.)

JST: Japan Standard Time     CET: Central European Time

Sho Yamasaki (IFReC)

Innate immune sensing of aberrant metabolites causes neuroinflammatory diseases

Eva Bartok (Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology, ImmunoSensation2)

Characterizing the Innate Immune Response to mRNA Vaccination

Hiroki Kato (Institute of Cardiovascular Immunology, ImmunoSensation2)

RNA methyltransferases are critical for Influenza A virus and SARS‐CoV‐2 replication.


Irmgard Foerster (Life and Medical Sciences (LIMES) Institute, ImmunoSensation2)

Environmental control of immune regulation and metabolism by the AhR/AhRR pathway

Sujin Kang (IFReC)

IL‐6‐targeting therapy for cytokine storms by COVID‐19, CAR‐T cell therapy and other diseases

Masahiro Yamamoto (IFReC)

Role of PLCbeta4 in CD8+ T cell signaling

Shimon Sakaguchi (IFReC)

Induction of tumor immunity with long‐lasting memory by depleting clonally expanding Tregs in tumor tissues

Closing Remarks
Gunther Hartmann and Waldemar Kolanus, ImmunoSensation2

End of Event


The abstracts of this workshop are available
from December 1 to December 17.

Abstract book (PDF)

Abstract book

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Flyer (PDF)

Abstract book

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Deadline: 13 Dec. 2021
17:00 (JST) / 9:00 (CET)

Contact Us


WPI Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University
3-1 Yamada-oka, Suita City, Osaka
565-0871, Japan

Phone Number

+81-6-6879-4929 (from overseas)
06-6879-4929 (in Japan)