STROMAL IMMUNOLOGY

 

Stromal Immunology

Committee

Chair: Dr Anne Fletcher, Monash University ([email protected])
Deputy chair: A/Prof. Scott Mueller, The University of Melbourne and the Peter Doherty Institute ([email protected])

State Representatives

NSW: Dr Kazu Kikuchi, ([email protected]), A/Prof. David Bowen ([email protected])
NZ: Prof. Rod Dunbar ([email protected])
QLD: A/Prof. Jean-Pierre Levesque ([email protected])
SA: Cameron Bastow ([email protected])
VIC/TAS: Prof. Nicola Harris ([email protected])
WA: Prof. Ruth Ganss ([email protected])

Stromal Immunology – An overview

Stromal Immunology encompasses the study of organ and tissue microenvironments in contributing to immune responses. Collectively it covers research in lymphoid tissues, liver, mucosal, tumor, skin, vascular and adipose immunology, as well as neuroimmunology, the study of mesenchymal stem cells, stromal cell therapy and regenerative medicine. The study of stromal cells for the purposes of understanding how tissue microenvironments impact on immune responses and disease outcomes is a burgeoning field. The overall Vision of the Stromal Immunology special interest group (SIG) is to provide a forum for researchers interested in stromal cells and related areas to pool knowledge and resources and increase recognition for this field of work amongst immunologists and the public.

Goals:

  1. To establish Stromal Immunology key area of immunological research in Australasia;
  2. To facilitate the dissemination of knowledge, relevant tools, techniques, mice, and samples;
  3. To create opportunities for stromal immunologists to meet and present work;
  4. To become a robust contributor to the Australasian immunological landscape

Information

Follow us on Twitter: @stromal_immunol

Upcoming meetings:

EMBO Workshop
Mesenchymal cells in inflammation, immunity and cancer
19 – 23 May 2019 | Athens, Greece
http://meetings.embo.org/event/19-mesenchymal-cells

Keystone Symposia
Stromal Cells in Immunity and Disease
February 19—23, 2020
Fairmont Empress Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
http://www.keystonesymposia.org/20Q5