10th EMBRN International Mast Cell and Basophil Meeting

July 11- 13, 2022

Welcome to the website of the 10th International Meeting of the European Mast Cell and Basophil Research Network. This meeting will take place from 11-13 July in the beautiful city of Utrecht, the Netherlands. We offer you an exciting program on mast cell and basophil research and the meeting also includes a joint session with the International Eosinophil Society. We are greatly looking forward to seeing you in Utrecht.

The local organising committee,

Ilze Bot, Jelle Folkerts, Maud Hermans, Edward Knol, Hanneke Oude Elberink & Frank Redegeld

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Keynote lectures

Florent Ginhoux
A*STAR, Singapore

Developmental Origin of Mast Cells

Guy Boeckxstaens
KU Leuven

Mast Cells in Irritable Bowel Syndrome



“The identification of mast cells as target for treatment has opened new opportunities to treat a large patient population that for a long time has been considered as psychological”

Alexander Eggel
Universität Bern

Novel strategies to actively desensitize allergic effector cells



“We urgently need translational approaches with transformative potential to optimize the treatment benefit for allergic patients.”

Francesca Levi-Schaffer
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Allergic Effector Unit and its new druggable targets



“The mast cells are the MASTer of the allergy universe!”

Utrecht University Hall

The EMBRN meeting in Utrecht will be the first in-person EMBRN meeting since Uppsala 2019. The conference will be held in the historic auditorium of the Utrecht University Hall. 

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Scientific program

The EMBRN 2022 will offer an exciting scientific program encompassing the latest advancements in the field of mast cell and basophil research. 

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Monday 11 July

12.00-14.00          Registration

14.00-14.20          Opening                                     

Welcome by Frank Redegeld (Utrecht University, NL) and Francesca Levi-Schaffer (Hebrew University)

14.20-15.15          Key note lecture 1                  

15.15-16.15          Theme session 1                     

16.15-16.45          Coffee break           

16.45-17.45          Abstracts                                   

Selection of speakers from submitted abstracts (5x12min)

17.45-19.15          Posters Session + Reception          

Tuesday 12 July

08.00-08.45         Board meeting EMBRN

09.00-09.30         Introductory lecture              

09.30-10.15         Key note lecture 2                  

10.15-11.35         Theme session 2                              

11.35-12.00         Coffee break           

12.00-13.00         Abstracts                                   

Selection of speakers from submitted abstracts (5x12min)

13.00-14.00         Lunch                                          

Meet the Professor (juniors meet seniors and pick their brain)

14.00-14.45         Key note lecture 3                 

14.45-15.45         Theme session 3                     

15.45-16.15         Coffee break           

16.15-17.15         Abstracts                                   

Selection of speakers from submitted abstracts (5x12min)

17.15-18.45         Posters + Drinks     

19.00-24.00         Social event – Drinks/Food/Music

Wednesday 13 July

08.00-08.45      EMBRN assembly: plenary meeting of EMBRN members, Board Update

09.00- 10.45     Session 4: Joint session EMBRN/International Eosinophil Society     

10.45-11.10      Coffee break    

11.10-12.25      Oral abstract session 4:

12.25-12.45      Prizes for best poster/oral presentations and farewell by Frank Redegeld