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3rd Virtual Mini-Symposium on Male Reproductive Immunology

 „At the Interface of Tolerance and Defense” 


Wednesday November 29th 4:00 – 6:30pm CET 

Welcome address by the Organizers 

1) Why are sperm to immunogenic and which tolerance mechanisms exist: Testis vs. epididymis 
Kenneth Tung (University of Virginia, USA) 
4:00 – 4:30pm CET 

2) What happens during testicular tissue transplantation? Is the immune system reacting? 
Ellen Goossens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium) 
4:30 – 5:00pm CET 

3) Sertoli cell transplantation: An innovative way to study testis immune regulation 
Jannette Dufour (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, USA) 
5:00 – 5:30pm CET 

4) Central immune tolerance and fertility in males and females 
Margaret Petroff (Michigan State University, USA) 
5:30 – 6:00pm CET 

5) T cells in tumor progression 
Magdalena Huber (Philipps-University Marburg, Germany) 
6:00 – 6:30pm CET 




 Thursday November 30th 8:00 – 10:00am CET 

1) Overview about the diversity of clinical manifestations and challenges (not only considering immunology)
Jens Rosellen (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany) 
8:00 – 8:30am CET 

2) What are STIs doing (differently) to escape the immune system?  
Emily Bryan (Queensland University of Technology, Australia) 
8:30 – 9:00am CET 

3) What is the role of immunoregulatory factors in testis and epididymis? 
Rukmali Wijayarathna (Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Monash University Melbourne, Australia) 
9:00 – 9:30am CET 

4) Which environmental factors disturb testicular and epididymal physiology?  
Brett Nixon (University of Newcastle, Australia) 
9:30 – 10:00am CET 


Location Online, Zoom