Friday Seminars Inflammation & Immunology - edition 2024

The “Friday Seminars in Inflammation & Immunology 2024” is a continuation of the successful Friday Seminars I&I 2023 -previous seminars”. By joining forces between the Centre of Excellence Infla-Med and the FGGW Spearhead "Inflammation", we aim to increase the target audience and expertise in the domain of inflammation and immunology. With a series of six interactive seminars with each time a tandem of one UAntwerp junior and one (external) senior researcher as speakers in selected topics, this initiative aims to provide a forum for knowledge exchange, expertise identification and networking opportunities within the Faculties of BMW and GGW and the international collaborative network of Infla-Med (incl. a YUFE partner and X-HiDE Centre of Excellence Orebro, Sweden). ​

Programme can be consulted on the left side of this webpage. 

Supported by FGGW & Antwerp Doctoral School’s “Omkadering Jonge Onderzoekers”.

Inflammation Research Day May 17th 2024





Welcome & introduction:

· Introduction to FGGW Spearheads (Amaya M. Graf & Steven Van Laere), Infla-Med (Maya Berg), IPPON (Debbie Le Blon)· YUFE and research opportunities (Bruno Hoste, RIVA Grants office)· UAntwerp valorisation roadmap in the life sciences (Lieve Hofflack & Kris Bonnarens, RIVA Valorisation office)· Introduction to the Science Park UAntwerp (Sara Landuydt, POM)


Finding a cure for cell death driven diseases – ferroptosis therapeuticsby prof. Tom Vanden Berghe and dr. Greta Klejborowska (FFBD / Infla-Med)


Improving cancer immunotherapy outcome by novel combination strategies: focus on immune checkpoints and natural killer cellsby prof. Evelien Smits (FGGW / IPPON)


The public health impact of inflammation – the example of sepsisby prof. Erika Vlieghe (FGGW UAntwerp / UZA)




Poster session 1 + Focused networking *


Poster session 2 + Focused networking *


The focused networking tables (13:15-15:20h) are accessible to all participants and structured around preferred topics. Research managers will facilitate this exchange across tables. The aim is to promote exchanges relevant to specific subjects and foster collaborations among researchers at various career stages.

Supported by UAntwerp Science Park & Antwerp Doctoral School’s “Omkadering Jonge Onderzoekers”