IHPE – Workshop IIH 2018 EN

Workshop Integrated immunity in holobionts
October 15-16, 2018
Montpellier, France

Amphithéâtre, campus CNRS (Map)
1919 Route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5

Registration form
(free but obligatory registration). Until october 8th

program

 

Scope

Our laboratory (UMR 5244 IHPE –Interactions HostsPathogensEnvironments) is currently exploring many aspects  of the dynamics of interactions within holobionts and their impact on host fitness, with a focus on resistance to pathogens which raises the question of the role of immunity in these complex interactions.

The emergence of the concept of holobiont has challenged our vision of immune interactions between hosts and microorganisms. During the last decade, groundbreaking advances have brought new highlights on how the host immune system has been co-opted to establish and shape beneficial host-microbiota relationships but also how microbiota can contribute to the host health status and fitness. The holobiont immunity is now regarded as an integration of responses able to maintain the metaorganism identity and integrity in a community of others, in a fluctuating ecological context. This integrated immunity within holobionts draws a new horizon of research to understand how balance is brought to metaorganisms and the emergence of diseases. The aim of this workshop is to gather scientists to exchange on their current advancements, and raise new questions on these complex immune relationships.

Organizing comitee
Caroline MONTAGNANI, UMR 5244 IHPE
Eve TOULZA, UMR 5244 IHPE
Jean-Michel ESCOUBAS, UMR 5244 IHPE
Benjamin GOURBAL, UMR 5244 IHPE
Anne MODAT, UMR 5244 IHPE
Sylvie CABAL, UMR 5244 IHPE

Contacts
Caroline.montagnani@ifremer.fr
Eve.toulza@univ-perp.fr

Fundings

Program
Confirmed speakers:

  • Lucia Pita Galan (Helmotz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Allemagne) : The host in the sponge holobiont: from patterns to mechanisms
  • Kenneth Vernick (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France) : Interaction between host immunity and gut microbiota in Anopheles
  • Seth Barribeau (Université de Liverpool, Angleterre) : Genomic approaches to understanding immunity in an aspiring model species
  • Juris A. Grasis (Labo Immunoenviromics, Université de Californie- USA) : Viruses as intimate partners in the Hydra holobiont
  • Claire Valiente-Moro (UMR EcologieMicrobienne, Lyon, France) : Proteomic analysis of multipartite interactions in Aedes albopictus
  • Aurélie Tasiemski (Université de Lille, France) : External immunity and ectosymbiosis to thrive in changing and extreme environments