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The Synthetic Immunology Workshop

4th Workshop on "Engineering in Immunity" was held during Friday 15 and Saturday 16 November, 2013 at Rakuyu Kaikan, Kyoto University, Japan.

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Topics:
Organization of lymphoid tissues
Generation of immune cells from iPS/ES cells
Thymus transplantation in human
Lymph nodes as tissue factory
Manipulation and synthesis of lymphoid tissues
Biocompatible materials for immunology
3D printing for biotechnology
Engineering for antibody and immune cells/tissues
Simulation for analysis of immune system
Others

Guest speakers:
Ulrike Bode (Hannover Medical University, Germany)
Hiroshi Kawamoto (Kyoto University, Japan)
Eric Laggase (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Sergio Lira (Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA)
Louise Markert (Duke University, USA)
Michiya Matsuzaki (Osaka University, Japan)
Yukiko Matsunaga (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Makoto Nakamura (University of Toyama, Japan)
Michael Reth (University of Freiburg, Germany)

The synthetic immunology aims at the synthesis of the immune system from any perspectives. Topics discussed in this workshop include (1) design, reconstitution, and regeneration of immune organs, (2) simulation and synthesis of artificial immune tissues and immunological devices, and (3) human application of synthetic immunology.

Studies using wide range of technology including molecular and cellular biology, bioinformatics, computer simulation, robotics, and other engineering are welcome.

Synthetic immunology研究会は、「免疫システムのシンセシス」を目標に、さまざまな技術背景の研究者が集まって、免疫システムの自在な制御をめざして議論を進めるための研究会です。主な議論対象としては、(1)免疫器官の再生や再構築、(2)人工免疫組織や人工免疫装置の設計や合成、(3)免疫シンセシスのヒトへの応用、を念頭に置いています。免疫学や組織工学をはじめ、数理モデルやロボット工学など多種多様な技術的背景からのご参加を歓迎しております。