17th International Workshop on Langerhans Cells – and Related Myeloid Cells of the Skin

Thursday 8th June 2023 at Institut Cochin

This Workshop started in 1984 an has always been organised be an informal group of researchers from the dendritic cell / Langerhans cell (LC) community.  The Workshop this year is being organised by Dr. Yonatan Ganor from the Cochin Institute in Paris.

The Workshop has always been a forum for scientists worldwide to present their cutting-edge work and technological advances in the field of skin immunity with a special focus on LCs and dermal dendritic cells and other myeloid cells (DCs). Novel insights into the development and homeostasis of LCs and dermal DCs and their respective functional roles in health and disease are discussed.

Progress regarding translation into the clinic such as therapeutic interventions using DC for the treatment of skin diseases and cancer (“cancer vaccines”) are presented. The workshop always gave particularly young researchers a great opportunity to meet and interact with leading experts in the field of myeloid cell biology and skin immunology (e.g., several times with the late Ralph Steinman, Nobel Laureate 2011).

Find below the reports published from 3 previous Workshops:

  • Meeting Report of the 16th International Langerhans Cell Workshop: Recent Developments in Langerhans Cell and Skin Dendritic Cell Biology and their Therapeutic Application.Clausen BE, Romani N, Stoitzner P.J Invest Dermatol. 2020 Jul; DOI: 10.1016/j.jid.2020.02.022
  • Meeting Report of the 11th International Langerhans Cell Workshop: Langerhans cells at the interface of medicine, science, and industry. Stoitzner P, Stingl G, Merad M, Romani N.J Invest Dermatol. 2010 Feb;130(2):331-5. DOI: 10.1038/jid.2009.394
  • Meeting Report of the 10th International Langerhans Cell Workshop: Langerhans cells at the interface of medicine, science, and industry.Merad M, Romani N, Randolph G.J Invest Dermatol. 2008 Feb;128(2):251-5. DOI: 10.1038/sj.jid.5701229


Invited Confirmed Speakers

Local / Core Organising Team:

  • Yonatan Ganor, Paris, France – Chair
  • Sandrine Henri, Marseille, France
  • Juliana Idoyaga, Stanford, CA, USA
  • Patrizia Stoitzner, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Björn E. Clausen, Mainz, Germany
  • Florent Ginhoux, Singapore – Paris
  • Niki Romani, Innsbruck, Austria

International Advisory and Scientific Committee:

  • Carl E. Allen, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Björn E. Clausen, Mainz, Germany
  • Adelheid Elbe-Bürger, Vienna, Austria
  • Teunis B.H. (Theo) Geijtenbeek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Iris Gratz, Salzburg, Austria
  • Muzlifah (Muzz) Haniffa, Newcastle, UK
  • Avi-Hai Hovav, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Kenji Kabashima, Kyoto, Japan
  • Daniel Kaplan, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Eynav Klechevsky, St.Louis, MO, USA
  • Miriam Merad, New York, NY, USA
  • Keisuke (Chris) Nagao, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Herbert Strobl, Graz, Austriaùù
  • James W. Young, New York, NY, USA

Previous Langerhans Cell Workshops:

1984 Oslo, Norway (Lasse Braathen, Urban Forsum) / 1991 Lyon, France (Jean Thivolet, Colette Dezutter-Dambuyant, Daniel Schmitt) / 1993 Dallas, TX, USA (Paul Bergstresser, Wayne Streilein) / 1995 Scheveningen, The Netherlands (Mieke Mommaas, Bert J. Vermeer) / 1997 Fuschl / Salzburg, Austria (Adelheid Elbe-Bürger, Georg Stingl) / 1999 New York, USA (Richard D. Granstein, Ronald G. Crystal, Alan Houghton, James G. Krueger, Malcom Moore, Kendall Smith, Ralph Steinman) / 2001 Stresa, Italy (Giampiero Girolomoni, Paola Ricciardi-Castagnoli) / 2003 Tokyo, Japan (Kunihiko Tamaki and Akihiko Asahina) / 2005 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (Niki Romani und Georg Stingl) / 2007 Berne, Switzerland (Lasse R. Braathen, Sem Saeland) / 2009 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (Niki Romani und Georg Stingl ) / 2011 Innsbruck, Austria (Niki Romani, Patrizia Stoitzner, Heidi Elbe-Bürger, Georg Stingl) / 2013 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Marcel Teunnissen, Esther C. de Jong, Theo B.H. Geijtenbeek) / 2015 Kyoto, Japan (Kayo Inaba, Kenji Kabashima) / 2017 New York, USA (James W. Young, Miriam Merad, Dan Kaplan, Kenji Kabashima) / 2019 Mainz, Germany (Björn Clausen, Patrizia Stoitzner)

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