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Principles of Mucosal Immunology Course

Virtual | July 20-22, 2021

The 2021 Principles of Mucosal Immunology course will be held July 20-22, 2021 virtually, with 9 sessions focused on both scientific and career development topics facilitated in three hours segments each day of the course.

Registrants will have the opportunity to ask questions of all presenters live, with an online forum for additional questions and to engage in continued conversation with each other throughout the course and up to a week after the course’s conclusion.

This year’s session topics and speakers are currently being finalized. Please check back here and watch for future emails from SMI as these are announced in the coming weeks. Registration will open with the announcement of the final course curriculum.

Program Committee
James Harker, PhD, Imperial College London
Douglas Kwon, PhD, Harvard University
Mark Travis, PhD, The University of Manchester




Principles of Mucosal Immunology Course Registration Rates

Registration Type

Early Bird






Member $100 $125  $140 
Non-Member $125  $150  $165
Trainee Member $50  $75  $90
Trainee Non-Member $75  $100  $115


Preliminary Schedule

Tuesday, July 20
Time - CDT Description  
14:00-14:05 Welcome & Introduction to the Course
14:05-15:05 Type 2 immunity and parasite infection
Richard Grencis, PhD, The University of Manchester
15:05-15:15 Break
15:15-16:15 Human Tissue residency in the respiratory tract
Laura Mackay, PhD, University of Melbourne
16:15-16:30 Break
16:30-17:30 Immune responses to SARS-CoV-2
Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, Yale School of Medicine
Wednesday, July 21
Time - CDT Description  
14:00-15:00 Single cell technologies to interrogate mucosal organs
Muzlifah Haniffa, FMedSci, Newcastle University
15:00-15:10 Break
15:10-16:10 GI tract and neuroimmunology
Daniel Mucida, PhD, The Rockefeller University
16:10-16:20 Break
16:20-17:00 Career Development Session – Publishing
Brian Kelsall, MD, Mucosal Immunology
Stephanie Houston, PhD, Journal of Experimental Medicine
Thursday, July 22
Time - CDT Description  

Dysregulation of the mucosal immune system
Britta Siegmund, PhD, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

15:00-15:10 Break
15:10-16:10 Microbiota and regulation of intestinal immunity
Kenya Honda, MD, PhD, Keio University School of Medicine
16:10-16:20 Break

Career Development Session – Industry
Jo Viney, PhD, Pandion Therapeutics
Mark S. Wilson, PhD, Genentech