Theme meeting

Tumour microenvironment & Immunology

Monday 10 February and Tuesday 11 February at Hotel Veenendaal, Veenendaal

We would like to invite you to the 2-day theme meeting on Tumour microenvironment & Immunology.

We will start on Monday February 10th at 10.00 and expect to finish on the 11th of February at 15:00.

The list of speakers and the programme are available here.


Day 1

9.45 - 10.00

Registration and coffee


Opening and welcome


Session I - T-Cell regulation and targeting in the TME

10.15 - 10.30

Kevin Kos
Karin de Visser group

Dissecting the role of regulatory T cells in breast cancer metastasis

10.35 – 10.50

Mirjam Hoekstra
Ton Schumacher group

Long-distance modulation of bystander tumor cells by CD8+ T cell-secreted IFNγ

10.55 - 11.10

Benoit Nicolet
Monika Wolkers group

CD29 marks superior cytotoxic human CD8+ T cells

11.15 - 11.40

Alexander van Oudenaarden
Hubrecht Institute

Technology presentation

Using single-cell sequencing to resolve tumor heterogeneity

11.45 - 12.00

Claire Vennin
Jacco van Rheenen group

Exploring the role of T cells during response to chemotherapy in breast cancer

12.05 - 12.20

Saskia Santegoets
Sjoerd van der Burg group
Leiden University Medical Centre

Deciphering the tumor immune microenvironment of HPV-negative and -positive oropharyngeal tumors

12.20 - 13.30

Lunch with Lab Dating A

13.30 - 14.55

Session II - Visualizing and analysing the TME complexity

13.30 - 13.45

Serena Vegna
Leila Akkari group

Harnessing the liver tumor microenvironment in hepatocellular carcinoma treatment

13.50 - 14.05

Leonie de Klerk
Sarah Derks group
Amsterdam UMC

VEGFA and the suppressed immune microenvironment of gastric adenocarcinomas

14.10 - 14.25

Mark Gorris
Carl Figdor group
Radboud UMC

Multispectral imaging of the immune cell landscape of the tumor microenvironment

14.30 - 14.55

Huib Ovaa
Leiden University Medical Centre

Technology presentation

Chemistry and immunity

14.55 - 15.15

Convenience break

15.15 - 16.00

Keynote Speaker
Professor Victoria Sanz-Moreno
Barts Cancer Institute, London

Cytoskeletal dynamics: The Achilles heel of cancer

16.00 - 18.15

Lab Dating B including finger food break

18.15 - 18.30

Free time for check in and refresh

18.30 - 20.30

Dinner buffet in restaurant

20.30 - 22.00

Pub Quiz including drinks

Day 2

8.45 - 8.50

Welcome and program day 2

8.50 - 10.15

Session III - Novel interactions between immune cells and their environment

8.50 - 9.05

Ines Ramos
Linde Meyaard group
UMC Utrecht

Blocking LAIR-collagen interaction as a novel strategy for cancer immunotherapy

9.10 - 9.25

Daphne van Elsland
Jacques Neefjes group
Leiden University Medical Centre

Salmonella induced cellular transformation: How it’s made

9.30 - 9.45

Mandy Smeets
Monique den Boer Group
Prinses Máxima Centrum

B-Cell Precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (BCP-ALL) instructs Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs) to alter their gene expression profile

9.50 - 10.15

Yvonne Vercoulen
UMC Utrecht

Technology presentation

Visualization of inflammatory tissue responses by Imaging Mass Cytometry (CyTOF)

10.15 - 10.30

Coffee break

10.30 - 11.15

Session IV -New Approaches to Study Tumor Immunology

10.30 - 10.45

Presentation ISA Therapeutics

10.50 - 11.15

Michiel Vermeulen
Radboud University

Technology presentation

Quantitative mass spectrometry-based methods for cancer research

11.15 - 12.15

Chalk talks PhD / postdocs Part A

12.15 - 13.15

Lunch in buffet restaurant

13.15 - 14.45

Chalk talks PhD / postdocs Part B

14.45 - 15.00

Discussion and next steps



About the location

The 2-day event will be held at Hotel Veenendaal which is easy to reach via public transportation to Veenendaal-De Klomp station. It is a short walk of about 7 minutes to the hotel. We arrange an overnight stay for you. To reduce costs we expect PostDoc / PhD to share a room if possible. Please provide us with your preference. Please note shared rooms are open space rooms with a separate closed toilet and semi open bathroom with a separate shower.

Please make sure to register via this link

For more information, please contact Mariëlle Harlé

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