NVVI Spring Symposium March 23 & 24, 2023

Dear Immunologists,

It is my great pleasure to invite you to the NVVI-DSI Spring Symposium 2023 that we will host March 23 & 24. This educational meeting will embark on new horizons and move from its former location in Lunteren to our new venue at van der Valk hotel Tiel. We have invited 13 national and international experts in the field of immunology to teach us on the latest developments immunology has to offer.

We hope you will join us for the NVVI Spring Symposium 2023 to meet up with each other and our speakers, to enjoy their great lectures and the opportunity to discuss their or your research in person!

On behalf of the entire committee,

Kind regards,

Martijn Nawijn
Chair of the NVVI Spring Symposium committee



New Horizons in Immunology  
Spring Symposium 2023 NVvI - Preliminary program  
Thursday March 23, 2023  
11.00  Welcome and Introduction by Martijn Nawijn
Session I Immunology and individuality
11.15 Chair: Jeroen den Dunnen
  Memories are made of this
  José Borghans, UMC Utrecht
12.00 Testosterone-induced immune system adaptation during female-to-male sex-reassignment
  Petter Brodin, Karolinska, Sweden
12.45 Lunch
Session II Single cell technologies
  Chair: Martijn Nawijn
13.45 Immune circuit engineering to delineate cellular communication
  Jurjen Tel, TU Eindhoven

A spatially resolved atlas of the human lung characterizes a gland-associated immune niche

  Kerstin Meyer, UK
15.15 Tea break
Session III Neuro-immunology
  Chair: Michiel van der Vlist of Klaas van Gisbergen
16.00 Neuroimmune Ecosystems
  Henrique Veiga-Fernandes, Champalimaud Foundation, PT
16.45 Immunoception: Neuronal representation and control of immunity
  Asya Rolls, Israel Institute of Technology, ISR
17.30 Drinks and Dinner
20.00 Keynote evening lecture
  Chair: Lotte Wieten
  TREM2 in neurodegeneration and cancer
  Marco Colonna, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Friday March 24, 2023  
8.15 ‘Meet-the-speaker’ breakfast sessions
Session IV Modelling immune responses
9.00 ‘Computational models of immune dynamics of T lymphocytes’
  Johannes Textor, RadboudUMC, Nijmegen, NL
9.45 Towards a tissue-level understanding of homeostasis and inflammation
  Stefan Uderhardt, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, DE
10.30 Coffee break
Session V Tumor immunology
11.00 Tissue-resident gamma delta T cell function during tumor initiation, metastasis and immunotherapy
  Seth Coffelt, University of Glasgow, UK
11.45 TCR gene therapy for patients with cancer. Optimization and prevention of tumor escape
  Mirjam Heemskerk, LUMC, Leiden, NL
12.30 Lunch
Session VI Infection & immunity
13.30 Immune modulation by worm parasites and (other) commensals
  Hermelijn Smits, LUMC, Leiden, NL
14.15 Cytokines: Orchestrating immune responses in lung disease
  Anne O’Garra, the Francis Crick Institute, UK
15.00 Closure by Martijn Nawijn

The abstract book can be downloaded HERE

Keynote speaker:

MARCO COLONNA (Washington University School of Medicine, USA)

Invited speakers:

JURJEN TEL (TU Eindhoven)


KERSTIN MEYER (Sanger Institute, UK)





PETTER BRODIN (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)


HENRIQUE VEIGA-FERNANDES (Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal)


ASYA ROLLS (Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)


JOHANNES TEXTOR (RadboudUMC, Nijmegen)


STEFAN UDERHARDT (Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Germany)


SETH COFFELT (University of Glasgow, UK)






ANNE O’GARRA (The Francis Crick Institute, UK)




  As of March 1st.
Member: 1 day excl. hotel accommodation  € 140,00
Non-Member: 1 day  excl. hotel accommodation  € 170,00
Dinner Thursday € 30,00
Member: 2 days excl. hotel accommodation € 175,00
Non-Member: 2 days excl. hotel accommodation € 215,00
Industry professional member: 2 days excl. hotel accommodation € 225,00
Industry professional non-member: 2 days excl. hotel accommodation € 265,00
Industry professional member: 1 day excl. hotel accommodation  € 180,00
Industry professional non-member: 1 day  excl. hotel accommodation  € 210,00
Dinner Thursday € 30,00

The registration fee includes: Admission to the meeting, all coffee breaks and lunches and congress dinner on Thursday, (in case of a 2-day ticket).

Cancellation policy
Cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing to the NVVI via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cancellations made before March 1st 2023 will be refunded less 30 % to cover administration costs. After this date no refunds will be given. All refunds will be made after the meeting.
A name change can be made at no cost.

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Hotel reservation

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General information

Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th of March 2023

The conference language will be English.

The meeting will be held in van der Valk Hotel Tiel.
Laan van Westroijen 10, 4003 AZ Tiel, the Netherlands

A route description can be found HERE


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For more information on the NVVI Spring Meeting 2023, please contact the Congress secretariat:

Karin Vonk
Tel: 06-83563952
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1105 AZ Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Email: nvvi@amsterdamumc.nl

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