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3rd Biennial Meeting

Sex Differences in the Immune System 

2024 Meeting Programme

Wednesday, June 12th, 2024



4:00pm – 6:00pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks: David Page & Lydia Lynch


Public Outreach Event with Prof. Rose Anne Kenny

6:15pm, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

Session 1

9:15am – 11:15am

  • David Page, Whitehead Institute, "Stable and robust Xi and Y transcriptomes drive cell-type-specific autosomal (and Xa) responses in vivo and in vitro, in four human cell types"

  • Margaret McCarthy, University of Maryland School of Medicine, "TBA"

  • Diana Dou, Stanford University, "Lnc”ing Xist ribonucleoproteins to the female sex bias in autoimmunity"

  • Jean-Charles Guery, Inserm, "X chromosome inactivation escape: a driving force in B cell systemic autoimmunity"



11:15 am – 11:45am


Session 2

11:45am – 1:15pm

  • Lydia Lynch, Princeton University & Trinity College Dublin, "Linking sex differences in systemic metabolism and immunometabolism"

  • Speaker 6 (invited from abstracts)

  • Speaker 7 (invited from abstracts)

  • Luke O’Neill, Trinity College Dublin, "A break in mitochondrial endosymbiosis as a basis for inflammatory diseases"



1:15pm – 2:00pm

Session 3

2:00pm – 3:30pm

  • Darragh Duffy, Institut Pasteur, "Understanding sex and age effects on healthy immune responses"

  • Speaker 10 (invited from abstracts)

  • Speaker 11 (invited from abstracts)

  • Maureen Su, University of California, Los Angeles, "The X chromosome and Immunity"



3:30pm – 4:00pm

Session 4

4:00pm – 5:15pm

  • Amy Moran, Oregon Health & Science University, "Mechanisms of androgen receptor regulation of immunity"

  • Speaker 14 (invited from abstracts)

  • Molly Ingersoll, Institut Cochin, "The impact of sex on bladder mucosal immunity"

Poster Session

5:15pm – 7:30pm, Concourse


Networking Fork Supper

8:00pm, Medley, Fleet St.

Friday, June 14th, 2024


Session 5

9:30am – 11:15am

  • Mihai Netea, Radboud University Medical Center, "Variation in trained immunity responses"

  • Claudia Kemper, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, NIH, "Cell-autonomous complement as determinant of sex-specific immunity?"

  • Speaker 18 (invited from abstracts)

  • Ed Lavelle, Trinity College Dublin, "Sex differences in immune responses to vaccine adjuvants"



11:15am – 11:45am


Session 6

11:45am – 1:15pm

  • Marc Dionne, Imperial College London, "Sex differences in Drosophila humoral immunity: causes and consequences"

  • Speaker 21 (invited from abstracts)

  • Speaker 22 (invited from abstracts)

  • Petter Brodin, Karolinska Institute & Imperial College London, "Immune system adaptation during gender-affirming sex-hormone treatment"



1:15pm – 2:00pm


Session 7

2:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Jenny Regan, The University of Edinburg, "Sex-specific regulation of phagocytes determines susceptibility to Staphylococcus aureus

  • Speaker 25 (invited from abstracts)

  • Speaker 26 (invited from abstracts)

  • Marcus Altfeld, Leibniz Institute of Virology, "Sex differences in Type I IFN responses"

  • Yasmine Belkaid, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, NIH & Institut Pasteur, "Tissue specific sex immune control"



4:00pm – 4:30pm

Plenary Speaker: Nick Lane

"Why do mitochondria produce sex differences?"

4:30 – 5:30


Closing Remarks

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