• Istituto di Biologia e Patologia Molecolari

Meeting Report

The course on T cell immune memory, organised by Francesca Di Rosa (IBPM) and Steven Schoenberger (La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, California, USA), held last October in Anacapri, focussed on the fascinating topic of immune memory, which enables us to react to pathogens and cancer cells. The immune memory concept is the foundation for the development of vaccines. The role of T lymphocytes, key cells in the immune response, has been examined in depth, as these cells – in spite of recent advances - still remain mysterious in many ways. 
The course, organized as part of the activities of the School of Immunology "Ruggero Ceppellini", took place in the wonderful setting of the CNR site at Anacapri. It gathered an international panel of 10 faculty members and 50 attendants from all over the world, particularly from regions mostly exposed to severe infectious diseases. The European Journal of Immunology has now dedicated an extensive commentary to the course.

Reference: Eur. J. Immunol. 2019. 49: 361–363