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    09/28-10/02, 2021

    Taipei, Taiwan

    Oragnzisors

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, LinKou

    Chang Gung University

    The Chinese Society of Immunology

    Taiwan College of Rheumatology

     

    2021 Formosa Immunology Spring School & Symposium

  • FISS 2021

    - News-

    Kick off

  • - About FISS-

    The field of immunology is one of the fastest growing disciplines in biomedical research. Immunology comprises a multifaceted research agenda that has roots in the clinical challenges of host defense against infection, transplantation, autoimmunity, tumor immunology, and allergy. To date, it also becomes clear that outside the traditional immunological diseases, dysregulation of immune responses is associated with the development of many metabolic disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. These exciting findings in basic immunology research provide momentum in clinical immunology research that offers substantial therapeutic promise and brought novel interventions for the treatment of many human diseases.

     

    In the past decade, researchers in Taiwan have made several outstanding discoveries and breakthroughs in both basic and clinical immunology. Multiple institutes in Taiwan, including Chang Gung University, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital System, have devoted an enormous effort to nurture and support fundamental and clinical research of immunology. However, as the subject of immunology becomes more complex, it is imperative to train the next generation of immunologists to stay at the forefront of their respective lines of research in this ever-evolving field. Moreover, it is also well recognized that multidisciplinary collaborations both locally and internationally become increasingly important to deal with the massive data sets acquired by ever-advancing technology. In light of this, several Taiwanese immunologists from Chang Gung University/Hospital System as well as many other research institutes and universities at home and abroad have worked together to organize this first-ever immunology spring school and symposium, Formosa Immunology Spring School and Symposium (FISS) - Emerging Concepts in Immunology. The goals of this event are to foster biomedical research for our next generation and to provide a platform to bridge local scientists with world-renowned immunologists.

     

    Last year, under the coordinated efforts between Chang Gung Memorial Hospital system and many Taiwanese immunologists from several other institutes either in Taiwan or aboard, we have successfully held the inauguration of FISS. With the participation of ten world-renowned immunologists, including Jean-Laurent Casanova (Rockfeller University), Alexander Rudensky (MSKCC), Jedd Wolchok (MSKCC), Marco Colona (Washington U. at St. Louis), Hilde Cheroutre (Lo Jolla Institute), Mitch Kronenberg (Lo Jolla Institute), Jonathan Sprent (Garvan Institute of Medical Research), Burkhard Becher (University of Zuirch), Arthur Weiss (UCSF), and Shie-Liang Hsieh (Academia Sinica), FISS 2019 made a successful debut with the high quality of presentations and interactions among international and local immunologists. In 2021, we look forward to extending the momentum of FISS 2019. Once again, we have successfully invited numerous world-class immunologists who are leaders in their respective immunology fields to join us. We genuinely believe that like the meeting last year, the FISS 2021 is going to be another excellent opportunity for researchers in Taiwan and look forward to your participation.

     

    See you in 2021 Spring!

  • Spring School Program

    2021 Formosa Immunology Spring School and Symposium (FISS)

    Frontier of Emerging Concepts in Immunology

    TBA

  • Symposium Program

    2021 Formosa Immunology Spring School and Symposium (FISS)

    Frontier of Emerging Concepts in Immunology

    TBA

  • International Faculty

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D.

    NIH Distinguished Investigator

    National Institutes of Health, USA

    Member, National Academy of Sciences, USA

    • School Topic: TBA
    • Symposium Title: TBA
     

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Christophe Benoist, M.D., Ph.D.

    Chair in Immunohematology, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

    Member, National Academy of Sciences, USA

    Member, Académie des Sciences, France

    • School Topic: TBA
    • Symposium Title: TBA
     

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    HongBo Chi, Ph.D.

    Professor and Robert G. Webster Endowed Chair in Immunology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA
     
    • School Topic: TBA
    • Symposium Title: TBA

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Gillian Griffiths, Ph.D.

    Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellowship, Cambridge
    Professor of Immunology and Cell Biology, Cambridge

    Fellow of the Royal Society, UK
    Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences, UK

    Member, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

    • School Topic: TBA
    • Symposium Title: TBA
     

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Laura Kate Mackay, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia

    President, The Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania

    • School Topic: TBA
    • Symposium Title: TBA

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Diane Mathis, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Immunology, Harvard Medical School, USA

    Member, National Academy of Sciences, USA

    • School Topic: TBA
    • Symposium Title: TBA
     

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Mihai G. Netea, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor, Radboud University, Netherlands

    Member, the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences
     

    • School Topic: TBA
    • Symposium Title: TBA
     

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    John Joseph O'Shea, Jr., M.D.​

    Senior Investigator and Scientific Director, NIH, USA
    Chief, Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch, NIAMS, NIH, USA

     

    • School Topic: TBA
    • Symposium Title: TBA
     

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Fiona Powrie, Ph.D.

    Director, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford, UK

    Fellow, Royal Society, UK

    Member, Academy of Medical Sciences, UK

    Member, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

    Member, National Academy of Sciences, USA

    • School Topic: TBA
    • Symposium Title: TBA

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Shimon Sakaguchi, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor, Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University, Japan

    Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University, Japan

    Member, National Academy of Sciences, USA

    • School Topic: TBA
    • Symposium Title: TBA
     

    Spring School Faculty & Speaker

     

    Joseph Chai-Yuen Sun, Ph.D.

    Professor,

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA

    Weill Cornell Medical College, USA

    • School Topic: TBA
    • Symposium Title: TBA
     
  • Taiwanese Faculty

    Spring School Faculty

     

    Szu-Ting Chen, Ph.D.

    陳斯婷 博士

    Associate Professor,

    Institute of Clinical Medicine

    National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan

     

     

    Spring School Faculty

     

    Ping-Chih Ho, Ph.D.

    何秉智 博士

    Associate Professor,

    University of Lausanne, Switzerland​

    Associate member, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

     

     

    Spring School Faculty

     

    Stanley Ching-Cheng Huang, Ph.D.

    黃景政 博士

    Assistant Professor,

    Department of Pathology, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, USA

     

    Spring School Faculty

     

    Chia-Lin Hsu, Ph.D.

    徐嘉琳 博士

    Associate Professor,

    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology

    National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan

     

    Spring School Faculty

     

    Cheng-Lung Ku, Ph.D.
    顧正崙 博士

    Associate Professor,

    Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Sciences

    Chang Gung University, Taiwan

     

     

     

    Spring School Faculty

     

    Li-Fan Lu, Ph.D.

    呂理帆 博士

    Associate Professor,

    Section of Molecular Biology, Division of Biological Sciences

    University of California-San Diego, USA

     

    Spring School Faculty

     

    Han-Yu Shih, Ph.D.

    史涵宇 博士

    Investigator,

    National Eye Institute

    National Institutes of Health, USA

     

    Spring School Faculty

     

    Huang-Yu Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

    楊皇煜 醫師 博士

    Associate Professor,

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan

     

     

  • Organization Committee

    Honorary Chairman

    Chang-Fu Kuo, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor and Chief of Department of Medical Research and Development Linko Branch

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

    Committee

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital/University

    Chair

    Dr. Huang-Yu Yang, Assocaite Professor

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

     

    Dr. Cheng-Lung Ku, Associate Professor

    Chang Gung University

     

    Committee

    Dr. Ming-Ling Kuo, Professor

    Chang Gung University

     

    Dr. Chia-Rui Shen, Professor

    Chang Gung University

     

    Dr. Wen-Yi Tzeng, Assistant Professor

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

    Committee

    Taiwan

    Dr. Muh-Hwa Yang, Professor

    National Yang-Ming University

     

    Dr. Nien-Jung Chen, Associate Professor

    National Yang-Ming University

     

    Dr. Chia-Lin Hsu, Associate Professor

    National Yang-Ming University

     

    Dr. Sze-Ting Chen, Associate Professor

    National Yang-Ming University

    Committee

    International

    Han-Yu Shih, Investigator

    National Institutes of Health, USA

     

    Dr. Li-Fan Lu, Associate Professor

    University of California, San Diego, USA

     

    Dr. Ping-Chih Ho, Associate Professor

    University of Lausanne, Switzerland

     

    Dr. Stanley Huang, Assistant Professor

    Case Western Reserve University, USA

     

    Hsin-Jung Joyce Wu, Associate Professor

    University of Arizona, USA

     

    Advisory  Committee

    Organizers:

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, LinKou

    Chang Gung University

    The Chinese Society of Immunology

    Taiwan College of Rheumatology

    Co-organizers:

    National Yang-Ming University

    Taiwan Society of Nephrology

     

  • FISS 2021 Sponsors

    We will look for the sponsorship from 2020 Summer.

  • [Registration for the Symposium]

    TBD

    [Time & Venue)] 

    09/28/2021-10/02/2021

     

    [Venue]

     

    Biomedical Research Building, 1F, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou;

    Address: 1F., No.15, Wenhus 1 st Rd., Guishan Dist., Taoyuan City 333, Taiwan

     

    [Registration deadline]

    TBD

     

    [Conference capacity]

    700 人 (participants)

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