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Antibodies and Complement Conference

The antibody response and the complement system are major effector arms of the immune system. Both have been involved in a plethora of pathological conditions, including autoimmunity, allergy, infections and cancer. Antibodies and complement components regulate, mainly through their receptors (FcR and CR respectively) cell activation, ADCC, ADCP, CDC, CDCP, migration, survival but also, as recently described, metabolism. As the portfolio of antibody—and complement-effector function grow, high-end technological solutions are developed and novel therapeutic applications are proposed.

This 2nd conference on Antibodies & Complement will focus attention on key advances in both fields with the aim at fostering discussions between antibody experts and complement experts. Some of the critical topics to be covered include:

  • antibody & complement (novel) functions
  • human antibody repertoires
  • complement structure and subcellular localization
  • novel technologies
  • complement and antibody therapies

After the success of the first edition, this second edition of conference on Antibodies & Complement should again be a forum for leaders in the field and new investigators coming from academia, industry and research institutes to discuss where the field is going and what challenges lie ahead.


Hotel Eden Roc
Punta de Port Salvi, s/n
17220 Sant Feliu de Guíxols Girona




Coffee breaks; lunch and dinner buffet




Hotel Eden Roc


Confirmed Speakers

  • Marina Botto, Imperial College, London, UK
  • Doryen Bubeck, Imperial College, London, UK
  • Christian Busse, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Tineke Cantaert, Institut Pasteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Michael Carroll, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA
  • Michel Cogné, University of Limoges, France
  • Brandon de Kosky, Kansas University, USA
  • Sarel J. Fleishman, Weizmann Institute, Israel
  • Piet Gros, University Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Florian Krammer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA
  • Claudia Kemper, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA
  • Dario Neri, Philogen, Sovicille, Italy
  • Brinda Prasad, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, New York, USA
  • Janine Schuurman, Genmab, Denmark, Copenhagen
  • Ron Taylor, University of Virginia, USA
  • Francesco Tedesco, University of Trieste, Italy
  • Marjolein van Egmond, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Registration & abstract submission 

Registration deadline: April 22nd, 2019

Abstract deadline: April 4th, 2019

We invite all registered participants to submit an abstract about their research. The scientific organizing committee will review all abstracts and select the most relevant contributions for short talks or poster presentation. Abstracts can only be submitted online via the "Register now" button which will appear soon below.


Pierre Bruhns
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Falk Nimmerjahn
University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany

Suzan H.M. Rooijakkers
University Medical Center Utrecht,
The Netherlands

Kathrin de la Rosa
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association
Berlin, Germany


2018 edition – Abs & Complement




Lien-Georgina Dettmann &
Timkehet Teffera

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association
Berlin, Germany