13th CSI Annual Meeting


The 13th CSI Annual Meeting has been held from 7 to 10, November, 2018 in Shanghai. 2,318 registered attendants participated in the meeting, and 925 abstracts were submitted to the meeting.

29 invited world leading immunologists (17 national and 12 international) gave plenary lectures.

Plenary lectures

Invited speakers

Natural killer cells and self-tolerance

Wayne M. Yokoyama
Washington University Medical Center

Innate lymphoid cells at the interface with adaptive immunity

Andrew McKenzie
University of Cambridge

Molecular targeting of Treg cells for control of immune responses

Shimon Sakaguchi
Osaka University

Inflammasome signaling by Gasdermin proteins

Hao Wu
Harvard University

Anti-NKG2A mAb is a checkpoint inhibitor that promotes anti-tumor immunity by unleashing both T and NK cells

Eric Vivier
Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille Luminy

LSD1 ablation stimulates anti-tumor immunity and enables checkpoint blockade

Yang Shi
Harvard University

Induction of effector and regulatory T Cells

Vijay Kuchroo
Harvard University

Susceptibility and pathogenesis of human respiratory viral responses

Peter Openshaw
Imperial College

Towards improving the anti-tumor efficacy of human gamma/delta T cells

Dieter Kabelitz
University of Kiel

Time counts- New insights into the clonal expansion of lymphocytes

Susanne Heinzel
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

NGS of Immune Repertoire for biomarker discovery

Jian Han
Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology

Crosstalk of epigenetic modifiers and innate molecules in immunity and inflammation

Xuetao Cao
Nankai University

Development, memory formation and immune regulation of liver-resident NK cells

Zhigang Tian
University of Science & Technology of China

Insight into Erythropoietin Signaling and Autoimmunity

Yuzhang Wu
Army Medical University

Sin1-mTORC2 regulation of the ontogeny and function of innate lymphoid cells

Bing Su
Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine

Tracking Tumor-Infiltrating Immune Cell Dynamics by Single Cell Sequencing

Zemin Zhang
Peking University

CBM complex mediates IL-17R signaling and contributes to psoriasis development

Xin Lin
TsingHua University

Manganese Increases the Sensitivity of the cGAS-STING Pathway for Double-stranded DNA and Is Required for the Host Defense against DNA Viruses

Zhengfan Jiang
Peking University

Splenic hematopoiesis and tumor-induced myelopoiesis

Limin Zheng
Sun Yat-sen University

CD38: A New Immune Checkpoint for Cancer Immunotherapy

Xiaofeng Qin
Suzhou Institute of Systems Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Molecular control of T cell function in inflammation and cancer

Chen Dong
Tsinghua University

NK cells promote fetal development through the secretion of growth-promoting factors 

Haiming Wei
University of Science & Technology of China

Microbiome and Autoimmune Diseases

Xuan Zhang
Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

TFH and TFR Fate Commitments

Lilin Ye
Army Medical University

Functional mechanisms of IL-17 family cytokines in intestinal mucosal immunity

Youcun Qian
Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Macrophage achieves self-protection against oxidative stress-induced ageing and death through the Mst-Nrf2 axis

Lanfen Chen
Xiamen University

Mechano-chemical coupling regulates TCR antigen recogtion

Wei Chen
School of Medicine, Zhejiang University

Stress responses and anti-tumor immunity

Yuting Ma
Suzhou Institute of Systems Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

High-throughput single-cell linking of antigen specificities with T cell receptor sequences using de novo generated DNA-linked MHC tetramers

Ning Jenny Jiang
The University of Texas at Austin

195 immunologists presented their latest findings in 15 symposia, while 111 posters selected from the abstracts were discussed during the meeting. This year, CSI also organized an International Young Immunologist Symposium, in which 14 international young immunologists from 7 countries (USA, UK, Germany, Israel, Switzerland, Netherland, and Australia) were selected and sponsored.

The year of 2018 is the 30th Anniversary of CSI’s foundation. On the night of November 7, around 1,000 delegates and representatives from provincial societies celebrated this special occasion with dances, songs and even Taiji show. During the ceremony presidents from the American, British, German, Japanese and Australian immunological societies gave speeches to congratulate CSI and expressed faith in the immunological development, both in basic and clinical fields. “The 8th Academic Awards of CSI (CSI Lifetime Achievement Award, CSI Outstanding Scholar Award, CSI Young Investigator Award)” was awarded in this ceremony and altogether 12 immunologists were honored for their distinguished works in the field. Among them, Prof. Yumei Wen from Fudan University was awarded the 8th CSI Lifetime Achievement Award, Prof. Zhi Yao from Tianjin Medical University, Prof. Guanxin Shen from Tongji Medical College were awarded the 8th CSI Outstanding Scholar Award.

To prepare the IUIS 2019 (17th International Congress of Immunology), CSI and IUIS executives had 2 meetings (Scientific Committee Meeting and Organizing Committee Meeting) discussing details about the meeting scientific programme and organizing. The meeting will be held in Beijing (China National Conventional Center) from 19 to 23, October, 2019. As the host of the meeting, CSI Secretary General, Prof. Xuetao Cao is the Chair of Steering Committee & Scientific Committee, and CSI President, Prof. Zhigang Tian is the Co-chair of Organizing Committee & Abstract Committee.