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Network overview

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The primary objective of QuanTI Network is to train a new generation of European quantitative immunologists, who will be able to address challenges arising in Systems Immunology. This will be achieved with the proposed Network, Quantitative T cell Immunology (QuanTI), that will train 11 ESRs and 4 ERs, bringing together renowned experimental and theoretical scientists from private and academic institutions. Health and disease are regulated, to a large extent, by our immune system. A quantitative approach to Immunology must not only integrate a wide range of biological data but also increase our understanding of immunological processes at all levels of organisation. This will be achieved by exploiting state-of-the-art knowledge and technology of the academic and industrial partners.
The scientific programme of the proposed Network consists of 6 research Work Packages (WP) and focuses on one of the current challenges in Systems Immunology: the dynamics of T cells in the periphery. Specifically the Network aims to provide a coherent multi-scale framework to: (i) the establishment and diversity of the T cell pool in the periphery, and (ii) the differentiation programme of T cell populations during adaptive immune responses. Synthesising models and immunological data poses a challenge that cannot be successfully managed by immunologists, mathematicians, computer scientists or physicists on their own. QuanTI will provide an excellent multi-disciplinary and inter-sectorial research environment to train a new generation of quantitative immunologists. The propose ITN will strongly advance the development of new quantitative concepts to characterise, and therapeutically modify, immune responses. In a wider context, QuanTI provides a model for a new, hands-on inter-disciplinary and inter-sectorial training programme in biomedical sciences that will catalyse the progress from a qualitative, molecule-oriented approach to a quantitative, systems-level research strategy.


Recent network events


'QuanTI' fellows' meeting

QFM QuanTI fellows' meeting was held on 5th March, 2014, at the University of Leeds, UK

The meeting was informal and aimed to bring together all the Marie Curie researchers from QuanTI network.

Venue University of Leeds Fairbairn House Main Building Upper Chapel LR (1.04a)

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Inaugural meeting, 29-30 August, 2013

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QuanTI inaugural meeting was held at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth on 29 and 30 August 2013.

Speakers: Bernard Mahon, Paul Moynagh, Philip Hodgkin, Aridaman Pandit, Shalin Naik, Walt Mankowski, José Borghans, Ton Schumacher, Thomas Eissing, Becca Asquith, Grant Lythe, Michael Davies, Ines Amado, Cathal Seoighe, Ken Duffy

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training events


Summer school on quantitative immunology and stochastic modelling (NUI Galway), tentative dates 23-25 June, 2014

Organized byorganizing partner

This summer school will introduce ITN researchers to immunological concepts and experimentation, as well as mathematical/computational modeling of immune processes

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Summer school on quantitative immunology and stochastic modelling
(hosted by NUI Galway)

23-25 June, 2014

Preliminary programme

Followed by 'QuanTI' annual meeting

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Related Programs, conferences and workshops 2014

British Society for Immunology Affinity Group in Mathematical Immunology

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Microsoft Research Cambridge, 19-20 May 2014

British Society for Immunology Affinity Group in Mathematical Immunology will have their meeting on 19-20, May 2014 in Cambridge and will be hosted by Microsoft Research Cambridge

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Lymphocyte signaling Bertinoro, Italy,
17-21 May 2014


Host-pathogen Interaction Hyderabad, 12-15 July 2014
Recent events

Quantitative immunology
Les Houches, France,

March 9-14, 2013

This workshop aims to bring together researchers that develop new experimental tools, both experimentally and theoretically, along with established immunologists that are open to a quantitative perspective. We believe that this will lead to new directions in the understanding the immune system.

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Participation of 'QuanTI' fellows at the workshop


Systems Approaches in Immunology
Santa Fe, NM. 10-11 Jan, 2014

vacancies

All the ESR (PhD) position on the QuanTI network are currently filled.

One ER (Post doc) position will be available at Bayer Computational Systems Biology in 2014

 

 

Associated partners
Universidad de Vigo

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