Welcome to EMBRN

President: Prof. Francesca Levi-Schaffer, PharmD, PhD, Isaac and Myrna Kaye Chair in Immunopharmacology

Welcome to the website of the European Mast Cell and Basophil Research Network (EMBRN). EMBRN currently has more than 300 members and friends, in and outside of Europe, many of whom are leaders in experimental mast cell and basophil research.

During the 8 years of our existence, EMBRN has emerged as the leading global network on mast cell and basophil biology and mast cell and basophil-driven diseases. The research conducted by EMBRN members has lead to a better understanding of the physiological and pathological functions of mast cells and basophils and to better treatment options for patients with mast cell and basophil-driven diseases.

Please check out our activities and join us for our meetings. If you would like to become a member of EMBRN, please apply.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with EMBRN, please contact me or any of the council members directly. EMBRN is looking forward to having you join our activities and Meetings! See you soon.


Registration and abstract submission is now open: The 10th International EMBRN meeting will take place in-person July 11-13, 2022, in Utrecht (the Netherlands)

Dear EMBRN members, dear friends,

We are honoured to invite you to the 10th International Meeting of the European Mast Cell and Basophil Research Network. The meeting will be held from 11-13 July, 2022 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. We think we can offer a wonderful scientific and social program at a historic location downtown Utrecht. To make it a great meeting, we hope -of course- that you will share your latest scientific findings at the meeting. The congress registration and abstract submission is now open (final submission deadline April 30th). Further details on the meeting program, registration and abstract submission can be found at the congress website: EMBRN2022.com.

Please be aware that we can accommodate 200-220 attendees and we would like to recommend to register as soon as possible to guarantee your attendance.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you in person in Utrecht.

Warm regards,

On behalf of the EMBRN council and the local organising committee

Frank Redegeld, Utrecht University, Congress President
Maud Hermans, Erasmus MC Rotterdam
Hanneke Oude Elberink, UMC Groningen
Edward Knol, UMC Utrecht
Ilze Bot, Leiden University
Jelle Folkerts, Erasmus University Rotterdam


Series of 90-minute webinars, every 2-3 months, starting on Monday 11th January 2021

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The theme of the last webinar is "Basophils and Mast Cells in Health and Disease", Chairs: Didier G Ebo (University of Antwerpen, Belgium) and Bernhard F. Gibbs (University of Oldenburg, Germany)

Date of webinar was: Monday 27th September 2021, 9.00 - 10.30 am CEST

 

Here you will find the agenda and further details for the webinar.

You can access freely the recordings and abstracts of past EMBRN webinars at www.embrn.eu/webinars.html

The 2021 EMBRN meeting scheduled for Utrecht has been postponed to the summer of 2022 due to COVID-19.

In the meantime, we would like to host a series of 90-minute webinars, every 2-3 months, with a keynote speaker and presentations from MSc, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, who will be completing their studies, or other graduate students with very interesting results. This will give them a chance to present their results as there are currently no opportunities to present in person at scientific conferences.

We ask EMBRN members with junior researchers to select one person from their group to submit an abstract to the webinar that fit the theme of the research best (Title, Authors (Surname & initials), Affiliations, max. 100-200 words main text) for consideration to be included in the first webinar. Seven students will be selected to make presentations of 8 minutes each (plus 2 minutes Q&A). If many abstracts will be sent, the chance is that many will also unfortunately not be able to be selected. Please, do not be too disappointed if your abstract is not selected. We will provide an additional opportunity to present your work at our next EMBRN meeting in 2022.

Kind regards,

Francesca Levi-Schaffer & EMBRN Council

Our council members

Marcus Maurer, MD, Professor of Dermatology and Allergy Director of Research
Past President: Marcus Maurer, MD, Professor of Dermatology and Allergy Director of Research
apl. Prof. Dr. Bernhard F. Gibbs
Vice-president: apl. Prof. Dr. Bernhard F. Gibbs
Stephan C. Bischoff, M.D, Professor of Medicine
Past-President: Stephan C. Bischoff, M.D, Professor of Medicine
Jenny Hallgren Martinsson, PhD, Associate Professor
Secretary: Jenny Hallgren Martinsson, PhD, Associate Professor
Treasurer: Frank Siebenhaar, MD, Assistant Professor
Treasurer: Frank Siebenhaar, MD, Assistant Professor
Joana Vitte, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Immunology and Allergology
Communication officer: Joana Vitte, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Immunology and Allergology
Frank Redegeld, PhD, Associate Professor
Corporate sponsor, liaison officer: Frank Redegeld, PhD, Associate Professor
Prof. Carlo Pucillo, MD
Scientific integration officer: Prof. Carlo Pucillo, MD
Junior member, liaison officer
Moïse Michel, PharmD, PhD student

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