Second International ECMIS Symposium, E. coli and the Mucosal Immune System
10-13 July 2015, Ghent, Belgium



Local Organizing Committee
Eric Cox, Lab of Immunology, Fac of Veterinary Medicine, UGent, Belgium
Bert Devriendt, Lab of Immunology, Fac of Veterinary Medicine, UGent, Belgium
Herman Favoreel, Lab of Immunology, Fac of Veterinary Medicine, UGent, Belgium
Daisy Vanrompay, Mol Biotechnology, Fac of Bioscience Engineering, UGent, Belgium
Henri De Greve,VIB lab of Structural and Molecular Microbiology, VUB, Belgium
Bruno Goddeeris, Fac of Bioscience Engineering, KULeuven, Belgium
Jacques Mainil, Dep of Infectious Diseases, Fac of Veterinary Medicine, ULG, Belgium

Scientific Committee

Eric Cox, Lab of Immunology, Fac of Veterinary Medicine, UGent, Belgium
Bert Devriendt, Lab of Immunology, Fac of Veterinary Medicine, UGent, Belgium
Henri De Greve,VIB lab of Structural and Molecular Microbiology, VUB, Belgium
Bruno Goddeeris, Fac of Bioscience Engineering, KULeuven, Belgium
Jacques Mainil, Dep of Infectious Diseases, Fac of Veterinary Medicine, ULG, Belgium
Denis Piérard, Belgian VTEC/EHEC reference lab, UZ Brussels, Belgium
Marc Heyndrickx, Technology and Food Science Unit, ILVO, Belgium
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This symposium will be held from 10 till 13 July 2015 at the Ghent University, Convention Centre Het Pand.
'Het Pand' is a historical monument : this unique building is a formerly Dominican Monastery, with a central location at 'the Leie' in the Historical Center of Ghent

Ghent is one of the most beautiful cities of Belgium. In the middle ages it was known for its painters, tapistry and merchandise, being one of the richest cities of Northern Europe. This you can still see today. If you have not been there before, you will be amazed by the view and you will understand why this city was the biggest city in Europa after Paris in the 13th Century with, at that time an amazing number of 65.000 people living within the city walls. The belfry and the towers of the Saint Bavo Cathedral and Saint Nicholas’ Church, which still are there in the center of the city at 100 meter of the conference center, are just a few examples of the skyline of that period. Gent is only located 30 minutes away from Bruges, Antwerp and Brussels, so that it is easily possible to visit these 3 important Belgian cities with a rich history.

This symposium is in honour of Bruno Goddeeris for 20 years of research on  E. coli and the mucosal immune system.