NewsHARMLESS at European Phagocyte Workshop 2024

HARMLESS at European Phagocyte Workshop 2024

The 2024 edition of the European Phagocyte Workshop took place in Visegrád (Hungary) from 20-23 March 2024. It followed nearly 40 years of phagocyte-focused meetings held in various European cities, including the 2023 European Phagocyte Workshop held in Budapest, Hungary. A number of outstanding speakers from the field of leukocyte biology at different stages of their career attended the workshop. Additionally, a lot of junior scientists had the opportunity of presenting their research as early carrier talks and posters during the workshop.

Around 100 scientists from USA, EU and Asia interested in phagocytes attended the workshop.

‘Phagocytes’ are the prime cell types accumulating because of their biology as scavenger cells the highest doses of inhaled nanomaterials and are this of particular relevance for respiratory toxicology. Tobias Stöger, from HMGU, had an oral presentation in the session “Macrophages” on Fr. 22.03.2024. Under the title ”Macrophage dynamics during nanoparticle triggered lung inflammation revealed by single cell transcriptomics in mice”, his talk summarised the outcome of a mouse exposure study conducted within the HARMLESS project and applying single cell RNA sequencing to detect material specific cellular perturbation pattern for carbon-based nanomaterials.

Some impressions of the event:

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