September 7 – 10, 2008, Belgrade

Inflammation at the Interface of Innate and Acquired Immunity



Having in mind heterogeneity of the participants at this meeting and in order to facilitate informal contacts between students and faculty, we provide full addresses, picture and short biosketches of the invited speakers.  More information including references may be found on the Conference Website as well as at the institutional or personal websites of the speakers.

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                   Dr Mario Abinun

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Paediatric Immunology, Institute of Cellular Medicine
Children's BMT Unit Ward 23
Newcastle General Hospital Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE
Phone:+44-191-2563735, Fax: +44-191-2730183

Dr Abinun obtained his MD from University of Sarajevo, PhD from University of Belgrade and postgraduate training from University of London.  His research interests include Primary Immunodeficiencies (PID), Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) and Paediatric Rheumatology/Autoimmune Disorders


                   Professor Nebojsa Arsenijevic

Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Faculty of Medicine, University of Kragujevac, Serbia

Professor Arsenijevic obtained his M.D and PhD degrees from University of Belgrade and moved back to is native Kragujevac where he was appointed through ranks of Assistant Professor to Associate and Full Professor. His research interest is in cancer immunology. In 2002 he obtained an MS degree from International Center for Health Management at the “Sapience” University in Rome. He is Dean of the Medical School from year 2005.


                  Dr Vladimir P. Badovinac

Department of Microbiology
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
Phone: 001-319-384 2930

Dr Badovinac received his Ph.D. degree working in the laboratory of Marija Mostarica Stojkovic (University of Belgrade, Serbia), and did postdoctoral work with John T. Harty (University of Iowa, USA). He is currently an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Iowa. His research focuses on antigen-specific CD8+ T-cell homeostasis after infections and/or vaccinations.


                  Prof. Miodrag Colic

Corresponding Member, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Head, Experimental Medicine
Medical Military Academy, Belgrade
E-mail: vmaimi@EUnet.yu

Professor Colic obtained his MD and PhD degree from University of Belgrade.  In the last decade he established a highly active research group at the Medical Military Academy.  His main research interests are in physiology and Pathophysiology of dendritic cells and more recently in the immunopathogenesis of Periapical lesions.


                  Professor Ratko Djukanovic

Professor in Medicine and Head of the Inflammatory Cell Biology Group
Division of Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology
University of Southampton School of Medicine
Mailpoint 810, Level F, South Block
Southampton General Hospital
Southampton SO16 6YD,United Kingdom
Tel: +44 2380 794195/Fax: +44 2380 777996

Ratko Djukanovic is Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician, Director of the Division of Infection Inflammation and Repair and Director of the Southampton Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit.(NIHR BRU). His own translational research is conducted within the Inflammatory Cell Biology Group of which he is the head. The basic research studies in Professor Djukanovic's group have led to a better understanding of mechanisms of T cell recruitment (requirement of co-stimulatory molecules and NFkappaB), chemotaxis and survival of eosinophils and neutrophils and the close communication between epithelial cells and inflammatory cells.


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Supported by Medical Faculty University of Kragujevac