Advanced concepts in neuroimmunology: from environmental stressors to neurological disorders

November 24, 2022

Strasbourg (France)


Environmental stressors, such as psychological pressure or pathogens, are suspected to play a role in triggering or favouring neurological disorders. This deleterious effect may even affect the offspring under some conditions. Both the host microbiota and nerve afferents are able to mediate the effects on such environmental stressors on the brain.

A workshop entitled « Advanced concepts in neuroimmunology: from environmental stressors to neurological disorders »  will take place on the 24th of November in Strasbourg. It will address the (patho)physiological neuroimmune mechanisms triggered under the effect of some environmental stressors.


9 :00      Vincent Lelievre PhD, HDR PR Université de Strasbourg, CNRS UPR3212

Opening & Introduction


9:15       Jean Eric Ghia  PhD, HDR, PR , University of Manitoba, Canada

Brain gut axis in gut inflammation: From cutting to stimulating

10 :00    Sara Morley Fletcher PhD, HDR, PR, université de Lille, CNRS UMR8576

Programming of long term disease by maternal stress and reversal by oxytocin


10:45 -11:00 Coffee break


11 :00 Pasquale Calabrese Prof. Dr. rer. nat. et med. habil. Neuropsychology, Behavioural Neurology Unit, University of Basel,  Switzerland

Stress and the Social brain

11:45     Yossan-Var Tan PhD, HDR, MCF Université de Rouen, Inserm U905

Decoding the interaction between the immune and nervous systems : murine models of multiple sclerosis, AAV and P2X7 receptors


12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break


14 :00 Nathalie Boulanger, PharmD, PhD, HDR, MCF Université de Strasbourg, UR7290

Lyme borreliosis: which role of the nervous system and the immunity in the transmission of Borrelia ?

14:45: Benjamin Lelouvier, PhD, Vaiomer Inc

Tissue microbiota analysis for pathogen identification and skin microbiome alteration assessment after tick bite


15:30-15 :45 Coffee Break


15:45 Sylvie Claeyssen PhD, HDR, CR, Université de Montpellier, IGF

Therapeutic prospects for Alzheimer’s disease: from anti-amyloids to microbiota

16:30  Wojciech Krezel, PhD, HDR Université de Strasbourg IGBMC

Indirect role of RXR signaling in regenerative oligodendrogenesis


17:15 Conclusion & Acknowledgments


Nov. 24th, 2022

Le nouveau patio

20A Rue René Descartes

67000 Strasbourg


Neurex workshops are part of the cycle B5 of the University of Basel. They allow students to gain Credit Points from attending workshops/meetings.

This specific workshop will give rise to the attribution of 0.5 CP.

Important: Full rules & how to proceed available here.