In Vivo Immunology

Regulatory Processes during Lymphopoiesis and Immunopoiesis

  • E. Heinen
  • M. P. Defresne
  • J. Boniver
  • V. Geenen

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 355)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Positive and Negative Selection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xiii-xiii
    2. Johanne Deman, Chantal Humblet, Marie Thérèse Martin, Jacques Boniver, Marie Paule Defresne
      Pages 1-7
    3. Sabine Thaon, Jean-François Quaranta, Daniel Régnier
      Pages 9-13
    4. Vincent Geenen, Henri Martens, Eric Vandersmissen, Ouafae Kecha, Abdellah Benhida, Nadine Cormann-Goffin et al.
      Pages 21-26
    5. Magda De Smedt, Georges Leclercq, Bart Vandekerckhove, Jean Plum
      Pages 27-31
    6. Thierry Defrance, Chantal Lagresle
      Pages 33-38
    7. René van Ommen, Huub F. J. Savelkoul
      Pages 39-43
    8. Maryse Brait, Marion Ryelandt, Jamila Ismaili, Robert Miller, Georgette Vansantem, Roy Riblet et al.
      Pages 45-49
  3. Nonlymphoid Effector and Regulatory Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Ellis Barbé, Ed A. Döpp, Jan G. M. C. Damoiseaux, Timo K. van den Berg, Christien D. Dijkstra
      Pages 57-61
    3. Erna van Wilsem, Ingrid van Hoogstraten, John Brevé, Yaved Zaman, Georg Kraal
      Pages 63-67
    4. E. F. Potworowski, C. Beauchemin, D. Flipo, M. Fournier
      Pages 87-91
    5. Véronique Taupin, Sylvie Toulmond, Jesus Benavides, Jean Gogusev, Béatrice Descamps-Latscha, Flora Zavala
      Pages 101-105

About this book


The 11th International Conference on Lymphoid Tissues and Immune Reactions was held in Spa-Liege (Belgium), from 4 to 8 July 1993. The regular devotees refer to these conferences as the "Germinal Centre Conferences or GCC". In the 1960s, the germinal centres were the subject of such considerable study and speculation that a group of dynamic people decided to devote an international conference centered on that topic. This led to the fIrst GCC organized in Bern in 1966. Following the success of this initial meeting, further sessions have been organized at regular intervals and, over the years, the scope of the GCC has been broadened. Nowadays, the GCC conferences are dedicated to in vivo immunology and deal mainly with cellular, functional and molecular aspects of the lymphoid system. The credo of these conferences is "in vivo veritas," implying that the sole investigation of components (like molecules or cell populations) only gives a partial truth. Ultimately, the components have to be explored in their global context in order to see how they interact with other parts and how they are integrated as a whole to ensure the homeostasis of the immune system. In 1966, the GCC lasted 3 days and included 57 contributions "which were discussed at length. " The present conference lasted 4 days and accommodated 2 honorary lectures, 80 free papers and 209 poster presentations. Out of those presentations, a selection was performed by the Chairpersons to compose the present volume.


cell immune system immunology molecular aspects population system tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Heinen
    • 1
  • M. P. Defresne
    • 1
  • J. Boniver
    • 1
  • V. Geenen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LiègeLiègeBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6062-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2492-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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