The Research Day is entirely organized by the Trainee Committee of the IDIGH Program.

Keynote Speaker

Hideki Ueno, MD, PhD

Department of Immunology
Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University

With more than 15 years experience in human immunology, Dr. Ueno’s research focuses on the human adaptive immune system –  the major immunological protection mechanism in charge of generation and maintenance of antigen-specific immune responses. The major research topic in the past decade in the Dr. Ueno Laboratory has been the biology of human T follicular helper (Tfh) cells, a CD4+ T cell subset fundamental for the generation of antibody responses. His laboratory has identified functionally distinct subsets within blood circulating Tfh cells in humans. This seminal work has been cited more than 600 times. This work has led to their identification of cTfh1 cells in charge of antibody responses following seasonal influenza vaccination. The Dr. Ueno laboratory also identified multiple key factors and pathways promoting the differentiation of human Tfh cells, including the IL-12-STAT4 axis.



The 2021 virtual IDIGH Research Day led by the RIIGHT trainee committee was a great success! The event included poster and oral presentations. We were honoured to have keynote speaker Dr. Hideki Ueno from the Graduate School of Medicine University in Kyoto Japan present his research on T follicular helper cell subsets in humans and their role in infectious disease. Congratulations to the trainee committee VPs Tho-Alfakar Al-Aubodah and Roman Istomine on organizing this successful event! For more photos click here.