Programme

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Thursday 29 April 2021

09:45 - 10:00
Introduction to the course
Andrea Romano, The Netherlands
Jacek Malejczyk, Poland

10:00 - 11:00
Session 1: Endometrium and stem cells
Chairs
Martin Götte, Germany
Jacek Malejczyk, Poland
10:00 - 10:20
Single cell transcriptomic atlas of the human endometrium during the menstrual cycle
Carlos Simón, Spain
10:20 - 10:40
Endometrial epithelial progenitor cells and their role in endometrial regeneration and in endometrial proliferative disease
Dharani Hapangama, United Kingdom
10:40 - 11:00
Discussion

11:00 - 11:20
Coffee Break

11:20 - 12:20
Session 2: Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in endometrium and endometriosis
Chairs
Andrea Romano, The Netherlands
Antonio Simone Laganà, Italy
11:20 - 11:40
Mechanisms of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition
Martin Götte, Germany
11:40 - 12:00
Markers of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and cell stemness in endometriosis
Jacek Malejczyk, Poland
12:00 - 12:20
Discussion

12:20 - 13:20
Lunch Break

13:20 - 14:30
Session 3: Immunology of endometrium
Chairs
Carla Tomassetti, Belgium
Sam Schoenmakers, The Netherlands
13:20 - 13:50
Macrophages in the endometrium and endometriosis
Erin Greaves, United Kingdom
13:50 - 14:10
Immune system in the normal endometrium and decidua
Ashley Moffett, United Kingdom
14:10 - 14:30
Discussion

14:30 - 14:50
Coffee break

14:50 - 16:00
Session 4: Microbiome
Chairs
Dharani Hapangama, United Kingdom
Arne Vanhie, Belgium
14:50 - 15:10
Methodologies, challenges pitfalls and potentials in microbiome research
Sara Vieira-Silva, Belgium
15:10 - 15:30
The endometrial microbiome
Sam Schoenmakers, The Netherlands
15:30 - 15:50
Discussion
15:50 - 16:00
Closing Remarks
Jacek Malejczyk, Poland