Human ILCs Presentation Title TBD

Hergen Spits

Professor, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Brief Bio I graduated in medical Sciences in 1983 at the University of Amsterdam. After a brief postdoctoral period at the Netherland Cancer Institute (NKI) I worked from 1985 through 1992 for Schering Plough, in Dardilly France and in Palo Alto CA at DNAX research institute. At Schering Plough I worked on the role of cytokines in human T cells differentiation. In 1993 I returned to the NKI in Amsterdam where I was senior staff scientist and from 2000 head of the department of Immunology. In 2002 I moved to the Academic Medical Center (AMC) at the university of Amsterdam. At the NKI and AMC I worked on the mechanisms of development of human lymphocytes and on developing a human immune system mouse model. From 2006 till July 2009 I was senior director at the department of Immunology at the biotech company Genentech. I returned in July 2009 to the AMC. My current research focuses on the functions of Th22 cells, lymphoid tissue inducer cells and B cells in the mucosal immunity.