Winter Class on T-cell Dynamics

March 11 & 12, 2019 at Utrecht University, The Netherlands

This Winter Class was organised by the PhD Programme Computational Life Sciences of the Graduate School of Life Sciences and the Centre for Complex System Studies at Utrecht University


The Winter School 2019 on T-cell dynamics is aimed at PhD students working on theoretical approaches in T-cell immunology. Statistical and mathematical models often go hand in hand with experiments to greatly increase our understanding of T-cell dynamics. Owing to their quantitative success and their predictive power, mathematical models have become of great importance in the area of immunology. This Winter School will provide an informal and relaxed atmosphere to not only share and discuss current work and experiences, but also pitfalls with peers and experts in the field of theoretical immunology.

We encourage participants of the Winter School to submit abstracts for presenting a poster on, for example, the following topics:

  • Generation and maintenance of T-cell repertoires
  • Regulation of T-cell differentiation and plasticity
  • Changes and adaptation of the immune response with age
  • Tracking of T-cell migration
  • Antigen specificity of T-cells

To promote interaction and discussions, attendance is limited to 25 people.

Confirmed speakers

  • Becca Asquith (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Jose Borghans (University Medical Center Utrecht, NL)
  • Thierry Mora (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, FR)
  • Daniel Speiser (Université de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Johannes Textor (Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL)


In an informal setting, experts in the field of T-cell dynamics will talk about their recent work on T cells. On both days there will be an interactive programme in the afternoon, with paper discussions, hands-on sessions and poster presentations of participants. Monday March 11 the programme will start around 9:30 and last until 18:30, Tuesday March 12 will start at 9:00 and close around 17:00.


We think this Winter Class will be interesting for PhD students working on T cells and with a background in Theoretical or Computational Biology. However, experimentalists that want to dive deeper into the subject of modelling, are welcome as well.


Attending this two day Winter Class is free of charge and includes lunch on both days.

Maximum number of participants



Arpit Swain, Juliane Schröter and Peter de Greef, on behalf of the PhD Programme Computational Life Sciences of the Graduate School of Life Sciences and the Centre for Complex System Studies at Utrecht University.


The Winter Class is fully booked, registration is no longer possible.

Programme (PDF)

If you have further questions, please contact Peter de Greef (p.c.degreef (AT) .

How to get there

From Utrecht Central Station, take bus 12 or 28 in the direction of Utrecht Science Park - De Uithof. Get off at the bus stop Botanische Tuinen (bus 28) or Padualaan (bus 12), from where the Minnaert Building can be seen: the red building with in large, metallic letters "Minnaert" written before the main entrance. Enther the building via the main entrance, after which you go up the stairs, pass the large hall and follow the signs to room 4.16.