European Mast Cell and
Basophil Research Network

Joint EMBRN – EHRS webinar on Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

Dear EMBRN community,

We are pleased to invite you to the Joint EMBRN – EHRS webinar that will take place at 14.30-16.00 CEST (Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Milano), on Wednesday, May 31st, 2023.
(European Mast Cell and Basophil Research Network and European Histamine Research Society)


5’ Welcome and brief presentation of the two societies

Prof. Francesca Levi-Schaffer, EMBRN President, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Prof. Ekaterina Tiligada, EHRS President, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

15’ EHRS senior talk (moderator: E. Tiligada)

Histamine in immunomodulation

Dr. rer. Nat. Susanne Mommert, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany

15’ EMBRN senior talk (moderator: F. Levi-Schaffer)

Immunoregulatory roles of basophils

Dr Nicolas Charles, Research Director, Inserm UMRS1149 – CNRS ERL8252, Paris, France

10’ Q&A for the two senior talks (moderator: E. Tiligada and F. Levi-Schaffer)

15’ EHRS Early Career Researcher talk (moderator: E. Tiligada)

Macrophages produce histamine through the interaction with antigen specific Th2 cells

Dr Naruhito Iwasaki, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine,Nagoya, Japan

28’ 4 selected EMBRN abstracts (5 min presentation, 2 min Q&A each) (moderator: J. Vitte)

Yanru Guo et al, Barcelona, Spain. MRGPRX2 signaling involves Lysyl-tRNA synthetase and MITF pathway.

Caterina Trevisan et al, Udine, Italy. Characterization of the crosstalk between mast cells and intestinal tumoral organoids.

Maram Bawazir et al, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Inhibition of MRGPRX2 but not FcεRI or MrgprB2-mediated mast cell degranulation by a small molecule inverse receptor agonist.

Pier Giorgio Puzzovio, Anastasia Aben Sour et al, Jerusalem, Israel. CD300a Regulates both Mast Cells and Macrophages Functionality in Mouse Allergic Inflammation.

2’ Brief summary and farewell


The EMBRN General Assembly will follow shortly after the end of the webinar (16.10 CEST). Non-members are kindly requested to disconnect following the end of the webinar.

Kind regards,

On behalf of the EMBRN Council

the EMBRN Communication Officer
Joana Vitte


Joint EMBRN – EHRS webinar - recording

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