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Representatives of the Faculty of Medicine participated in the 5th European Congress of Immunologists in Amsterdam

The Congress of the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) was held in Amsterdam (Netherlands) at the modern congress center “Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Center” on 2-5 September 2018. The European Congress of Immunologists in 2018 is one of the largest immunology congresses in the world with more than 3,000 participants.

The scientific program has been focused on five major areas of immunology: 1. Immune Development and Differentiation, 2. Tumor Immunology and Therapy, 3. Autoimmunity, Allergy and Transplantation, 4. Infection and Microbiological Immune Regulation, and 5. Immune-Economics – Technological Progress and Processing of Large Number of Data ‘.

New guidelines were promoted at the Congress. There were more than 300 expert sessions and more than 2,500 abstracts that contributed to the advancement of immunology around the world.

Two doctors of medicine and one doctor of dentistry, whose papers are parts of their PhDs, and one student of basic medical studies who presented the student’s scientific work represented the University of East Sarajevo, Faculty of Medicine in Foca. All participants work at the Center for Biomedical Sciences, the Laboratory of Immunology and Cell Biology. The Congress was attended by the head of the third cycle of studies and the Center for Biomedical Science, academician Prof. Dr Miodrag Colic, together with a lecturer at the third cycle of studies Dr Sergej Tomic, Ph.D. The participants of the Congress were:

Academician Prof. Dr Miodrag Colic

Dr Sergej Tomic, Ph.D.

Assistant Dr Bojan Joksimovic

Assistant Dr Milos Vasiljevic

Assistant in teaching Dr Marina Milinkovic

Student Petar Vidovic

Four papers were accepted for the presentation at the Congress:

  1. Prostaglanin-E2 potentiate the suppressive functions of human GM-CSF/IL-6-induced myeloid-derived suppressor cells in vitro.

Joksimovic1, M. Bekic2, M. Vasiljevic1, M. Milanovic3, D. Vucevic3, S. Tomic2, M. Colic,1,2,3.

1Medical Faculty Foca, University of East Sarajevo, Foca, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2Institute for the Application of Nuclear Energy, Belgrade, Serbia, 3Medical Faculty of the Military Medical Academy, University of Defence, Belgrade, Serbia.

  1. Immunomodulatory properties of cellulose nanocrystals depend on their functionalization

Vasiljevic1, M. Bekic2, B. Joksimovic1, D. Mihajlovic3, M. Milanovic3, I. Majstorovic3, D. Vucevic3, S. Tomic2, M. Colic1,2,3.

1Medical Faculty Foca, University of East Sarajevo, Foca, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2Institute for the Application of Nuclear Energy, Belgrade, Serbia, 3Medical Faculty of the Military Medical Academy, University of Defence, Belgrade, Serbia. 

  1. Mesenchymal stem cells from healthy human gingiva produce lower levels of IL-6 compared to their counterpart from chronic periodontitis

Milinković1, M. Markovic2, I. Majstorovic2, M. Milanovic2, S. Zečević1, S. Todorovic1, M. Colic1,2,3.

1University of East Sarajevo, Medical Faculty Foca, R.Srpska, BiH, Foca, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2University od Defence in Belgrade, Medical Faculty of the Military Medical Academy, Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia, 3Institute for Application of Nuclear Energy, Belgrade, Serbi, Belgrade, Serbia.

  1. Modulation of Th17 response in cultures of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells

Vidović1, S. Tomić3, M. Bekić3, M. Milanovic2, S. Rakočević1, D. Vučević2, M. Čolić1,2,3 1University of East Sarajevo, Medical Faculty in Foca, Foča, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2University of Defense in Belgrade, Medical Faculty of the Military Medical Academy, Belgrade, Serbia, 3Institute for Application of Nuclear Energy, Belgrade, Serbia.