On January 27-28, 2020 the Immune-Image consortium got together in Amsterdam to officially kick-off the project! The kick-off meeting was the first time that all consortium partners met to share knowledge, discuss the workplan for upcoming years and align partner synergies to successfully achieve Immune-Image objectives. The meeting was hosted by Bert Windhorst, Immune-Image Coordinator, in Amsterdam.
The kick-off meeting was a great success, with two days full of stimulating scientific discussions and time to get to know each other. During the first day, all organisations presented in front of the rest of participants, with special focus on their contributions and potential collaborations within Immune-Image. In the afternoon, we visited the brand new VUmc Imaging Center, a unique center that will be extensively used during Immune-Image. At the end of the day, all partners headed to the centre of Amsterdam to enjoy a fantastic dinner and a team activity. We all had a lot of fun!
During the second day, there were presentations from all the work packages to define scientific plans, working procedures and collaborations to achieve the scope of the project: generating a sustainable and flexible platform for immune cell imaging.
After these two fruitful days, all Immune-Image partners will now focus on progressing their tasks and cooperate regularly within and beyond their work packages. The 22 organisations of Immune-Image will develop and implement tools, methods and protocols that will allow to obtain detailed information of patients’ immune response, enabling personalized immunotherapies with the selection of the right treatment for the right patient and the right time.