Program

We have designed a comprehensive scientific program for you, with speakers long experienced in the field and those who entered more recently with great enthusiasm and pizazz.

Submit your abstract! We kept many slots for talks from selected abstracts as well.

Our topics range from AHR structure to its signaling pathways, to its physiological role(s) in immunity and many organs, and finally to AHR-related diseases and AHR’s therapeutic potential.


  • 1 Keynote
  • 22 Invited speakers
  • 18 speakers selected from abstracts
  • Poster sessions
  • 1 Plenary Talk

June, 12

Wednesday
  • 16:00 - 17:30   Registration Desk Open
  • 17:30 - 18:30   Welcome & Introduction, Keynote Lecture
  • 18:30 - 21:00    Welcome Reception

June, 13

Thursday
  • 8:00 - 9:00    Registration Desk Open
  • 8:00 - 10:40    Molecular facets of AHR signaling
  • 8:00 - 10:40    Coffee Break
  • 11:00 - 12:40    AHR in cancer & aging I
  • 12:40 - 14:10    Lunch & Poster session
  • 14:10 - 15:50    AHR in barrier organs
  • 15:50 - 16:40    Coffee & Poster
  • 16:40 - 18:00    AHR ligands: Therapeutic approaches
  • Free Evening - Explore Düsseldorf!

June, 14

Friday
  • 8:00 - 9:00    Registration Desk Open
  • 9:00 - 10:40    AHR ligands: Adverse health effects
  • 10:40 - 11:00    Coffee Break
  • 11:00 - 12:40    AHR in immunity I
  • 12:40 - 14:10    Lunch & Poster session
  • 14:10 - 15:30    AHR-related PAS proteins
  • 15:30 - 16:20    Coffee & Poster
  • 16:20 - 17:10    Plenary Talk
  • 19:00    Socal Evening - Neandertalmuseum

June, 15

Saturday
  • 8:00 - 9:00    Registration Desk Open
  • 9:00 - 10:05    AHR in Immunity II
  • 10:05 - 11:05    AHR: Mixed pickles ("Emerging Research Frontiers")
  • 11:05 - 11:25    Coffee Break
  • 11:25 - 12:45    AHR in cancer & aging II
  • 12:45 - 13:15    Award Ceremony & Farewell

Note: program may be subject to alterations

Confirmed speakers

Christopher A. Bradfield
Madison, WI, USA

J. Gray Camp
Basel, Switzerland

Rachel Clark
Boston, MA, USA

Xavier Coumoul
Paris, France

Zdeněk Dvořák
Olomouc, Czech Republic

Sonja Faßbender
Düsseldorf, Germany

Bo Huang
Beijing, China

B. Paige Lawrence
Rochester, NY, USA

Gabriele Leder
Berlin, Germany

Chih-Hung Lee
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Tracy McGaha
Toronto, Canada

Pedro Moura-Alves
Porto, Portugal

Caspar Ohnmacht
Munich, Germany

Christiane Opitz
Heidelberg, Germany

Johan Øvrevik
Oslo, Norway

Gary Perdew
University Park, PA, USA

Francisco Quintana
Boston, MA, USA

David Sherr
Boston, MA, USA

Harry Sokol
Paris, France

Brigitta Stockinger
London, UK

Thomas Tüting
Magdeburg, Germany

Christoph F. Vogel
Davis, CA, USA

Heike Weighardt
Bonn, Germany

Casey Wright
Galveston, TX, USA

Social events

Our social gathering will unite individuals intrigued by the evolution of our species and take them to the remarkable and picturesque Neandertal museum, situated near the valley where Homo neandertaliensis remains were unearthed.

You will get a guided tour of the museum, which opens just for us, followed by a relaxed flying buffet dinner or an barbecue outdoors depending on the weather.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets include transportation as well. Reserve your space when you register, as the number of places is limited.

For more info about the museum you can visit their website.

Alternatively, some might prefer to accompany our young scouts for a delightful exploration of Düsseldorf along the scenic banks of the Rhine River, renowned for its historic town and vibrant beer bars.