The BSI's Immunometabolism Affinity Group aims to bring together scientists interested in the metabolic processes underpinning the immune response. Our inaugural meeting is 'Fuelling the immune response: UK immunometabolism meeting 2019' took place on 14-15 March 2019 in Newcastle, UK.
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Immunometabolism committee members
Below you can find more information about our committee. We're always keen to hear from immunologists working on immunometabolism, so please do get in touch.
Sarah Dimeloe, Secretary
Sarah trained as a clinical pharmacist before completing a PhD in Immunology at King’s College London in 2012. Sarah then worked as a postdoc in Basel, Switzerland where she became interested in how different metabolic processes underpin the functionality of immune cells. She is now based at the University of Birmingham, where her lab investigates the metabolism and interlinked immune function of human T lymphocytes in health and disease.
Adam completed his undergraduate studies and PhD in Dublin, before postdoctoral training at Northwestern University, Chicago and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford. Adam is now a Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. His research focuses on the role of airway macrophages in chronic lung diseases such as asthma and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Laura Pallett, Co-Chair
Laura has a BSc in Medical Biochemistry from The University of Manchester and completed her PhD at University College London in 2014. Laura is currently a Senior Research Fellow at UCL in Professor Mala Maini’s lab with research interests in tissue-residency and immunometabolism, with the aim of understanding mechanisms of immune dysfunction in the context of chronic hepatitis B infection. She is also an Early Career Representative on the BSI's Forum.
Anna Schurich, Treasurer
Anna completed her BSc in Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, followed by a PhD in Biomedicine at the University of Bonn, Germany. Anna then worked as a postdoc in Mala Maini’s lab at University College London. She is now a lecturer at King’s College London investigating the interplay of cellular metabolism with function and exhaustion of effector T cells in human disease.
Linda Sinclair, Co-Chair
Linda is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Dundee, working with Professor Doreen Cantrell. Linda’s research focuses on nutrient transport and sensing by immune cells and metabolic control of the immune response.