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BSI Immunology North East

Immunology North East is a Regional Group of the British Society for Immunology. We aim to promote discussion and collaboration between all those interested in immunology in the North East of England.  Our members are largely based at one of many universities and hospitals of the region. We organise a monthly seminar programme (term-time) with presentations from national and international invited speakers on all aspects of immunology.  These seminars are a fantastic opportunity to hear from and meet many renouned immunologists.  Tailored to suit a broad audience, students and staff find them highly informative and educational. 

Our drive to promote interaction and educate immunologists continues with Journal Club. INE Journal Club is a monthly lunchtime event based at Newcastle University but is open to any INE member.  Each month researchers analyse and discuss a journal article of their choice, stimulating friendly discussion and the informal development of analytical skills. We are always looking for volunteers to present and would love to hear from anyone who would like to join in.       

Now you can keep up to date with Immunology North East via Facebook and Twitter.

Seminar programme for 2024

Unless otherwise stated, seminars usually begin at 4pm.

24 January 2024 
Dr Clare Bennett (UCL) 
Convergent evolution of monocyte differentiation in adult skin permits repair of the Langerhans cell network

8 February 2024
Dr Michele Mishto (King's College London) 
Identification and Immunogenicity of noncanonical epitopes

29 February 2024 
Professor Vicky Cowling (Glasgow University)
Targeting the RNA cap in T cells 

14 March 2024 
Professor Jacques Neefjes (Leiden University)
Alternative utilities for MHC class I molecules and complex transport routes

April 2024 TBC

16 May 2024 
Professor Mark Howarth (Cambridge University)
Bacterial superglues to tickle the immune system against infectious disease and cancer
Joint with NUSynBio network

June 2024 TBC

Careers events 2024

1 February 2024 
Dr Georgie Wilkins, Research Associate (NIHR Innovation Observatory) Dr Amy Mawdesley, Account Manager (Newcells Biotech Ltd)

15 February 2024 
Dr Matthew Gallon, European Patent Attorney (D Young & Co LLP) Professor Jonathan Higgins, Director of Non Clinical Fellowships (Newcastle University)

28 March 2024 
Dr Ciaron McAnulty, Clinical Scientist (NHS Newcastle Genetics Laboratory) Lizzie Withington, Company Creation Manager (Newcastle University)

11 April 2024 
Dr Simone Cuff, Research Integrity Investigator (Frontiers Media) Dr Saimir Luli, Imaging Facility Manager (Newcastle University)

9 May 2024 
Dr Lee Booty, Scientific Investigator (GSK) Shalmali Deshpande, Technical Analyst (NICE)

June 2024 TBC

Journal club

Immunology North East run a lively journal club, which meets once a month. 

Please contact: Karin Engelhardt for further details on venue and the details of which paper is up for discussion on any given date.