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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.       

We keep all our members up to date via a mailbase and advise new members to join the contact list. Join our contact list.

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

Seminar programme for 2021/22

Unless other stated, seminars usually begin at 4pm and are being hosted virtually via Zoom until further notice.

  • Thursday 23 September 2021
“Design and delivery of genome engineered T cell therapeutics”
Prof Waseem Qasim, UCL, Great Ormond St. Institute of Child Health 
Hosted by Antony Antoniou via Zoom
  • Wednesday 27 October 2021
"A role for Innate and Adaptive Immunity to Malassezia yeast in Crohn’s Disease?"
Prof David Underhill, Cedars-Sinai, LA, USA
Hosted by Antony Antoniou via Zoom
  • Thursday 18 November 2021
"Somatic mutations in (non-malignant) immune-mediated diseases"
Prof Satu Mustjoki, University of Helsinki, Finland 
Hosted by Matt Collin via Zoom
  • Thursday 16 December 2021
“Targeting activating KIR for cancer immunotherapy”
Prof Salim Khakoo, University of Southampton, UK
Hosted by Antony Antoniou via Zoom


  • Thursday 20 January 2022
“Synovial tissue microenvironment imbalance and polyfunctional T cell responses co-act to drive pathology in Rheumatoid Arthritis”  
Dr Achilleas Floudas, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland 
Hosted by Andy Knight


  • Thursday 24 February 2022  
“Extracellular vesicles. Are they immunoactive and can they help us detect cancer antigens?”
Prof Simon Powis, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK


  • Thursday 17 March 2022
“Understanding the role of T helper cells during asthmatic inflammation”
Dr Chris Tibbitt, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden


  • Thursday 21 April 2022
“Combining computational modelling, structural biology and biochemistry to understand Antigen processing”
Prof Tim Elliott, Oxford University, UK


  • Thursday 19 May 2022
“Factor H family proteins as modulators of complement activation for good and bad”
Prof Mihály Józsi, Dept. Immunology, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Hosted by Kevin Marchbank


  • Thursday 23 June - Newcastle University
Details to be confirmed

Journal club

Immunology North East run a lively journal club, which meets once a month.  The dates for 2018-2019 are below:

  • Thursday 21 November 2019
  • Thursday 19 December 2019
  • Thursday 23 January 2020
  • Thursday 27 February 2020
  • Thursday 26 March 2020
  • Thursday 30 April 2020
  • Thursday 21 May 2020
  • Thursday 18 June 2020
  • Thursday 16 July 2020

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


Corporate support

The BSI and the BSI's North East Immunology Group would like to thank Miltenyi Biotec, whose continuous support of the BSI Regional and Affinity Groups enables us to undertake our work.


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