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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. Seminars usually begin at 4.00pm in Room 2.21 in the Research Beehive of Newcastle University, with refreshments available from 3.30pm. Members, particularly students, are invited to join the speaker for dinner after the talk.

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.       

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Seminar programme for 2018/19

Unless other stated, seminars usually begin at 16:00 in Room 2.21 in the Research Beehive of Newcastle University, with refreshments available from 15:30.

  • Thursday 27 September 2018 

New roles for post-translational protein damage in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis
Dr Sander van Kasteren, Leiden University

  •  Thursday 18 October 2018 

TBC - trafficking on immune cells in health and disease 
Dr Jessica Strid, Imperial College London

  • Thursday 15 November 2018 

The transcriptional regulation of mucosal tolerance
Prof Graham Lord, King’s College London

  • Thursday 13 December 2018 

The role of the circadian clock in regulating chronic inflammation
Dr Julie Gibbs, The University of Manchester 

  • Thursday 15 January 2019 

Memory CD4+ T cells develop unique IL-6 cytokine responsiveness due to epigenetic suppression of STAT1 activation
Dr Jason Twohig, Cardiff University 

  • Thursday 14 February 2019 

Vaccines in cages: the future of vaccine transport
Dr Asel Sartbaeva, University of Bath, UK

  • Wednesday 13 March 2019 

Metabolic regulation of Natural Killer cell anti-tumour responses
Dr David Finlay, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

  • Monday 1 April 2019 – 13:00, (Baddiley-Clark) 

Dr Helen McGettrick, University of Birmingham, UK

  • Thursday 16 May 2019 

A main course of CAR-T cells with some minor H Ags on the side
Prof Tuna Mutis, VUMC, Netherlands

  • Friday 7 June 2019

Mini-symposia and AGM meeting – Northumberland (organised by Dr Steven O’Reilly and Dr Hannah Walden). Invited speaker: Prof Andreas Ramming, Erlangen, Germany

Journal club

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

  • Thursday 11 October 2018
  • Thursday 8 November 2018
  • Thursday 6 December 2018
  • Thursday 10 January 2019
  • Thursday 7 February 2019
  • Thursday 7 March 2019
  • Thursday 4 April 2019
  • Thursday 9 May 2019
  • Thursday 13 June 2019
  • Thursday 11 July 2019

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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