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.
We keep all our members up to date via a mailbase and advise new members to join the contact list. Join our contact list.
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
Viewing the complement therapeutics landscape from a small mountain
Dr Mark Murphy, Idorsia, Basel, Switzerland
- Thursday 14 February 2019
Asel Sartbaeva, University of Bath, UK
- Thursday 14 March 2019
TBC – Immunometabolism affinity group tie-up
- 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
- June 2019
Mini-symposia and AGM meeting – Northumberland (organised by Dr Steven O’Reilly and Dr Hannah Walden)
- Chair: Amy Anderson (Newcastle)
- Secretary: Kevin Marchbank (Newcastle)
- Treasurer: Andy Knight (Newcastle)
- Journal Club Rep: Karin Engelhardt (Newcastle)
- Communications: Nicola Maney (Newcastle)
- Northumbria Rep: Steven O'Reilly (Northumbria)
- Durham Rep: Adam Benham (Durham)
- Sunderland Rep: Graeme O’Boyle (Sunderland)
- Student Rep: Gemma Vidal-Pedrola (Newcastle)
- Student Rep: Nathan Simpson (Newcastle)
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.