The Ulster Immunology Group (UIG) is a Regional Affiliate of the British Society for Immunology (BSI). Its objective is to provide a forum for scientists in Northern Ireland to foster common interests in the broad area of immunology. UIG is led by a small active committee that organises a monthly seminar series, periodic ad hoc symposia and annual student prizes honouring the best graduates in immunology from both Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster.
The seminar series implicates local, national and international scientists invited to share their research with our members. Periodic ad hoc symposia are organised in collaboration with BSI depending on available funding. Symposium topics are selected on the basis of areas of interest to as wide a range of scientists as possible. The annual student prizes are presented to the best graduates with immunology components in their degrees. The UIG also maintains close relations with the Irish Society for Immunology, which involves collaborating on annual ISI symposia and research collaboration between our members. Individuals with interest in immunology are warmly welcome to join. Ideas for future activities are also welcome and should be forwarded to the UIG Secretary.
Ulster Immunology Group Prize Ceremony
The UIG will host the 2018 UIG prize ceremony for the two best students in immunology in Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University on 18 June 2018 at Ulster University Coleraine. The 2018 UIG student prize is sponsored by Miltenyi Biotec and will be presented by Dr Silvia Merger, University College Cork, who will give this year's Annual Prize Lecture on 'An insight into the diet microbiota-immune interaction in animal models of colitis and colitis-associated cancer'. The event is hosted by Dr Philip Allsopp and Dr Emeir McSorley, UU.
Monthly seminar series
Venue: Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Lecture Hall, Basement
President: Denise Fitzgerald
Secretary: Karim Dib
Treasurer: Yvonne Dombrowski
Website officer: Emeir McSorley
Member: Philip Allsopp
Member: Louise Cosby
Member: Rebecca Ingram
Member: Michael McMenamy
Member: Ultan Power
Member: Bettina Schock
Member: Heping Xu