Welcome to the pages for Immunology in the West Midlands. We are a group of scientists, academics, clinicians and students at all levels that share a passion for researching how the immune system works. Through these pages we are going to advertise local seminars, jobs and immunology related activities, and we are open to suggestions. Our vision is to create a forum where we can showcase work from local immunologists and spark discussions with other established and budding immunologists.
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Our 2019 Symposium 'From fundamental immunology to immunotherapy' took place on 14 May 2019 in Birmingham. We'd like to congratulate the winners for the best oral and poster presentations.
Oral presentation (£50)
Beth Lucas, University of Birmingham
Functional Specialisation In Medullary Thymic Epithelial Subsets Determines Intrathymic Diversity of iNKT Cells
Poster awards (£25)
Theme 1: Infection and innate immunity
Alastair Copland, University of Birmingham
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin Induces PD-L1 Expression on Antigen-Presenting Cells via Autocrine and Paracrine Interleukin-STAT3 Circuits
Theme 2: Inflammation, autoimmunity and adaptive immunity
Emilie Cosway, University of Birmingham
Eosinophils: Essential Regulators of Thymus Regeneration
Theme 3: Immunotherapies, novel therapies
Nahide Koksal, Imperial College London
Deleting single genes in human blood stem cells to enhance NK cell therapy