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2019 UK Natural Killer Cells Workshop

St. John's College, Cambridge, UK


The 2019 UK Natural Killer Cells Workshop will be held at St John’s College, Cambridge on 11 January 2019 and is held in collaboration with the BSI Cambridge Immunology Group. This one-day workshop is one of the highlights in the calendar of UK experts in Natural Killer (NK) cells. With more than 10 years of tradition, this workshop has a friendly environment that fosters communication and collaboration.

NK cells are key targets for new immunotherapies and knowledge of NK cell biology is fundamental to develop new therapies. The primary audience is immunologists. The main learning objective is to update the attendants on the latest developments in NK cell research with relevance to, for example, oncology and infectious diseases.

The Scientific Advisory Committee (Dr Francesco Colucci and Dr James Traherne from University of Cambridge as well as Hormas Ghadially from Medimmune) will select a Faculty of 15-20 speakers among the 100 or so participants and all attendants will engage in discussions during the allotted question times and at breaks.


Old Divinity School
St John’s College 

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A full programme for the event is available to download here.

09:30 – 10:00   Arrival registration & Coffee
10:00 – 11:00   NK cells and cancer
11:00 – 11:30   Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30   NK cells subsets and genetics
12:30  – 13:40   Lunch break
13:40  – 15:20   NK cells and infectious diseases
15:20 – 15:50   Coffee break
15:50 – 17:00   NK cells receptors and activation
17:00 – 17:10   Farewell & Drinks


Delegates are invited to submit abstracts for the opportunity to communicate their work. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to Thursday 3 January.  Please submit your abstract (max. 250 words) using this Google doc


Registration is now open.  BSI members are eligible for complimentary registration for this meeting.  If you are not a BSI member, there will be a charge of £20 for attendance.  If you would like to become a member of the BSI, you will be able to benefit from the free registration fee.  You can sign up to be a member online


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact the BSI Head of Events, Jane Sessenwein


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