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2020 UK Natural Killer Cells Workshop

Birkbeck, University of London, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7JL


The 2020 UK Natural Killer Cells Workshop will be held at Birkbeck, University of London on Friday 10 January 2020 and is held in collaboration with the BSI London Immunology Group.

This one-day workshop is one of the highlights in the calendar of UK experts in Natural Killer (NK) cells. The meeting consists solely of oral presentations and discussion of recent work by UK researchers. We particularly encourage doctoral students and early postdocs to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to present their work to an external audience, in a collegiate and friendly atmosphere. The presentations will be followed by a networking reception. 

Progress in NK cell research and clinical application have taken advantage of recent technological advances in gene expression, epigenetics and tissue localisation and function. The main learning objective is to update attendees on the latest developments in NK cell research and clinical applications, including in oncology and infectious diseases.

The Scientific Advisory Committee (led this year by Dr Martin Goodier at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) will organise a programme to feature up to 20 speakers from an estimated 100 participants and all attendees will engage in discussions during allotted question times and at breaks.


Birkbeck, University of London
Main entrance: Torrington Square
Bloomsbury, London

To download a map please click here.


You can view the full programme here.

09:30 – 10:00   Registration
10:00 - 10:10    Welcome and introduction 
10:10 – 11:10   Session 1:  NK cell receptors and pregnancy
11:10 – 11:40   Tea & coffee
11:40 – 12:40   Session 2:  Regulation of metabolism and NK cell function
12:40  – 14:00   Lunch  
14:00  – 15:20   Session 3:  NK cells in infection and tumour targeting
15:20 – 15:50   Tea & coffee
15:50 – 17:00   Session 4:  NK cells in cancer and applications
17:00 – 18:00   Networking reception


Delegates are invited to submit abstracts for the opportunity to communicate their work. The abstract submission deadline is Thursday 2 January. Please submit your abstract (max. 250 words) using this Google doc form.


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. You can join the BSI online - membership provides many benefits to help you progress your career. Undergraduate membership is free.

 BSI Members
BSI Members £0
 Full & Early Careers *  £20
 Postgraduate (including PhD, Masters)  £20
 Concessionary **  £10

*  Early careers includes scientists employed as post-doctoral researchers, for the first 5 years post graduation.
** Concessionary includes Parental leave, Career Breaks, Retired, Emeritus Retired.

Corporate sponsors

Our thanks to the following sponsors for their support of this event.​

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email Jane Sessenwein


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