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Barrier Immunity

Gut microbe
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1HT


The British Society for Immunology's London Immunology Group is pleased to bring you their annual meeting entitled ‘Barrier Immunity' taking place on Wednesday 18 September 2019 in London, UK.

This meeting will have a broad scope, focusing on key areas where the immune system is uniquely specialised to meet the needs and challenges at barrier sites, including the lung, gut and placenta. It will feature high profile speakers from academia and industry, while providing poster and oral presentation slots for early career researchers.


Early career delegates are invited to submit abstracts for the opportunity to communicate their work as an oral or poster presentation. Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words (structured as background, methods and results, conclusions) and should be submitted via our Google Docs form . The abstract submission deadline is 5pm Friday 19 July 2019.


08:30-09:00 Registration & refreshments
09:00-09:15 Welcome

Session I
09:15-09:45 Mark Travis (University of Manchester) 
09:45-10:00 ECR Selected abstract
10:00-10:15 ECR Selected abstract
10:15-10:45 Tim Willinger (Karolinska Institutet, Center for Infectious Medicine)
10:45-11:15 Refreshment break

Session II
11:15-11:45 Donna Farber (Columbia University Medical Center) 
11:45-12:00 ECR Selected abstract
12.00-12:15 ECR Selected abstract
12:15-12:45 Clare Lloyd (Imperial College London) 

12:45–14:15 Lunch, poster presentations + exhibitors

Session III
14:15–14:45 Muzz Haniffa (Newcastle University) 
14:45–15:00 ECR Selected abstract
15:00–15:15 ECR Selected abstract 
15:15-15:45 Ashley Moffett (Cambridge Univeristy)

15:45-16:15 Refreshment break

Session IV
16:15–16:30 ECR Selected Abstact 
16:30–16:45 ECR Selected abstract
16:45-17:15 Kathy McCoy (University of Calgary)

17:15-17:30 Closing remarks and prize presentations  
17:30-19:00 Networking reception


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

BSI members
BSI member - Full and Early Career* £30
BSI member - Postgraduate** £20
BSI member - Concessionary*** £20
Full and Early Career* £50
Postgraduate** £35
Concessionary*** £35
Undergraduate (membership is free) £10

* Early careers includes scientists employed as post-doctoral researchers, for the first 5 years post graduation.
** Including PhD, Masters
*** Concessionary includes parental leave, career breaks, retired, emeritus retired.


Our thanks to the following sponsors for supporting this event.

Silver sponsors

Bronze sponsors




If you would like to enquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email Jane Sessenwein.


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