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Basic to Translational: Current Concepts of Liver Immunology

Royal College of Anaesthetists, Churchill House, 35 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4SG


The British Society for Immunology's London Immunology Group is pleased to collaborate with the British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL) to bring you 'Basic to translational: Current concepts in liver immunology', taking place at 09:00 - 18:00 on Thursday 22 February 2018 at the Royal College of Anaesthetists in London. 


This is a one day meeting on key themes in basic and translational liver immunology. You can download a copy of the programme here.

Keynote Lecture

  • Myeloid heterogeneity in liver inflammationFrank Tacke (Aachen, Germany)

Session 1: Lymphoid cells and the liver

  • T cell function in chronic liver disease: immune exhaustion or reprogramming? - Wafa Khamri (ICL)
  • Lymphoid cells and antiviral immunity: implications for immunotherapy - Patrick Kennedy (QMUL)
  • MAIT cells in homeostasis and disease - Paul Klenerman (Oxford)
  • NK cells dysfunction in chronic liver injury - Salim Khakoo (Southampton)

Session 2: Innate immune cells and the liver

  • Basic myeloid cell biology and relevance in disease - Kevin Woollard (Imperial)
  • Intrahepatic macrophage subsets in chronic liver injury: insights from experimental models of disease - Prakash Rhamachandran (Edinburgh)
  • Role of myeloid cells in acute liver injury: immunopathology and translational implications - Lucia Possamai (ICL)
  • Platelet–myeloid interactions in liver injury - Patricia Lalor (Birmingham)

Session 3: Novel concepts in liver immunopathology

  • The role of hepatic endothelium in shaping hepatic immunity - Chris Weston (Birmingham)
  • Harnessing immune responses for anti-tumour therapies: On-target effects - Sergio Quezada (UCL)
  • Immune based therapies for hepatocellular cancer - Stuart Curbishley (Birmingham)

Session 4: Selected oral presentations

  • Human liver infiltrating γδ T cells are composed - Stuart Hunter (University of Birmingham)
  • Induction of tissue-resident T cell - Laura Pallett (University College London)
  • Novel tools for dissecting the role of Kupffer cells - Charlotte Scott (VIB, UGent, Belgium)
  • Visualisation of Salmonella typhimurium within infected tissues - Marisol Perez-Toledo (University of Birmingham)


Along with guest speakers, we will have oral presentations and posters selected from submitted abstracts.  There will be an abstract prize for the best oral presentation. If you would like to submit an abstract (250 words) please email

Abstract submission deadline (extended): Monday 22 January 2018

Online registration is required.  There is a limited capacity, so please register early to avoid disappointment. You can register online here or via the link below. Undergraduates and postgraduates, please note, if you are not currently a member of the British Society for Immunology, we have special registration rates on offer that provide you with a year of membership to the British Society for Immunology at a reduced rate in addition to registering for the event.  BSI membership provides you with many benefits that can help you progress your career. 

Registration rates for BSI members

  Registration fees
BSI / BASL Members (Full & Early Careers) £25
BSI / BASL postgraduate member (PhD & Masters) £15
BSI / BASL concessionary member (includes parental leave, career breaks, retired, emeritus retired) £15

Registration rates for non-members, with one year of BSI membership included in the registration fee

Postgraduate non-member (PhD & Masters), including 1 year free BSI membership £40
Undergraduate, including 1 year free BSI membership £15

Registration rates for non-members (one year of BSI membership is not included in the fee)

Non-member (Full & Early Careers) £45
Postgraduate non-member (PhD & Masters) £30
Concessionary non-member (includes parental leave, career breaks, retired, emeritus retired) £30


Our thanks to the following companies for sponsoring this event *

*This meeting is sponsored by Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals by purchasing stand space only. This meeting is sponsored by Intercept Pharma by purchasing stand space only.