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BSI Summer School 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton, Coventry, UK
Monday, 11 July, 2022 - 13:30 to Wednesday, 13 July, 2022 - 15:00

The BSI Summer School 2022 is a three-day residential masterclass on all things immunology, covering the latest developments in the field and featuring talks on key areas of immunology research from leading speakers.

This event is the perfect opportunity for people at PhD level (or at postdoc level if entering the field of immunology) and the industry/clinical equivalents to enhance their immunology knowledge and have valuable time interacting with senior scientists working within the field. 

It will take place from Monday 11 July to Wednesday 13 July in Coventry, UK at the DoubleTree by Hilton Coventry hotel. 

The event consists of scientific sessions (and a chance to ask questions) with leading UK immunology researchers as well as a career panel and a session on getting the best from your supervisor as well as lightning-round presentations from attendees. There will be multiple opportunities for attendees to network with each other and invited speakers during the event as well as at the more informal social events in the evening.

Delegates will benefit from scientific talks on a wide range of immunology topics including the latest research on COVID-19, neuroimmunology, bioinformatics, vaccinology and innate immunity amongst many other topics. The event is also an invaluable opportunity for delegates to build their presentation skills in a friendly and inclusive environment through lightning-round presentations. 

All BSI events will continue to prioritise the health and safety of our members, delegates, and staff in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please read our COVID-19 guidance here.


Programme

The BSI Summer School will be chaired by BSI Education and Careers Secretary, Dr Donald Palmer

MONDAY 11 JULY

Time Topic Speaker(s)
12:30 – 14:00 Registration and lunch   
14:00 – 14:15 Introduction to Summer School  Dr Donald Palmer (BSI Education & Careers Secretary)
14:15 – 15:00 Innate immunity: macrophages  Dr Calum Bain (University of Edinburgh)
15:00 –  15:45 Bioinformatics John Cole (University of Glasgow)
15:45 – 16:15 Break

 

16:15 – 17:15 Careers panel

Dr Donald Palmer (chair), Dr Ane Ogbe (Adaptimmune), Dr Zania Stamataki (University of Birmingham) and Miltenyi Biotec representative

17:15 – 17:30 Break  
17:30 – 18:30 Lightning talks round 1 Dr Donald Palmer (chair)
19:30 – 20:30 Buffet dinner   
20:30 – 21:30 Quiz   

TUESDAY 12 JULY

Time  Topic Speaker(s)
09:00 – 09:45 T cell development  Prof Graham Anderson (University of Birmingham)
09:45 – 10:30 The influence of age on respiratory immunity   Dr Fiona Culley (Imperial College London)
10:30 – 11:00 Break  
11:00 – 12:00 Getting the best out of your supervisor relationship  TBC
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 – 13:45  COVID-19: latest research updates  Prof Danny Altmann (Imperial College London)
13:45 – 14:30 Liver immunology  Dr Zania Stamataki (University of Birmingham)
14:30 – 15:00 Break  
15:00 – 15:45 Neuroimmunology Prof Sarosh Irani (University of Oxford)
15:45 – 16:45 Lightning talks round 2 Dr Donald Palmer (chair)
16:45 – 17:30 Dedicated networking event  
17:30 – 18:00 Break  
18:00 – 19:00 Lightning talk round 3 Dr Donald Palmer (chair)
20:00 – 21:30 Dinner   

WEDNESDAY 13 JULY

Time  Topic Speakers
09:00 – 09:45 Immunosenescence  Dr Sian Henson (QMUL)
09:45 – 10:30 Genetics & development  Dr Anne Corcoran (Babraham Institute)
10:30 – 11:00 Break  
11:00 – 11:45 Immunogenetics & chicken MHC Prof Jim Kaufman (Universities of Cambridge & Edinburgh)
12:45 – 12:30 Autoimmunity  Prof David Wraith (University of Birmingham)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch  
13:30 – 14:00 Lightning talks' winner & BSI updates Dr Donald Palmer (BSI Education & Careers Secretary) and Dr Doug Brown (BSI Chief Executive)
14:00 – 14:45 Vaccinology  Prof Teresa Lambe (University of Oxford)
14:45 – 15:00 Closing remarks and thanks  Dr Donald Palmer (BSI Education & Careers Secretary) 
15:00 End of Summer School   

 


Abstract submission

Abstract submission has now closed.


Registration

Registration has now closed.

The residential registration fee includes two nights' accommodation and all meals at the venue. The non-residential registration fee will include meals (except breakfast) at the venue.

The BSI offers a grant to help cover attendees' costs of care while attending this meeting – scroll down to find out more.

Residential

Price (including VAT)
BSI member rate  
Full & early careers - before early-bird deadline £275
Postgraduate/concessionary - before early-bird deadline £185
Full & early careers - post early-bird deadline £375
Postgraduate/concessionary Member - post early-bird deadline £260
Non-member rate  
Full & early careers - before early-bird deadline £425
Postgraduate/concessionary - before early-bird deadline £325
Full & early careers - post early-bird deadline £525
Postgraduate/concessionary - post early-bird deadline £395

Non-residential    

Price (including VAT)
BSI member rate  
Full & early careers - before early-bird deadline £210
Postgraduate/concessionary - before early-bird deadline £130
Full & early careers - post early-bird deadline £310
Postgraduate/concessionary Member £205
Non-member rate  
Full & early career - before early-bird deadline £370
Postgraduate/concessionary - before early-bird deadline £270
Full & early career - post early-bird deadline £450
Postgraduate/concessionary - post early-bird deadline £340

Carers' Grant

The BSI is proud to offer a BSI Summer School 2022 Carers’ Grant. This grant provides members with up to £300 to contribute towards additional costs of care when attending the event. For example, it can be used to look after children, or for additional care for the applicant themselves during the event. A limited number of grants are available and early application is encouraged. Applications must be received by Monday 20 June at 23:59 BST.

Apply here


Sponsors

Thank you to our principal sponsor, Miltenyi Biotec

If you would like to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Head of Events, Jane Sessenwein.

  

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