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BSI West of Scotland Immunology Group Showcase with Delphine Parrott Memorial Lecture

University of Glasgow, UK

The BSI West of Scotland Immunology Group will hold their annual showcase event on Thursday 15 September 2022 from 14:00 to 18:30 BST at the Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow, UK. This half-day meeting is an opportunity to meet up with colleagues and hear about some fantastic immunology. The showcase includes the 7th Delphine Parrott memorial talk that celebrates Professor Delphine Parrott FRSE, a dedicated immunology researcher and teacher who was the first woman professor at the University of Glasgow.

We are delighted to welcome two amazing speakers:

Dr Fabienne Tacchini-Cottier, Associate Professor at the Department of Immunology, Université de Lausanne.
Dr Tacchini-Cottier's lab study the immune response to the intracellular parasite, Leishmania, to improve our understanding of susceptibility and resistance to disease at the innate and adaptive immune cell level.

Professor Gillian Griffiths from the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, University of Cambridge, will present this year’s Delphine Parrott Memorial Lecture. Professor Griffiths is a world-expert in the molecular control of cellular cytotoxicity. Her lab has used imaging and cutting-edge genetic techniques to explain how CD8 T cells and natural killer cells can identify and kill target cells. 

A poster session will be held giving everyone the opportunity to present their recent research and the afternoon will finish with a networking reception and refreshments. Prizes will be awarded to the top two posters!

All attendees are encouraged to bring a poster. Please indicate on the registration form if you plan to bring a poster and whether it is portrait or landscape. 


14:00–15:00 | Dr Fabienne Tacchini-Cottier, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
                                The role of neutrophils following infection with Leishmania parasites

15:00–16:00 | Posters with tea/coffee

15:00–16:00 | Professor Gillian Griffiths, University of Cambridge, UK
                              T cells: from thymus to serial killers, Delphine Parrott Memorial lecture 

17:00–18:30 | Posters and networking

18:30             | Close



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Undergraduate £0 *

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