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BSI Yorkshire Immunology Group Symposium

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St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK
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Promoting immunology research in the Yorkshire counties

We are pleased to announce that the BSI Yorkshire Immunology Group will be hosting a half-day meeting to showcase immunology research in Yorkshire on Wednesday 7 June 2023. The meeting will feature a broad range of topics presented by established group leaders and junior scientists from across the region. The meeting will include a closing keynote address and opportunities to network with members of the Yorkshire immunology community.

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12:30–13:00 | Registration

Session 1

13:00–13:25 | Professor Ulf Klein (University of Leeds): Molecular control of the germinal centre B cell reaction

13:25–13:50 | Professor Penny Ottewell (University of Sheffield): Oestrogen inhibits anti tumour effects of bisphosphonates in premenopausal women through immune cell regulated mechanisms

13:50–14:15 | Dr Dave Boucher (University of York): Killing the killer: Impact of inflammasome signalling on human NK cells

14:15–14:30 | Flash talks

  • Charlotte Wynn (Leeds): The effect of chronic hepatitis C virus on the immunogenicity of hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Alexandros Chatzis (York): Myeloid cell phagocytosis as a modulator of tumour suppression
  • Jiabao Zhou (Sheffield): IL-1B regulates immune response in breast cancer

14:30–15:00 | Coffee / Networking

Session 2

15:00–15:25 | Professor Graham Cook (University of Leeds): Turning on and turning off natural killer cells

15:25–15:50 | Dr Nikolaos Georgopoulos (University of Huddersfield): Mechanisms of tumour specific immunogenic cell death by non canonical pro apoptotic TNF receptors

15:50–16:15 | Professor Craig Murdoch (University of Sheffield): Fabrication of medicated adhesive patches to combat inflammatory mucosal disease

16:15 –16:30 | Flash talks

  • Samuel Heaton (Leeds): Histone deacetylase inhibitors boost reovirus immunotherapy in multiple myeloma
  • Dr Nidhi Dey (York): Immune checkpoint molecules IDO1 and PDL1 identify distinct niches in leishmania infected skin lesions
  • Dr Asma El Howati (Sheffield): Development of a tissue engineered in vitro oral mucosal model of T cell disease

16:30–16:50 | Coffee / Networking

Session 3

16:50–17:30 | Keynote speaker

Professor Mark Travis (University of Manchester): Regulation of mucosal immunity by integrins and TGF beta


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BSI members benefit from reduced registration fees at this meeting and other BSI events, as well as free access to our journals, grants, career development activities and much more. You can sign up to become a member online.

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Early Career/Clinician in training (read the criteria £0 £20
Postgraduate (anyone studying a PhD or Masters) £0 £10*
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Undergraduate (membership is free) £0 -

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*If one of these categories apply to you, please contact for a discount code prior to registering.

BSI grants to support your attendance at this event

As part of our career development package, we have two grants available to BSI members to support your attendance at this event. 

  • BSI Regional & Affinity Group Conference Grants: BSI members can apply for up to £100 to contribute towards their travel costs in attending this conference. In this scheme, we have 10 grants available for this conference and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis to eligible BSI members. Deadline: Wednesday 17 May. Find out more and apply.
  • BSI Regional & Affinity Group Carers' Grants: BSI members can apply for up to £100 to contribute towards extra care arrangements costs they incur during the conference, for example, childcare costs, or for additional care for the applicant themselves. Deadline: Wednesday 17 May. Find out more and apply.

Thank you to our sponsors who are supporting this event

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