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Edinburgh Immunology Group Summer Symposium

Immunity in the gut
Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

This event is organised by the BSI Edinburgh Immunology Group

A BSI sponsored yearly symposium celebrating the world class immunology currently being undertaken in Edinburgh.

We have an opening talk from Dr Megan Macleod (Glasgow) and a keynote lecture from Prof Manfred Kopf (Zurich), a selection of Edinburgh based speakers have also been confirmed from all the of immunology hubs located across the city.

There wil be a poster session with prizes.

Lunch will be provided, as well as a wine reception.

Preliminary programme:

9.30 Welcome and introduction

9.45-10.30 CD4 T-cell memory during pathogenesis – Dr Megan Macleod (Glasgow, UK)

10.30-11.00 Transcriptional profiling of human tumour associated macrophages reveals new potential targets for breast cancer therapy Dr Luca Casetta (Centre for Reproductive Health)

11.00-11.15 Activation of in vitro immune responses using a novel lentiviral vector  Rebecca McLean (Moredun Institute)

11.15-11.45 Defense collagens, local amplifiers of macrophage-mediated tissue repair  Dr Carlos Minutti (Institute of Immunology and Infection Research)

11.45-12.00 Title TBC – Cathy Hawley (Centre for Inflammation Research)

12.00-13.30 Poster session & lunch

13.30-13.45 Early parasite-host interactions in controlled human malaria infection  Kathryn Milne (Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution)

13.45-14.15 Title TBC – Dr Adam Balic (The Roslin Institute)

14.15-14.35 Title TBC – Edinburgh Cancer Immunology Network

14.35- 15.05 Ageing, exercise and circulating angiogenic T-cells and vasculogenic progenitors – Dr Mark Ross (Edinburgh Napier University)

15.05-15.30 Break (tea & coffee)

15.30-16.30 Development of tissue macrophages – Prof Manfred Kopf (Institute for Molecular Health Sciences, Zurich)

16.30 onwards Poster Prizes & Wine reception


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