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Frontiers in comparative immunology: dendritic cells and macrophages

BSI Event
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Edinburgh, UK
In person
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Dendritic cells and monocytes/macrophages are key players in the innate immune system, often with opposing roles in driving inflammation, activation of the adaptive immune system but also tolerance and tissue homeostasis.

This two-day meeting will bring together speakers with expertise in the different disciplines and species that advance this field. Delegates are invited to submit abstracts for posters and invited talks, making this meeting an excellent platform for early career researchers.

The meeting is organised by the BSI Comparative and Veterinary Immunology Group (CVIG), in conjunction with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council's (BBSRC) and the UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network (UK VVN).

Please follow @bsicongress and @compvetimm on Twitter and check the event hashtag #ComparativeImmunology2023 for updates.

Invited speakers

Dr Nicolas Bertho, ONIRIS, France Porcine Dendritic cells and Macrophages populations
Professor Siamon Gordon, University of Oxford, UK Of Mice and Men: The Mononuclear Phagocyte System, past and present
Dr Naomi McGovern, University of Cambridge, UK Placenta macrophage ontogeny and function
Dr Elodie Segura, Centre for Immunotherapy of Institut Curie, France Functional specialization of human tonsil macrophages is controlled by both cell-intrinsic and tissue-derived factors
Dr Stephanie Talker, University of Bern, Switzerland Comparative transcriptomics to unravel DC and monocyte biology

Abstract submission

Please submit abstracts for posters and talks via this Google form. The closing date is Friday 24 February 2023 at 23:59 GMT


Registration is now open! Click here to register.

If one of the following categories apply to you, please contact for a discount code prior to registering. For BSI members in the Early Career/Clinician in training, Postgraduate or Senior categories, your discount will be applied automatically if you are logged in to your account.

  • Member - discounted membership/rate
  • Non-member - Postgraduate
  • Non-member - Discounted
  BSI member  Non-member
Full £75 £115
Early Career/Clinician in training (read the criteria) £75 £115
Postgraduate (anyone studying a PhD or Masters) £45 £80*
Senior (Retired) (read the criteria) - £80*
Discounted membership/rate (read the criteria) £45* £80*
Undergraduate (membership is free) £25 -

*If this fee applies 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 £200 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 1 March. Find out more and apply.
  • BSI Regional & Affinity Group Carers' Grants: BSI members can apply for up to £200 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 1 March. Find out more and apply.