There have been many significant advances in recent years in understanding the turnover, migration and function of conventional T lymphocytes and the importance of resident T cell populations in local immune surveillance. We will bring together speakers with expertise in the different disciplines that are being applied to advance this important field.
This meeting is being organised by the Comparative Veterinary Immunology Group (CVIG) of the British Society for Immunology (BSI) in conjunction with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) UK and the Veterinary Vaccinology Network (VVN). CVIG and UK VVN have a shared vision that this meeting will advance our knowledge and understanding of conventional T cells and stimulate new cross species collaborations.
Attendees are welcome to bring a poster, ideally portrait size A1.
10:00 Registration and welcome tea and coffee
Session 1: Harnessing T cell immunity
11:00 Annette Oxenius (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland)
11:30 Gregers Jungersen (Technical University Denmark, UK)
12:00 Short talk ECR
12:15 Andy Sewell (University of Cardiff, UK)
Session 2: Magnitude, Quality and Function of T cell responses
14:00 Jim Kaufmann (University of Cambridge, UK)
14:30 Wilhelm Gerner (University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria)
15:00 Short talk ECR
15:15 Tom McNeilly (Moredun, Edinburgh, UK)
Session 3: T cell diversity and plasticity
16:15 Timm Connelly (Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, UK)
16:45 Short talk ECR
17:00 Crystal Loving (USDA, Ames, USA)
Session 4 Regulation of T cell immunity
9:00 Rose Zamoyska (University of Edinburgh, UK)
9:30 Dietmar Zehn (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
10:00 Short talk ECR
10:15 Ann Ager (University of Cardiff, UK)
Session 5 Systemic and resident memory
11:15 David Masopust (University of Minnesota, USA)n
11:45 Megan Macleod (University of Glasgow, UK)
12:15 Short talk ECR
12:45 Elma Tchilian (The Pirbright Institute, UK)
Lunch - end of the meeting
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Abstract submission will open soon.
If you would like to enquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email Jane Sessenwein.