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Frontiers in comparative immunology series: T cell biology

Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre: 80 High Street, The Royal Mile, EH1 1TH Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Thursday, 2 April, 2020 - 10:00 to Friday, 3 April, 2020 - 13:30

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.


Day 1
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)

13:00 Lunch

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)

15:45 Tea/Coffee

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)

19:00 Dinner

Day 2

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)

10:45 Tea/Coffee

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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