This one-day meeting, 'Frontiers in comparative immunology series: T cell biology', will take place virtually on Thursday 18 March 2021 from 10:00 to 16:45 GMT.
There have been many significant advances in understanding the turnover, migration and function of conventional T lymphocytes and the importance of resident T cell populations in local immune surveillance. This meeting brings together experts in mouse, avian, bovine, porcine and human T cells to share their insights as to how best to harness T cell immunity.
The meeting is organised by the Comparative Veterinary Immunology Group (CVIG) of the British Society for Immunology in conjunction with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council UK and International Veterinary Vaccinology Networks (VVN and IVVN). CVIG, VVN and IVVN believe that this meeting will advance our knowledge and understanding of conventional T cells and stimulate new cross species collaborations.
Besides a strong line-up of speakers, there will be opportunities to network with attendees and for early career researchers to present posters at the meeting. The International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) will fund a limited number of places for participants from low-and-middle income countries. Please see below for more information.
All sessions to comprise of 25 mins presentation and 5 mins Q&A
Session 1: Harnessing T cell Immunity
Chair: Dr Lindert Benedictus, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Session 2: Magnitude, Quality and Function of T cell Responses
Chair: Dr Elma Tchilian, The Pirbright Institute, UK
The abstract submission deadline is Monday 22 February 2021.
|BSI Member - Full||£10|
|BSI Member - Early Careers *||£10|
|BSI Member - Postgraduate (including PhD, Masters)||£10|
|BSI Member - Concessionary **||£10|
|Non-Member - Postgraduate & Concessionary||£35|
|IVVN member from low and middle income countries ***||£10|
* Early Careers includes those employed as post-doctoral researchers, for the first 5 years post graduation
** Concessionary includes those on parental leave, career break, retired and emeritus retired
*** The IVVN will fund a limited number of places for participants from low-and-middle income countries (LMICs) to attend this event. Please email the BSI events team at email@example.com for a funding discount code and details on how to register. Please note, you must be a member of the IVVN (free membership is available here) to apply for a funded place.
This event is supported by the Veterinary Vaccinology Network (VVN) and the International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN).