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Fuelling the immune response III: UK immunometabolism meeting 2024

BSI event
Antibody
Dates:
to
Location:
Newcastle, UK
Type:
In person
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The BSI Immunometabolism Affinity Group is excited to present the UK's leading immunometabolism event. The previous meetings in 2019 and 2022 attracted over 150 delegates for programmes of cutting-edge immune metabolism research. For 2024, the committee have planned an exceptional line up of speakers from across the UK, wider Europe and worldwide. There will also be plenty of opportunities for early career researchers to present their work throughout the programme and in dedicated 'Bright Sparks' sessions.

The BSI Immunometabolism Affinity Group looks forward to welcoming you at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead on 
Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 April.

Please follow @bsi_immunomet and @bsicongress to stay updated and check the event hashtag #UKimmunomet24 for updates.


Abstract submission

Submit your abstract here. The submission deadline is 23:59 GMT Friday 15 March 2024.


Programme

08:30 | Registration and refreshments

09:05 | Opening address: BSI Immunometabolism Affinity Group Committee
What’s up!

SESSION 1

Chairs:  (TBC)

09:15 | Keynote speaker: Professor Russell Jones (Van Andel Institute, USA)

10:00 | Invited speaker: Dr Joy Edwards-Hicks (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Metabolic regulation of T cell signalling and function

10:30 | Invited speaker: Dr Roger Geiger (Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Bellinzona, Switzerland)

11:00 | Refreshment break and meet the exhibitors

SESSION 2

Chairs:  (TBC)

11:30 | Invited speaker: Dr Sophie Trefely (Babraham Institute, UK)

12:00 | Selected short talk TBC

12:15 | Selected short talk TBC

12:30 | Invited speaker: Dr Andrew Hogan (Maynooth University, Ireland)
Exploring why good MAITs go bad in obesity

13:00 | Lunch, meet the exhibitors and networking

SESSION 3 - PhD Bright Sparks session 

Chairs:  (TBC)

14:00 | Selected short talks TBC

15:30 | Refreshment break and meet the exhibitors

SESSION 4 - PostDocs Bright Sparks session

Chairs:  (TBC)

16:00 | Selected short talks TBC

17:30 | Sponsored talk TBC

17:45 | Poster sessions with networking reception

19:30 | Conference dinner, Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel (included in the registration fee)

Day 2

SESSION 5 - Emerging PI session

Chairs:  (TBC)

09:15 | Sponsored talk TBC

09:30 | Invited emerging PI: Dr Lizzy Rosser (University College London, UK)

09:45 | Invited emerging PI: Dr Andy Howden (University of Dundee, Scotland)

10:00 | Invited emerging PI: Dr Anna Schurich (King’s College London, UK)

10:15 | Invited emerging PI: Dr Nick Jones (Swansea University, UK)

10:30 | Invited emerging PI: Dr Lucy Jackson-Jones (Lancaster University, UK)

10:45 | Selected short talk TBC

11:00 | Refreshment break and meet the exhibitors

SESSION 6

Chairs:  TBC

11:30 | Invited speaker: Professor Caroline Demangel (Institute Pasteur, France)
Protein metabolism fuelling immunity: mycobacteria hit the brakes

12:00 | Invited speaker: Dr Lee Booty (GSK, UK)

12:15 | Selected short talk TBC

12:30 | Invited speaker: Dr Frederick Sheedy (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

13:00 | Presentation of prize winners

13:15 | Close


Registration

Registration is now open, book your place here.

BSI members benefit from reduced registration fees at this meeting and other BSI events, as well as free access to our journals, grants, career development activities and much more. You can sign up to become a member online. For current BSI members, your reduced fee will be applied automatically if you are logged in to your account

The below fees are inclusive of VAT and include refreshment breaks and lunch on both days of the conference as well as a buffet dinner on Tuesday 23 April.

BSI member rate:

 Early bird fees (until midnight on 8 April)Late fees (from 9 April)
Full£110£120
Early Career/Clinician in training (read the criteria)£110£120
Postgraduate (anyone studying a PhD or Masters)£80£90*
Senior (retired) (read the criteria)£55£60
Discounted membership/rate (read the criteria£80*£90*
Undergraduate (membership is free)£55£60

 

Non-member rate:

 Early bird fees (until midnight on 8 April)Late fees (from 9 April)
Full£160£174
Early Career/Clinician in training (read the criteria)£160£174
Postgraduate (anyone studying a PhD or Masters)£120£132*
Senior (retired) (read the criteria)£120£132
Discounted membership/rate (read the criteria£120*£132*

*If this fee applies to you, please contact meetings@immunology.org for a discount code prior to registering.

If delegates wish to stay at the conference venue, accommodation can be booked at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead by clicking here. We recommend booking early to secure a room.


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 £100 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: Tuesday 2 April 2024. Find out more and apply.
  • BSI Regional & Affinity Group Carers' Grants: BSI members can apply for up to £100 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: Tuesday 2 April 2024. Find out more and apply.

Sponsorship

Thank you to our sponsors who are supporting this event.

Principal sponsor:

Sponsors:


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact our Director of Events & Training, Jane Sessenwein, at j.sessenwein@immunology.org.