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Fuelling the immune response II: UK immunometabolism meeting 2022

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, Newcastle, UK
Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 - 09:00 to Wednesday, 25 May, 2022 - 13:45

 

The UK's leading immunometabolism event brought to you by the BSI Immunometabolism Affinity Group will take place on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 May 2022 in Newcastle, UK. The BSI Immunometabolism Affinity Group’s inaugural meeting in 2019 attracted over 150 delegates for a programme of cutting-edge immune metabolism research. For 2022, the committee has planned an exceptional line-up of speakers from across the UK, Europe and worldwide. There will also have plenty of opportunities for early career researchers to present their work throughout the programme and in dedicated “Bright Sparks” sessions.

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Programme

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DAY 1

08:30–09:05 | Registration & refreshments

09:05–09:15 | Opening address

Session 1
Chairs: Dr Linda SinclairUniversity of Dundee, UK and Dr Jan Van den Bossche, Amsterdam University, Netherlands
09:15–10:00 | Professor Greg Delgoffe, University of Pittsburgh, USA  (Keynote speaker)
                            Overcoming metabolic barriers to cancer immunity
10:00–10:30 | Dr Lydia Dyck, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany  (Invited speaker)
                             Obesity suppresses anti-tumor immunity
10:30–11:00 | Dr Sian Henson, QMUL, UK  (Invited speaker)
                             Dysregulated nutrient sensing during immune senescence

11:00–11:30 | Refreshment break and meet the exhibitors

Session 2
Chairs: Professor Simon Arthur, University of Dundee, UK and Dr Sally Clayton, University of Birmingham, UK
11:30–12:00 | Dr Suzanne Cloonan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland  (Invited speaker)
                             FeMACs; iron loaded macrophages in the lung and their role in chronic respiratory disease
12:00–12:15 | Dr Kendle Maslowski, University of Birmingham, UK  (Short talk - selected abstract)
                             Salmonella subverts T cell activation during bacterial cancer therapy by inducing
                             metabolic paralysis
12:15–12:30 | Stephen Cunningham, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Ireland  (Short talk - selected abstract)
                            Glutamine metabolism is required for optimal IL-17 production by γδ T cells through maintenance
                            of redox balance

12:30–13:00 | Dr Jan Van den Bossche, Amsterdam University, Netherlands  (Invited speaker)
                             Metabolic control of macrophages

13:00–14:00 | Lunch, meet the exhibitors and networking

Session 3: PhD Bright Sparks session (6 x 10’ + 5’ talks)
Chairs: Professor Cornelia Weyand, Stanford University, USA and Dr David Finlay, Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

14:00–14:15 | Simon O'Shaughnessy, Trinity College Dublin, UK  (Short talk - selected abstract)
                            A unique temporal requirement for the amino acid glutamine in type 1 conventional dendritic cells
14:15–14:30 | Katie Flaherty, King's College London, UK  (Short talk - selected abstract)
                             The influence of co-stimulatory domains on the metabolic regulation of chimeric antigen receptor
                             (CAR) T-cell function

14:30–14:45 | Emma Bishop, University of Birmingham, UK  (Short talk - selected abstract)
                             TNF-α drives naïve CD4+ T cell metabolic reprogramming upon activation
14:45–15:00 | Megan Teh, University of Oxford, UK  (Short talk - selected abstract)
                             Cellular iron restriction impairs T-cell metabolism and epigenetic regulation
15:00–15:15 | Hannah Prendeville, Trinity College Dublin, UK  (Short talk - selected abstract)   
                             The source of dietary fat, rather than obesity, influences anti-tumour immunity
15:15–15:30 | Johannes Schroth, Queen Mary University of London, UK  (Short talk - selected abstract)
                             The Metabolic Basis of Postoperative T cell Immune-Suppression

15:30–16:00 | Refreshment break and meet the exhibitors

Session 4: PostDocs Bright Sparks session (6 x 10’ + 5’ talks)
Chairs: Professor Greg Delgoffe, University of Pittsburgh, USA and Dr Sarah Ross, Babraham Institute, UK

16:00–16:15 | Dr Irem Kaymak, University of Manchester, UK  (Short talk - selected abstract) 
                            Carbon source availability drives nutrient utilization in CD8+ T cells
16:15–16:30 | Dr Matthew Sinton, University of Glasgow, UK  (Short talk - selected abstract)
                            IL-17A drives weight loss and adipose tissue remodelling during chronic Trypanosoma brucei
                            infection in a sex-dependent manner

16:30–16:45 | Dr Linda SinclairUniversity of Dundee  (Short talk - selected abstract) 
                            Single cell analysis of SLC1A5 (ASCT2) activity into T cells using unnatural amino acids with
                            click chemistry handles

16:45–17:00 | Dr Sally Clayton, University of Birmingham, UK  (Short talk - selected abstract) 
                             The NDUFA4 family of mitochondrial proteins mediate electron transport chain remodeling
                             during inflammation

17:00–17:15 | Dr Fearon Cassidy, Maynooth University, Ireland  (Short talk - selected abstract) 
                             A glycogen-fuelled metabolic program controls early MAIT cell effector responses
17:15–17:30 | Dr Louise Matheson, The Babraham Institute, UK  (Short talk - selected abstract)
                             ZFP36 and ZFP36L1 integrate transcriptome and metabolic reprograming of activated
                            mouse CD4+ T cells

17:30–17:45 | Alex Liversage, Agilent Technologies LDA UK Limited
                               Immune Cell Metabolic Profiling – the next level with Seahorse technology

17:45–19:30 | Poster session and networking reception

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

DAY 2

Session 5
Chairs: Dr Nick Jones, Swansea University, UK and Dr Sarah Dimeloe, University of Birmingham, UK
09:15–09:45 | Professor Andy Clark, University of Birmingham, UK  (Invited speaker)
                             What’s in a name? – glucocorticoids, metabolism and inflammation
09:45–10:00 | Dr Sarah Dimeloe, University of Birmingham, UK  (Short talk - selected abstract)
                           The oncometabolite succinate suppresses T cell anti-tumour function via inhibition of
                           mitochondrial glucose oxidation

10:00–10:15 | Conor de Barra, Maynooth University, Ireland  (Short talk - selected abstract)    
                            Glucagon like peptide-1 analogue therapy restores Natural Killer cell metabolism and cytokine
                            production in people with obesity

10:15–10:30 | Sarah Case, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland  (Short talk - selected abstract)
                           Metabolic stress induces tumour derived microRNA-21 to limit anti-tumour macrophage responses
10:30–11:00 | Professor Cornelia Weyand, Stanford University, USA  (Invited speaker)
                              Immunometabolic signatures in rheumatoid arthritis

11:00–11:30 | Refreshment break and meet the exhibitors

Session 6
Chairs: Dr Anna Schurich, King's College London, UK and Dr Lydia Dyck, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
11:30–12:00 | Dr Sarah Ross, Babraham Insitute, UK  (Invited speaker)
                             Oxygen: integrating metabolism and gene expression to control T-cell mediated immunity
12:00–12:15 | Professor Simon Arthur, University of Dundee, UK (Invited short talk)
                             Regulation of B cell metabolism downstream of the TLR-like protein CD180
12:15–12:30| Gesa Albers, Imperial College London, UK  (Short talk - selected abstract)
                           Allergen exposure induces airway macrophage metabolic reprogramming
12:30–12:45| Chloe Choi, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland  (Short talk - selected abstract)
                           SLC7a5 amino acid transporter regulates metabolic responses in activated NK cells in vivo
12:45–13:15 | Dr Glenn Bantug, University of Basel, Switzerland  (Invited speaker)
                            The NF-kB–PKM2 axis as a driver of metabolic reprogramming and effector function of
                            TLR stimulated B cells

13:15–13:30 | Presentation of prize winners and close


Registration

Registration is open. BSI members benefit from reduced registration fees at this meeting and other BSI events, as well as free access to our journals, grants, bursaries and much more. You can sign up to become a member online.

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BSI member rate
Full & Early Careers £75
Postgraduate (including PhD, Masters)  £45
Concessionary (includes parental leave, career breaks, retired, emeritus retired) £45
Undergraduate (membership included) £25
Non-member rate
Full & Early Careers £115
Postgraduate (including PhD, Masters) £85
Concessionary (includes parental leave, career breaks, retired, emeritus retired) £85

Accommodation

If you require accommodation at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead for the nights of Monday 23 and/or Tuesday 24 May you can make a reservation via our online portal. Rooms are limited so availability is on a first come, first served basis. You will need to book by Friday 8 April 2022. Any rooms required after this time will be subject to availability and offered at the best available rate. 


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 3 May. 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 3 May. Find out more and apply >

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