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Fundamental mechanisms of immune responses

Edgbaston Park Hotel, 53 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham , B15 2RS

This event is currently going ahead as scheduled. Following the ongoing national guidance for the COVID–19 virus outbreak, the BSI requests that all attendees at our events adhere to the following advice.

The British Society for Immunology's West Midlands Immunology Group are pleased to bring you their 2020 Symposium ‘Fundamental mechanisms of immune responses' taking place on 9 July 2020 in Birmingham. 


A full programme will be available soon. Confirmed speakers and themes include:​

Session I: Innate Immunology
Jelena Bezbradica Mirkovic (University of Oxford)
Eva Frickel (University of Birmingham)

Session II: Tolerance
Reinhold Foerster (Hannover Medical School, Germany)
Graham Anderson (University of Birmingham)

Session III: Adaptive Immunity
Michelle Linterman (Babraham Institute)
David Bending (University of Birmingham)

Session IV: Inflammation
Julie Gibbs (The University of Manchester)
Janet Lord (University of Birmingham)

There will also be talks from selected abstracts, flashed talks and poster presentations.

Best oral talk and best poster presentation will be awarded.

Abstract submission

Delegates are invited to submit abstracts for the opportunity to communicate their work. The abstract submission deadline is Monday 8 June 2020. Please submit your abstract (max. 250 words) using this Google doc form.


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