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Glasgow-Edinburgh Network for Immunology Excellence (GENIE) 2020

Linlithgow Burgh Halls, The Cross, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7AH


The Edinburgh Immunology Group and West of Scotland Immunology Group, two of the British Society for Immunology's official Regional Groups, invite you to join them on Thursday 20 February 2020 for their second joint symposium in Linlithgow Burgh Halls: GENIE 2020. The event is a full day symposium followed by networking reception.

This year, the Groups are also planning to hold a public engagement activity for the local community who use Burgh Halls. If you would like to get involved, please contact Cecile Benezech ( or George Finney (


We are pleased to welcome two invited keynote speakers, Prof Paul Kubes (University of Calgary, Canada) and Dr Joanne Konkel (University of Manchester) in addition to our local speakers Dr Julia Edgar (Glasgow), Dr Emily Gwyer Findlay (Edinburgh), Dr Mariola Kurowska-Stolarska (Glasgow) and Prof Neil Mabbott (Edinburgh). There are a number of opportunities for talks by early career researchers (selected from oral abstract submissions). In addition, there will be an extended lunch and poster session with prizes. Further networking opportunities will be available at a social event after the symposium (details to follow).

09.30-10.00 Registration and welcome tea and coffee

10.00-10.10  Introduction

10.10-11.00 Paul Kubes (University of Calgary)

11.00-12.00 Short talks selected from submitted abstracts (x2)

                     Julia Edgar (University of Glasgow)

                     Emily Gwyer Findlay (University of Edinburgh)

12.00-13.30 Lunch and poster viewing

13.30-14.30 Short talks selected from submitted abstracts (x2)

                     Mariola Kurowska-Stolarska (University of Glasgow)

                     Neil Mabbott (University of Edinburgh)

14.30-15.10 Tea and coffee break and poster viewing

15.10-16.15 Short talks selected from submitted abstracts (x2)

                     Joanne Konkel (University of Manchester)

16.15-17.45 Networking reception and poster prizes awarded


Abstract submission is now open for oral and poster presentations. You can submit an abstract via this Google Docs form. Oral abstract submission closes on 13 December 2019. Poster abstract submission closes on 30 January 2020. These dates are subject to change if maximum capacity is reached.


Registration is now open. You can join the BSI online - membership provides many benefits to help you progress your career. Undergraduate membership is free. 

 BSI Members
 BSI Member - Full & Early Careers *  £25
 BSI Member - Postgraduate (including PhD, Masters)  £15
 BSI Member - Concessionary **  £15
 Full & Early Careers *  £45
 Postgraduate (including PhD, Masters)  £30
 Concessionary **  £30
 Undergraduate (membership is free)  £10

*  Early careers includes scientists employed as post-doctoral researchers, for the first 5 years post graduation.
** Concessionary includes Parental leave, Career Breaks, Retired, Emeritus Retired.


Our thanks to the following sponsors for supporting this event​.​

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If you would like to enquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email Jane Sessenwein