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Immune cell metabolism in health and disease

Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, UK


The British Society for Immunology's London Immunology Group is pleased to present 'Immune cell metabolism in health and disease' taking place on Wednesday 30 May 2018 in London. 

Immunometabolism is an emerging field that investigates how the metabolic processes of immune cells affect their roles in disease.  Interest in this field is gaining momentum due to the realisation that changes in how cells utilise energy underlies many inflammatory responses, and that manipulating cellular metabolism can beneficially enhance or reduce inflammation. During this half day meeting, we will discuss how the inflammatory environment and cellular metabolism are integrated to regulate immune cell function. It is anticipated this meeting will be of broad interest to researchers working in the fields of immunology and/or metabolism and those interested in therapeutic approaches which target metabolic processes. 


Arrival will be from 13:30 onwards with the event starting at 14:00.  A networking reception will be held from 16:55-18:00. Confirmed speakers include:

13:30: Arrival and tea/coffee
14:00: Welcome and introduction

14:05: Macrophage phenotypic and metabolic alterations during chronic lung disease
Adam Byrne (Imperial College London)

14:30: Metabolite-mediated regulation of inflammation
Claudio Mauro (University of Birmingham)

14:55: Intrisic and Extrinsic Determinants of Human T cell Metabolism
Sarah Dimeloe (University of Birmingham)

15:20: Refreshment break

15:40: Metabolic control of human macrophage activation through BCAT1
Jacques Behmoaras (Imperial College London)

16:05: Fribrometabolism- metabolic reprogramming and fibrogenesis
Rachel Chambers (UCL)

16:30: Metabolic constraints on T cell immunity in the tolerogenic liver
Mala Maini (UCL)

16:55: Networking reception


This event has reached capacity. Please contact to be placed on the waiting list.

Online registration is now open. Registration is free for BSI members and £10 for non-members.  BSI membership provides you with many benefits that can help you progress your career. Membership for undergraduates is free. 


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