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Immunological Cross-Talk

Holiday Inn London - Regent's Park, Carburton St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 5EE

The British Society for Immunology's London Immunology Group is pleased to bring you 'Immunological cross-talk' taking place on Tuesday 11 December 2018 in London, UK. 

This meeting focuses on the theme of cross-talk between immune cells at the molecular level and in the wider context of health and disease. It will feature high profile speakers from academia and industry, while providing poster and oral presentation slots for early career researchers. The meeting will also run back to back with a BSI-led workshop on research career skills for PhD students and post-docs.


A preliminary programme for this event is available below. A full programme will be published shortly. 

08:45 - 09:15     Registration and refreshments
09:15 - 09:20     Welcome (James Harker and Kevin Woollard)

Session I: Molecular cross-talk
(Chairs: William Branchett, ICL and Thomas Maguire, KCL)​

09:20 - 09:50     Using super-resolution microscopy to watch immune cells kill - Daniel Davis (University of Manchester)
09:50 - 10:20     2 x abstract presentations
10:20 - 10:50     Dynamic organisation of immunological synapses understood through imaging and simulations - Michael Dustin (University of Oxford)

10:50 - 11:20     Refreshment break

Session II: Cellular cross-talk I
(Chairs: Lucia Possamai, ICL and TBC)

11:20 - 11:50    Peptide-specificity of adaptive Natural Killer cells - Chiara Romagnan (DRZF Berlin)
11:50 - 12:20     2 x abstract presentations

12:20 - 13:50     Lunch and poster presentations
(The BSI AGM will take place during lunch)

Session III: Cellular cross-talk II
(Chairs: Laura Pallett, UCL and Shinelle Menezes, QMUL)

13:50 - 14:20     Kathrin de la Rosa (MDC Berlin)
14:20 - 14:50     2 x abstract presentations

14:50 - 15:20     Refreshment break

Session IV: Cross-talk in health and disease
(Chairs: Sarah Stanyon and Gaelle Le Friec, UCB)

15:20 - 15:50     Innate immunity, inflammation and cancer: a double edged sword - Alberto Mantovani (Humanitas University)
15:50 - 16:20     2 x abstract presentations
16:20 - 16:50     Alison Humbles (MedImmune)

16:50 - 17:00     Closing remarks and prize presentations (James Harker and Kevin Woollard, ICL)
17:00 - 19:00     Networking reception


Delegates are invited to submit abstracts for the opportunity to communicate their work as an oral or poster presentation - there will be lots of presentation slots available. Prizes will be awarded during the meeting for best oral and poster presentations from early career researchers.  Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words and should be sent to  The abstract submission deadline has been extended until Wednesday 7 November 2018.



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

The BSI is also running an Early Careers Training Day for postdoctoral researchers (or equilvalent) at the same venue the day before (Monday 10 December). This event aims to provide postdocs with the skills needed to climb the careers ladder.  If you register for both events at the same time, you can receive a discount on your fees. 


Fees for registration to Immunological Cross Talk on 11 December only

 BSI Members
 BSI Member - Full  £40
 BSI Member - Early Careers *  £40
 BSI Member - Postgraduate (including PhD, Masters)  £25
 BSI Member - Concessionary **  £25
 Registration and 1 year BSI Membership - special offer
 BSI Member - Full  £100
 BSI Member - Early Careers *  £70
 BSI Member - Postgraduate (including PhD, Masters)  £40
 BSI Member - Concessionary **  £40
 Undergraduates (membership is free)  £10
 Non-Member  £80
 Non-Member Early Careers *  £60
 Non-Member - Postgraduate  (including PhD, Masters) & Concessionary  £35


Fees for registration to Immunological Cross Talk on 11 December and BSI Early Careers Training Day on 10 December

 BSI Members
 BSI Member - Full and Early Careers*  £70
 BSI Member - Concessionary**  £40
 Non-member - Full and Early Careers*  £120
 Non-member - Concessionary **  £60

*  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.

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