Innate and adaptive arms of the immune response together orchestrate the effective control of acute infection. However, in an endeavour to restore tissue homeostasis, it is increasingly clear that the immune system plays a long game in its negotiations with foreign, tumour and self-antigens that expose us to chronic disease. Infection and its sequelae, the immunosurveillance of cancer, and dysfunctional immunity manifesting as autoimmunity all show an evolution in immune function through time.
This one-day event, organised by the BSI Bristol Immunology Group, will present current research in these areas highlighting immunological mechanisms that evolve during the development and progression of disease.
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08:45 | Registration
09:20 | Welcome – Lindsay Nicholson, University of Bristol
SESSION 1 – Infection and Immunopathology
Chair(s): Laura Rivino & Simon Eastham, University of Bristol, UK
09:30 | Sarah Rowland-Jones, University of Oxford, UK – invited speaker
Comorbidities in African adolescents with preinatally-acquired HIV infection - a tale of two viruses?
09:55 | Borko Amulic, University of Bristol, UK – invited speaker
Neutrophils as protagonists in severe malaria
10:20 | Laura Pallett, University College London, UK – selected short talk
CD14 marks tissue CD8+T-cells instructed by myeloid cells and modulated by LPS
10:40 | Shishir Shetty, University of Birmingham, UK - selected short talk
The senescent secretome promotes expression of the fetal receptor PLVAP in human hepatic endothelium to promote monocyte transmigration
11:00 | Refreshment break, posters and meet the exhibitors
SESSION 2 – Autoimmunity, Inflammation and Immune Privilege
Chair(s): Lindsay Nicholson & Claire Naveh, University of Bristol, UK
11:25 | Lucy Walker, University College London, UK – invited speaker
Fine-tuning costimulation blockade in autoimmunity
11:50 | David Wraith, University of Birmingham, UK – invited speaker
Antigen-specific immune intervention in long-haul autoimmune diseases
12:10 | Benjamin Jenkins, Swansea University, UK - selected short talk
Canagliflozin impairs T-cell effector function via metabolic suppression in autoimmunity
12:30 | David Copland, University of Bristol, UK - selected short talk
IL-23 drives uveitis by acting on a novel population of resident ocular T cells
12:50 | Lunch, posters and exhibition
SESSION 3 – Cancer Immunology
Chair(s): Gareth Jones & Michaela Gregorova, University of Bristol, UK
14:15 | Awen Gallimore, Cardiff University, UK – invited speaker
Breaking Down Multiple Barriers to Tumour Immunity: how to trigger the perfect storm?
14:40 | Maike De La Roche, University of Cambridge, UK – invited speaker
Hedgehog signalling in immune cells: novel biology and treatment opportunities
15:05 | Jessica Oliver, Cardiff University, UK - selected short talk
Investigating the impact of radiation on the immunopeptidome of colorectal cancer cell lines
15:25 | Hanin Alamir, University of Bristol, UK - selected short talk
TIM3 is a context-dependent co-regulator of cytotoxic T cell function
15:45 | Refreshment break, posters and exhibition
16:00 | Peter Openshaw, Imperial College London, UK – KEYNOTE SPEAKER
What we’ve learnt about immune inflammation and defence from studies of COVID
16:45 | Prizes and concluding remarks
17:00 | Networking reception
18:00 | Meeting close
Abstract submission has now closed.
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