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Immunology without borders

Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL
Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, 14 June, 2019 - 17:00


The British Society for Immunology's Ulster Immunology Group is pleased to present 'Immunology without borders' taking place on 13 - 14 June 2019 in Belfast.


A full programme will be online shortly. Confirmed speakers include:

Thursday 13 June 2019

Regenerative Immunology

Prof Ling-Pei Ho, MRC Human Immunology Unit, Oxford University, UK
Prof Andreas Diefenbach, Director Institute of Microbiology, Infectious Disease and Immunology, Charite Berlin & Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin, Germany
Dr Stefano Pluchino, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair and MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, Cambridge, UK
Dr Yvonne Dombrowski, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Immuno-nutrition in Health and Disease

Dr Fiona McGillicuddy, Conway Fellow and Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow University College Dublin, Ireland
Prof Lothar Rink, Director Institute of Immunology, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Germany
Prof Martin Hewison, Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham, UK
Dr Emeir McSorley, Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health, Ulster University, Northern Ireland

Virus Infections of the Respiratory Tract

Prof Clare Lloyd, Faculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, UK 
Prof Marc B. Hershenson, MD, Huetwell Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan Medical School, USA 
Dr Fiona Culley, Faculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, UK 

Friday 14 June 2019

Innate Lymphoid Cells

Prof Padraic Fallon, Translational Immunology Group, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Dr Matt Hepworth, Manchester Immunology Group, Manchester, UK
Dr Tim Halim, Cambridge Immunology Network, University of Cambridge, UK
Dr Rebecca Ingram, Centre for Experimental Medicine, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Symposium Awards Ceremony 

Abstract submission

Delegates are encouraged to submit abstracts on their work for presentation at the meeting. A small number of abstracts will be selected for short talks and there will be a prize for the best oral and poster presentation. Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words and should be submitted via our Google Docs form. The abstract submission deadline is 17 May 2019.


Online registration is now open. Registration is free but you must register to ensure your place is booked. Registration will close two days before the event.

Corporate sponsors

Our thanks to the following sponsors for supporting this event.



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


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