Skip to main content


Lecture Theatre 2, South Block, Southampton General Hospital Southampton, Southampton, SO16 6YD


The British Society for Immunology's Wessex Immunology Group is hosting their annual Spring Meeting on Wednesday 3 April 2019. The theme of the meeting is “Immunoregulation”.
The meeting will include any research that encompasses immunoregulation, whether it's activation or inhibition, and how this can be exploited to target the immune response to infectious and inflammatory diseases.

Achieving the correct level of activation of the immune system is pivotal for an optimal immune response to any event without any unwanted side effects. We will address how to achieve this correct level between interactions between B and T lymphocytes and macrophages/dendritic cells and how this can potentially can be exploited for therapeutic usage in the future.


The full programme will be available shortly. Confirmed speakers are:

  • Prof Aymen Al-Shamkhani (University of Southampton): Signals and molecules that regulate T cell activation and responses
  • Dr Deena Gibbons (King's College London): Immune development and regulation in the human neonate.
  • Dr Jazz K Sethi (University of Southampton): Regulation of inflammasome chronicity and metabolic disease development.
  • Prof Dietmar Zaiss (University of Edinburgh): Crosstalk between EGFR and TGFβ as a regulator of local inflammation.
  • Prof Marina Lynch (Trinity College Dublin): Why do microglia that accompany age- and amyloidosis-associated neuroinflammation become dysfunctional?



All postgraduate research students, postdoctoral researchers, clinical academic trainees and others who are working within any area of immunology are invited to submit an abstract using the template and following the guidelines, both attached. The deadline for abstract submission is midday, Friday 22 February 2019 and abstracts should be e-mailed to

We aim to promote networking among immunologists across the region and training in poster presentation skills for early career researchers and hence all abstracts with any immunological theme are eligible for the meeting.


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. 

BSI Members

 BSI Member - Full & Early Careers *


 BSI Member - Postgraduate (including PhD, Masters)


 BSI Member - Concessionary **



 Full & Early Careers *


 Postgraduate (including PhD, Masters)


 Concessionary **


 Undergraduate (membership is free)


*  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.


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


Become a member today

Click below to find out how to become a member.

Join the Society