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Inflammation at barrier sites

BSI event
Gut microbe. Image credit: NIAID
Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, UK
In person
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This two-day event hosted by the BSI Inflammation Affinity Group and BSI Greater Manchester Immunology Group will cover mechanisms underpinning inflammation and immunity in the gut, lung and skin.

Please follow @bsicongress on Twitter and check the event hashtag #BarrierInflammation2023 for updates.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission has now closed. 


Confirmed speakers

Keynote speakers: Professor Dame Fiona Powrie (University of Oxford) and Professor Muzz Haniffa (Wellcome Sanger Institute). 

Gut session

  • Dr Shai Bel, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Dr Mahima Swamy, University of Dundee, UK
  • Dr Neil McCarthy, QMUL, UK

Lung session

  • Professor Rob Snelgrove, Imperial College, UK
  • Dr Calum Bain, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Dr Emma Chambers, QMUL, UK

Skin session

  • Professor Jessica Strid, Imperial College, UK
  • Dr Heidi Kong, NIH, USA
  • Dr Jo Konkel, University of Manchester, UK


Registration is now open! Click here to register.

If one of the following categories apply to you, please contact for a discount code prior to registering. For BSI members in the Early Career/Clinician in training, Postgraduate or Senior categories, your discount will be applied automatically if you are logged in to your account.

  • Member - discounted membership/rate
  • Non-member - Postgraduate
  • Non-member - Discounted
  BSI member  Non-member
Full £75 £115
Early Career/Clinician in training (read the criteria) £75 £115
Postgraduate (anyone studying a PhD or Masters) £45 £80*
Senior (Retired) (read the criteria) - £80*
Discounted membership/rate (read the criteria) £45* £80*
Undergraduate (membership is free) £25 -

Registration fees include VAT

*If this fee applies to you, please contact for a discount code prior to registering.

BSI grants to support your attendance

As part of our career development package, we have two grants available to BSI members to support your attendance at this event. 

  • BSI Regional & Affinity Group Conference Grants: BSI members can apply for up to £200 to contribute towards their travel costs in attending this conference. In this scheme, we have 10 grants available for this conference and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible BSI members. Deadline: Wednesday 5 April. Find out more and apply.
  • BSI Regional & Affinity Group Carers' Grants: BSI members can apply for up to £200 to contribute towards extra care arrangements costs they incur during the conference, for example, childcare costs, or for additional care for the applicant themselves. Deadline: Wednesday 5 April. Find out more and apply.

Thank you to our sponsors who are supporting this event

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact our Head of Events & Conferences, Jane Sessenwein, at