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Mathematical modelling in immunology: challenges for human immunology

Microsoft Research Lab, Cambridge, UK
Thursday, 7 June, 2018 - 10:00 to Friday, 8 June, 2018 - 16:30


The British Society for Immunology's Mathematical Modelling Affinity Group is pleased to bring you 'Mathematical modelling in immunology: challenges for human immunology' taking place on 7-8 June 2018 in Cambridge, UK. 

The aim of this two-day international workshop is to bring together scientists working in the areas of experimental and theoretical immunology, to discuss current challenges on human immunology. The main goals of the meeting will be:

  • to bring together researchers and clinicians from a variety of backgrounds to discuss the importance of modelling and mathematical approaches in immunology
  • to encourage inter-disciplinary (specifically mathematics and immunology) discussions in order to guide the development of new mathematical models, given the experimental and clinical data
  • to expose post-graduate students, working in this area, to current immunological challenges and open questions.

Invited speakers:

  • Membrane sensing and remodelling during the immune synapse: A spatiotemporal modulation tale of lipid packing, mobility, and collective assembly
    Jorge Bernardino de la Serna, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
  • Miles Carroll, Public Health England
  • Combining computational modelling, cellular biochemistry and structural biology to investigate peptide selector function of MHC I molecules 
    Tim Elliott, University of Southampton
  • Targeting regulatory t cells for therapeutic gain: Means and mechanisms
    Sergio Quezada, University College London
  • Boosting our “cytokinenome” with engineered synthetic cytokines
    Ignacio Moraga Gonzalez, University of Dundee
  • Haemopoietic stem cell transplantation : a mathematical model of immunology
    Paul Moss, University of Birmingham
  • Julia Newton-Bishop, University of Leeds


Delegates are encouraged to submit abstracts on their work for presentation at the meeting. Abstracts will be selected for short oral and poster presentations. Abstracts of a maximum of 250 words should be submitted to before the extended abstract submission deadline 29 May 2018.


Online registration is now open for this event. There is a limited capacity, so please register early to avoid disappointment. 


Registration fees

BSI Member (Full & Early Careers) £50
BSI Member (Postgraduate, PhD & Masters) £25
BSI Member (Concessionary) £25
Non-Member £100
Non-Member (Student & Concessionary) £50


The BSI gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their support.