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Mathematical modelling in immunology: challenges for human immunology

Microsoft Research Lab, Cambridge, UK
Thursday, 7 June, 2018 to Friday, 8 June, 2018


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.


A pdf copy of the programme and abstracts can be downloaded here.

Thursday 7 June

10:00 Using transcriptomics to understand melanoma melanoma/host interaction and survival
Julia Newton-Bishop, University of Leeds
10:45 Characterising naturally acquired immunity to Ebola virus: implications for vaccine licensure
Miles Carroll, Public Health England
11:30 Probing the age structure within populations of B cells
Melissa Verheijen, University College London
12:15 Lunch
13:30 Immune reconstitution after cord blood transplant: the effects of subsampling
Teresa Attenborough, University College London
14:15 Mathematical models of stem cell-like memory cells
Jonas Mackerodt, Imperial College London
15:00 A novel stochastic multi-scale model of Francisella tularensis infection to predict risk of infection in a laboratory
Jonathan Carruthers, University of Leeds
15:45 Refreshment break
16:15 Mathematical modelling of cancer immunology: deterministic and stochastic considerations of receptor-ligand interactions
Joseph Egan, University of Southampton
17:00 Macrophage receptor diffusion in the cytoplasm
Remus Stana, University of Leeds
17:45 Close of day one
18:30 Congress dinner (open to all registered participants, pre-order required)
Station Tavern Cambridge

Friday 8 June

09:15 Combining computational modelling, cellular biochemistry and structural biology to investigate peptide selector function of MHC I molecules 
Tim Elliott, University of Southampton

Quantitative modelling as a systematic approach for drug combination evaluation in Immuno-Oncology
Giovanni Y Di Veroli, AstraZeneca

10:45 Refreshment break
11:15 Targeting regulatory t cells for therapeutic gain: Means and mechanisms
Sergio Quezada, University College London
12:00 Boosting our “cytokinenome” with engineered synthetic cytokines
Ignacio Moraga Gonzalez, University of Dundee
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Haemopoietic stem cell transplantation : a mathematical model of immunology
Paul Moss, University of Birmingham
14:15 Oncogene dysregulation through somatic mutation of noncoding DNA
Marc Mansour, University College London
15:00 Refreshment break
15:30 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)
16:15 Close


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.