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Mononuclear phagocytes in health and disease

An illustration of a dendritic cell
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London, UK


The BSI London Immunology Group is pleased to bring you their annual meeting in collaboration with the BSI Inflammation Affinity Group entitled ‘Mononuclear phagocytes in health and disease’ taking place on Wednesday 12 October 2022 at The Holiday Inn - Bloomsbury in London, UK.

This meeting will highlight the expanding interest in mononuclear phagocyte research regionally and across all of the UK, to showcase areas where monocytes, macrophages and conventional dendritic cells play an important role in maintaining tissue homeostasis and orchestrating tissue responses to infectious and inflammatory challenges. The meeting will feature high-profile speakers from academia and industry while providing poster and oral presentation opportunities for early career researchers.

You can follow updates via our events Twitter account @bsicongress, the BSI London Immunology Group's account @London_immuno and the official conference hashtag #BSIphagocytes22.

Abstract submission

Abstracts submission for this meeting is now closed. 





Welcome address

James Harker, Imperial College London

Carlos Minutti, The Francis Crick Institute

Chairs: George Finney, University College London and Louisa James, Queen Mary University of London


Type 1 conventional dendritic cells and plasmacytoid dendritic cells in antiviral immunity

Marc Dalod, Centre d’Immunologie de Marseilly-Luminy (CIML), France– invited speaker


Selected abstract


Specification of the type 2 conventional dendritic cell subsets starts in the bone marrow
Carlos Minutti, Francis Crick Institute – selected short talk


Refreshment break and meet the exhibitors

Chairs: Johannes Schroth, Queen Mary University of London, UK, Stephanie Kucykowicz, University College London, UK, Sarah Stanyon, UCB, Belgium


Mononuclear phagocytes at the skin immune barrier
Clare Bennett, University College London, UK– invited speaker


ALOX12-expressing macrophages promote efferocytosis and tissue repair via localized MCTR production

Duco Koenis, Queen Mary University of London, UK– selected short talk


Improving efferocytosis as a means to dampen chronic inflammation

Roel de Maeyer, University College London, UK - selected short talk


Investigating the role of monocytes in inflammageing

Emma Chambers, Queen Mary University of London – selected short talk




Exploring the role of intravascular monocytes and tissue macrophages in the kidney

Kevin Woolard, AstraZeneca, UK – invited speaker


Lunch, poster viewing and meet the exhibitors (poster viewing from 13:40–14:20)

Chairs: Carlos Minutti,  Fränze Progatzky, The Francis Crick Institute, UK


Th2 cells control tissue resident macrophage transition during nematode infection of the pleural cavity

Conor Finlay, Trinity College Dublin - invited speaker


IgM facilitates pleural macrophage lipid acquisition during type-2 infection & inflammation

Lucy Jackson-Jones, University of Lancaster, UK - Selected short talk


IL-4rα-dependent Lung Macrophage Responses To Helminths Increase Permissiveness To Gammaherpesvirus Infection

Georgios Petrellis, University of Liege, Belgium


Dendritic cells in asthma and respiratory viral infection

Hamida Hammad, VIB UGent, Belgium – Keynote speaker


Polling for 2023 meeting


Closing Remarks


Networking reception





Registration is open. Please read the full criteria for each registration type before registering. BSI members benefit from reduced registration fees at this meeting and other BSI events, as well as free access to our journals, grants, career development activities and much more. You can sign up to become a member online.

  BSI member  Non-member
Full £30 £50
Early Career/Clinician in training (read the criteria) £30 £50
Postgraduate (anyone studying a PhD or Masters) £20 £35
Senior (Retired) & discounted membership/rate (read the criteria) £20 £35
Undergraduate £10 *

Please note, the BSI membership categories have recently expanded. This includes an important expansion of the criteria for Early Career / Clinician in training membership which now includes those in the first seven years after completing a PhD, a new category for Senior (Retired) membership and discounted memberships for those on a career break, living in countries defined as a low-income economy and those with UK refugee status. If you’re a current BSI member, please make sure you’re on the right membership category before registering. If you have any questions, please email our membership team at

*If you are an undergraduate student, you will need to sign up as a BSI member before registering for an event. Undergraduate membership is free.

BSI grants to support your attendance at this event

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 £100 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 21 September. Find out more and apply.
  • BSI Regional & Affinity Group Carers' Grants: BSI members can apply for up to £100 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 21 September. Find out more and apply.

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