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Mucosal immunology

LT2, South Academic Block, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD


The British Society for Immunology's Wessex Immunology Group is pleased to bring you 'Mucosal immunology' taking place on Tuesday 26 June 2018 at Southampton, UK.

The format of the meeting will continue from our previous events and act as a catalyst for immunologists to gather and discuss the latest cutting edge immunological research through presentations from internationally recognised researchers combined with poster and oral presentations by early career researchers.


The full programme can be found below or downloaded as a pdf here

09:00-09:25   Registration, coffee & pastries

09:25-09:30   Welcome Address

09:30-10:15   Biofilms, chronic infection and mucosal immunology - Prof Jeremy Webb (University of Southampton)

10:15-11:00   The interaction between the intestinal microbiota and the host immune system - Dr Emily Thornton (University of Oxford)

11:00-11:30   Coffee/tea and posters

11:30-11:50   Cyclorama of the colon: Digital image processing technique based on high-resolution 3D computed tomographic data allows for novel perspective to study colorectal cancer - Mr Charalambos Rossides (University of Southampton)

11:50-12:10   Single cell transcriptomic analysis reveals a spectrum of immune activation in human epidermal Langerhans cells - Mr James Davies (University of Southampton)

12:10-12:55   Severity of inflammation modulates the extent of alpha-synuclein accumulation in the enteric nervous system -  Dr. Markus Britschgi (Roche)

12:55-14:00   Lunch and posters

14:00-14:45   Epithelial microbial interactions: inflammation and injury - Prof Sheena Cruickshank (University of Manchester)

14:45-15:05   A specific T-cell transcriptomic signature can be deconvoluted in silico and tracked in whole skin samples to reflect local skin disease state - Mr Kalum Clayton (University of Southampton)

15:05-15:25   Stratification of asthma by lipidomic profiling of the epithelial lining fluid - Dr Joost Brandsma (University of Southampton)

15:25-16:00   Coffee/tea and posters

16:00-16:45   Environmental control of pulmonary macrophage responsiveness during type 2 inflammation - Prof Andrew MacDonald (University of Manchester)

16:45-17:00   Closing remarks and awards

17:00-18:00   Wine and cheese reception



Postgraduate research students, postdoctoral researchers, clinical academic trainees and other research professionals are invited to submit an abstract on the meeting topic using the abstract template and following the guidelines below.

Selected abstracts will be shortlisted for oral or poster presentations by the Wessex Immunology Group Committee. Individuals will be notified of the nature of their presentation when the selection process has been completed by Friday 25 May 2018.

Abstract submission guidelines

  • Abstracts MUST be submitted on the abstract template
  • Abstracts should be prepared using 9 point Lucinda Sans font. 
  • Abstracts should take the form of a scientific abstract providing a detailed summary of your work (250 words maximum) 

Abstracts should be submitted to . NOTE: The submission deadline has been extended to 1200 noon on Friday 18 May 2018.

“Mucosal Immunology” can include any research that encompasses mucosal immunology, ranging from barrier immunology to the influence of microbiome on the immunological response to various infectious and inflammatory diseases.

Intellectual property issues
Please be aware that this conference is an open-meeting. As such, information that may form part of future patent applications or commercially-sensitive data should not be included in your abstract submission. Please ensure that you have permission from your supervisor before submitting your abstract.


This meeting is free to attend, however delegates are required to pre-register online.


The BSI and the Wessex Immunology Group would like to thank the following companies for their support of the meeting:









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