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One-Day Masterclass in Basic Immunology with Abul K Abbas

Imperial College London, Rothchild Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, Wright-Fleming Institute, School of Medicine, St Mary's Hospital Campus, Praed Street, Paddington, London W2 1PG


The BSI’s London Immunology Group is delighted to welcome one of the world’s most eminent immunologists, Professor Abul K. Abbas (University of California San Francisco) for the event 'One-Day Masterclass in Basic Immunology – from fundamental principles to recent advances'. His research is focused on immunological tolerance and autoimmunity, the roles of different cytokines and T-cell subsets in autoimmune disease and the function of regulatory T cells. He is also the senior editor of the “Basic Immunology” and “Cellular & Molecular Immunology” text books.  

Prof Abbas’s masterclass is aimed at clinicians and scientists from broad backgrounds, working in immunological research and seeking an overview of the field. Preference will be given to clinical and research fellows and graduate students. Topics will include introduction to the immune system, antigen presentation, cell activation, T cell subsets, B cells and antibodies, tolerance and regulation.




9:00 Registration
9:15 Introduction to the Immune System 
9:45 Innate Immunity 
10:45 Break
11:00 Dendritic Cells and Antigen Presentation 
11:45 T Cell Activation, Costimulation and Inhibition 
12:45 Lunch 
13:30 CD4 T Cell Subsets, Cytokines 
14:15 B Cells and Antibodies 
15:00 Break
15:20 Immune Regulation and Tolerance 
16:20 Cancer Immunity and Immunotherapy 
17:20 Reception 


This event is currently full. Please email if you would like to be added to the waiting list. BSI membership provides you with many benefits that can help you progress your career. Fees include attendance, tea/coffee, a light lunch and a networking reception.

BSI Member Full & Early Careers


BSI Member Postgraduate member (PhD & Masters)


BSI Member Concessionary member (includes parental leave career breaks, retired, emeritus retired)


Non-Member Full & Early Careers


Non-Member Postgraduate (PhD & Masters)


Non-Member Concessionary member (includes parental leave career breaks, retired, emeritus retired)


Undergraduate (membership is free)



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