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Oxford Immunology Symposium 2022

Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, UK

The BSI Oxford Immunology Group is pleased to collaborate with the University of Oxford Immunology Network to present a one-day showcase of the fantastic immunology research happening across Oxford. With a diverse range of disciplines and technologies on display, from fundamental biology, infection and imaging to systems immunology, experimental medicine and therapeutics, there will be plenty of opportunity for cross-disciplinary collaboration and networking.

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08:30–09:30 | Registration 

09:30–09:40 | Welcome address – Professor Paul Klenerman, Nuffield Department of Medicine

Session 1: 
Chairs: Professor Paul Klenerman and Caitlin O’Brien-Ball, Radcliffe Department of Medicine
09:40–10:10 | Professor Tim Elliott, Nuffield Department of Medicine, (invited speaker)
                          Combining computational modelling, structural biology and immunology to
                           understand antigen processing

10:10–10:40 | Dr Eileen Parkes, Department of Oncology (invited speaker)
                           cGAS STING signalling in cancer  
10:40–11:00 | Dan Hudson, University of Oxford  (Selected short talk)
                            Machine-learning and statistical inference of antigen specificity of T cells
                            from multi-omic bulk and single cell data 

11:00–11:30 | Refreshment break

11:30–11.50  | Eros Marin, University of Oxford (Selected short talk)
                           Asparagine availability and asparagine synthetase regulate germinal centre B cell differentiation
11:50–12:20 | Dr Sumana Sanyal, Dunn School (invited speaker)
                           Role of ISGylation in macrophage responses to infection
12:20–13:00 | Lightning poster talks

13:00–14:30 | Lunch with poster viewing

Session 2: 
Chairs: Dr Adriana Tomic, Oxford Vaccine Group and Professor Mark Coles, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology
14:30–15:00 | Dr Anita Milicic, Jenner Institute (invited speaker)
                           Vaccine modalities for a more effective immunisation  
15:00–15:20 | Dorothee Berthold, University of Oxford (Selected short talk)
                           IRF5-dependent activation of neutrophils as the bottleneck of intestinal inflammation 
15:20-15:40 | Dana Costigan, University of Oxford (Selected short talk)
                           The Gastrointestinal Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2

15:40-16:00 | Refreshment break

16:00–16:30 | Professor Kevin Foster, Department of Zoology/Biochemistry (invited speaker)
                           Competition and cooperation in the microbiome  
16:30–17:00 | Professor Fiona Powrie, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (invited speaker)
                           Translating immunology into new therapies for IBD 

17:00–17:10 | Poster prize-giving

17:10–18:30 | Networking reception and close


This event is now full. Please email if you want to be added to the waiting list.

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 and 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: Friday 18 March. Find out more and apply >
  • BSI Regional and 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 during the conference. Deadline: Friday 18 March. Find out more and apply >

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