The BSI Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Tayside, and West of Scotland Immunology Groups welcome you to join us in the Perth Concert Hall, Perth, UK on Wednesday 2 March 2022 for our first joint symposium – SIGNET (Scottish Immunology Groups Network). SIGNET is a full-day in-person symposium that aims to bring together immunologists from across Scotland to share our research and foster new research networks and collaborations.
A strong focus of SIGNET is promoting early career researchers and eight oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts (two per group) in addition to a poster session with prizes available.
SIGNET will also feature a special public engagement session with BSI Public Engagement Secretary, Professor Donald Davidson (University of Edinburgh), and a public engagement fair to promote the fantastic engagement activities that have been developed by our members. You are welcome to submit a public engagement-based abstract for a poster presentation and/or if you are interested in featuring a public engagement activity, please contact Hannah.Bialic@glasgow.ac.uk for more information.
All BSI events will continue to prioritise the health and safety of our members, delegates and staff in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please read our COVID-19 guidance here.
Abstract submission has now closed. If you have any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
09:00–09:40 | Registration
09:40–09:50 | SIGNET 2022 opening
09:50–10:20 | Professor Matteo Iannacone, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
Functional biology of hepatic CD8+ T cells
10:30–10:50 | Dr Cecile Benezech, University of Edinburgh
Organisation of innate immune responses at the surface of visceral adipose tissues
10:50–11:10 | Networking break/posters
11:10–11:20 | Anna Andrusaite, University of Glasgow (Selected abstract)
Skewing of dendritic cell differentiation as an immunomodulatory strategy
in intestinal helminth infection
11:20–11:30 | Christopher Lucas, University of Edinburgh (Selected abstract)
Pannexin 1 drives efficient epithelial repair after tissue injury
11:30–11:50 | Dr Leo Carlin, Beatson Institute, University of Glasgow
Leukocyte dynamics in lung metastasis
11:50–12:00 | Henry McSorley, University of Dundee (Selected abstract)
The parasite-derived HpARI protein family can both suppress and amplify IL-33 responses
12:00–12:10 | Katie Smith, University of Edinburgh (Selected abstract)
The host-defence peptide cathelicidin is critical for the development of Th17 responses
in severe inflammatory disease
12:10–12:30 | Professor Heather Wilson, University of Aberdeen
Programming of macrophage phenotype and function by physical cues
12:30–14:00 | Lunch, networking, posters and public engagement session with
Professor Donald Davidson, University of Edinburgh (13.00–13.30)
14:00–14:10 | Chiara Pirillo, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute (Selected abstract)
TLR ligand co-transfer with antigen during influenza A infection effectively activates LN resident
conventional dendritic cells
14:10–14:20 | Amanpreet Singh Chawla, University of Dundee (Selected abstract)
Opposing roles of Granzymes A and B in the immune response to intestinal infection
14:20–14:30 | Catriona Walls, University of Aberdeen (Selected abstract)
Siglec-9 engagement attenuates ANCA-mediated neutrophil activation in vitro
14:30–14:40 | Tim Willinger, Karolinska Institutet (Selected abstract)
CD116+ fetal precursors migrate to the perinatal lung and give rise to
human alveolar macrophages
14:40–15:00 | Dr Ignacio Moraga Gonzalez, University of Dundee
Molecular and cellular determinants defining cytokines functional diversity
15:00–15:10 | Dr Ian Brotherick, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
CytoFLEX SRT: The CytoFLEX that sorts
15:10–15:40 | Networking break
15:40–15:45 | Professor Simon Milling, University of Glasgow
15:45–16:30 | Dr Tal Arnon, Kennedy Institute, Oxford
Humoral immunity in the lung
16:30–17:30 | Networking reception/posters
17:30 | Close
Registration is now closed. If you have any queries, please contact email@example.com.
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: Wednesday 9 February. 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: Wednesday 9 February. Find out more and apply >
Thank you to our sponsors
Principal sponsor: Beckman Coulter
If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, please contact our Head of Events, Jane Sessenwein, for more details.