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The STEM Village immunology seminar series

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The STEM Village endeavours to create a platform to improve visibility of the LGBTQ+ STEM community around the world.

Their platform improves the visibility of the international LGBTQ+ STEM community by providing opportunities for LGBTQ+ people to showcase their research to the wider fields of science, technology, engineering and maths.


The STEM Village Immunology Seminar Series will bring together LGBTQ+ immunologists from around the world to share their research with the wider immunology community and beyond. We encourage you to register online for these seminars.

The schedule is as follows:

2 October | Fränze Progatzky, Francis Crick Institute/Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford, UK
Regulation of Barrier Tissue Immunity by Peripheral Glia

9 October | David Posner, University of Cambridge, UK
Is Parkinson's disease driven by T cells? 

9 October | Kevin Ng, Rockefeller University, USA
Germinal centre responses to tumour antigens

16 October | Hind Hussein, KU Leuven, Belgium
IBS is not all in your head, it’s also in your immune system

23 October | No talk this date

30 October | Carlos Minutti, Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal
Distinct ontogenetic lineages dictate cDC2 heterogeneity

30 October | Cristian Beccaria, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy
Unraveling B Cell Dynamics Landscape in the Liver

6 November | Mariana P. Marmorato, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Severe Yellow Fever Infection Promotes Disarrangement of Spleen White Pulp and Outburst of Antibody-Secreting Cells

6 November | David Bending, University of Birmingham, UK
Lag3 and PD-1 are pivotal checkpoints in controlling CD4+ T cell TCR signal duration

13 November | Jui-Lin Chen, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Humoral Responses Induced by Self-assembling Peptide Supramolecular HIV Vaccine

13 November | Dennis Hoving, Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands
Polysaccharide-specific B cell immunity in Pneumococcal vaccination and infection

20 November | Yannick Alexandre, Peter Doherty Institute, Australia
A diverse fibroblastic stromal cell landscape in the spleen directs tissue homeostasis and immunity

20 November | Tara Sutherland, University of Aberdeen, UK
Interplay between the extracellular matrix and our immune system in lung pathology

27 November | James Pearson, Cardiff University, UK
How time-of-day alters immune responses in Type 1 diabetes

27 November | Luke Roberts, University of Manchester, UK
Unraveling MicroRNA Regulation of Intestinal Innate Lymphoid Cells

4 December | No talk this date

11 December | C. Eduardo Guerra Amorim, California State University Northridge, USA
How Past Pandemics Shaped the Evolution of the Human Immune System - Lessons from Ancient Genomes

11 December | Juan Quintana, University of Manchester, UK
Is sleeping sickness an autoimmune disorder?