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Visualising immunology

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Human neutrophils
London, UK
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In situ visualisation of immune cells within their local microenvironment has been key in expanding our understanding of their functions and movement in homeostasis and disease. Advances in imaging tools and high content data analysis have been a turning point in revealing spatial and temporal relationships between cells and their surroundings, tissue signals and regulatory networks that control their fate, with much left to uncover.
The BSI London Immunology Group (LIG) will be hosting and organising a one-day meeting, at the Holiday Inn London – Bloomsbury, that will bring together speakers with expertise in the imaging field in a range of settings of the immune response. Delegates are invited to submit abstracts for posters and invited talks, making this a great opportunity for early career researchers to present and discuss their work.

As part of this year's meeting, London Immunology Group would also like to invite you to take part in their imaging competition! The field has grown a lot in the last few years primarily driven by technological advances and has allowed us to visualise the immune system like never before. This is your chance to brag about the best picture you have captured! The Group encourages you to submit your most creative immunology pictures - they don't have to be linked to a publication or a research aim and can be taken using any imaging technology available. Submit your image by completing this form by Sunday 7 July for a chance to win a £100 prize! The Group will also be showcasing their favourite images on their X account.
Follow @bsicongress and @London_immuno and check the event hashtag #VisualisingImmuno24 for updates.

Abstract submission has now closed. 


08:30 | Registration and refreshments

09:15 | Welcome

Session 1

Chairs: Louisa James, Queen Mary University of London, UK,  Kyle Mincham, Imperial College London, UK and Ricardo Sainz, Institute of Cancer Research, UK

09:30 | Invited speaker: Professor Daniel Davis (Imperial College London, UK)
Watching Immune Cells Kill

10:00 | Selected short talk: Dr Scott Philip Davies (University of Birmingham, UK)
Multiple imaging strategies reveal the mechanism of cell-in-cell structure formation of CD8+ T cells within biliary epithelial cells 

10:15 | Invited speaker: Professor Paul Klenerman (University of Oxford, UK)
Spatial imaging of T cells in the GI tract

10:45 | Sponsor short talk: Sam Benton (ProImmune Ltd., UK)
Closing the Gap with Ankyrons™ – Imaging Reagents Beyond Antibodies

11:00 | Refreshments and networking

Session 2

Chairs: Laura Pallett, University College London, UK, Johannes Schroth, Queen Mary University of London, UK and Will Traves, Imperial College London, UK 

11:25 | Invited speaker: Professor Gillian Griffiths (University of Cambridge, UK)
The remarkable intracellular dynamics of CTL-mediated killing

11:55 | Selected short talk: Olga Margaritaki (University of Oxford, UK)
Deciphering Supramolecular Attack Particle 3D Structure and Biogenesis in Cytotoxic Lymphocytes

12:10 | Selected short talk: Jakub Kubiak (University College London, UK)
Using highly multiplexed immunohistochemistry to characterise immune cell populations during ocular inflammation in mouse models and archived human FFPE samples

12:25 | Selected short talk: Dr Diana Elena Matei (University College London, UK)
Sexual dimorphism in extrafollicular B cell responses contributes to female-biased experimental lupus

12:40 | Sponsored short talk: Frank Heuts, High End Instruments and Applications Specialist (BD Biosciences, UK)
BD FACSDiscover™ S8 Cell Sorter
See what you sort
Sort what you see

12:55 | Lunch break, posters and networking

Session 3

Chairs: George Finney, University College London, UK, Katie Flaherty, Kings College London, UK and Stephanie Kucykowicz, University College London, UK

14:30  | Invited speaker: Dr Ilaria Malanchi (Francis Crick Institute, UK)
Cancer induced tissue regeneration and metastasis

15:00 | Selected short talk: Dr Jennifer Shelley (Imperial College London, UK)
Investigating the role of B cells and tertiary lymphoid structures for immune surveillance in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

15:15 | Selected short talk: Dr Diana Shinko (UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, UK)
Visualising the interaction of CD96 with its ligand CD155    

15:30 | Keynote speaker: Professor Scott Mueller (Doherty Institute, Melbourne)
Tools for dissecting the tissue contexts of immunity

16:15 | Closing remarks and prizes

16:30 | Drinks reception

18:00 | Meeting close


Registration is open, book your place here.

BSI members benefit from reduced registration fees at this meeting and other BSI events, as well as free access to our journals, grants, career development activities and much more. You can sign up to become a member online. For current BSI members, your reduced fee will be applied automatically if you are logged in to your account. All fees include VAT.

 BSI memberNon-member
Early Career/Clinician in training (read the criteria£45£75
Postgraduate (anyone studying a PhD or Masters)£30£50*
Senior (retired) (read the criteria)£30£50
Discounted membership/rate (read the criteria£30*£50*
Undergraduate (membership is free)£10-

*If this fee applies to you, please contact for a discount code prior to registering.

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 & 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 21 June 2024. Find out more and apply.
  • BSI Regional & 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. Deadline: Friday 21 June 2024. Find out more and apply.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is closed.


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