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BSI Congress 2022 prize winners

There are a number of prizes available to award excellence for oral and poster presentations at the British Society for Immunology Congress 2022, which took place in Liverpool from 5 to 8 December. Our congratulations go to all the winners listed below.

BSI Congress 2022 Bright Sparks in Immunology winners
Bright Sparks winners pictured with our Education & Careers Secretary, Dr Donald Palmer

Bright Sparks in Immunology

Sponsored by Miltenyi Biotec

Congratulations to the winners of our Bright Sparks sessions at the British Society for Immunology Congress 2022. This event took place on the first afternoon of BSI Congress 2022 and aims to showcase the research of early career researchers as well as providing them with the experience of giving talks about their work to a large audience. The 2022 winners are:

PhD category

  • First place: Fabian Fischer, University of Oxford, UK – TBK1 and IKKe act like a master break to limit premature inflammatory cell death pathways in activated macrophages
  • Second place: Chi Hao Thomas Yip, CRUK Cambridge Institute, UK – Group 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells influence pancreatic stromal cell composition in homeostasis and pancreatic cancer
  • Third place: Mariana Pereira da Costa, Francis Crick Institute, UK – CXCR4 downregulation is a critical checkpoint for bone marrow exit of dendritic cell progenitors at steady state and inflammation

Postdoc category

  • First place: Dr Lauren Evans, King's College London, UK – CD1d-dependent rewiring of lipid metabolism in macrophages regulates responses to innate signals
  • Second place: Dr Weidong Jing, Australian National University, Australia – Clostridium septicum alpha-toxin activates the NLRP3 inflammasome by engaging glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored proteins
  • Third place: Dr Hannah Bradford, University College London, UK – Thioredoxin pivots B cell responses towards an immunoregulatory fate by maintaining mitochondrial health and low oxidative stress

Poster prizes

Congratulations to the winners of the BSI Congress 2022 poster prizes, whose work was selected from over 700 posters presented at the conference.

The BSI journals

The BSI's official journals Clinical & Experimental Immunology, Immunotherapy Advances and Discovery Immunology were proud to sponsor four poster prizes. On behalf of all the editors, we extend our congratulations to the following winners:

Our special poster category, 'Education, public engagement and EDI' showcased the wide range of innovative techniques our members use within higher education immunology teaching, novel approaches to engaging with the public on immunology and best practice examples of promoting diversity and inclusion within immunology. Our congratulations go to the winner:

The Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology and Immunology & Cell Biology journal

We would like to thank the Australia and New Zealand Society for Immunology and their official journal Immunology & Cell Biology for co-sponsoring a poster prize. International collaboration between immunological societies is vital for fostering scientific exchange and building global networks. Together, we congratulate:

Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies

Finally, we would also like to thank the Federation of Clinical Immunological Societies (FOCIS) for kindly sponsoring one of our poster prizes. Together with FOCIS, we congratulate:

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

BSI Congress 2022 would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors. We would like to thank Beckman Coulter for sponsoring Poster session 1.

You can read the abstracts for all posters presented on the BSI Congress 2022 website.