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UCL Infection, Immunology and Inflammation Symposium 2015

UCL Personalised Medicine Domain

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (BST)

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UCL Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (III) Symposium 2015

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Venue: UCL Institute of Child Health (UCL ICH)

Online registration for this event is now closed.

Please note: this event has proven to be extremely popular so seats in the Lecture Theatre will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to those who secured a ticket online.

For those who have not registered online, it may still be worth coming to the venue on the day, as you may be able to gain entrance to the event if there are people who do not show up. Whilst it is likely that there will be 'no shows', there is obviously no way of us knowing for sure, so we are not able guarantee you admittance on the day. The event will also be live-streamed here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/live. The Stream ID for the event is uclive_standard

This event, held in partnership with UCLPartners, will bring researchers together from across UCL and beyond, enabling cross-disciplinary interaction and encouraging new collaborations.

Eminent speakers from UCL and our partner organisations will be presenting their ground-breaking work and answering your questions. 

We are also holding an abstract competition for early career researchers in both the basic and clinical sciences.

Please note: The deadline for submitting abstracts has now passed. 

Please see the programme and full abstract competition guidelines below.

A certificate of attendance is available to all attendees via UCL Life Learning for the purpose of recording learning hours. Please contact Jessica Grant after the Symposium if you would like a certificate. Please note, this is not an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event but the learning hours can be logged as part of your CPD record.

Programme:

09.00-09.30     Registration
 

09.30-09.35     Welcome and introduction by Professor Hans Stauss
Co-Director, UCL Division of Infection & Immunity, and Director, UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation
 

09.35-10.35     Session one - Immune pathology in tissues

Chair: Professor Mala Maini
Professor of Viral Immunology, UCL Division of Infection & Immunity

Professor Massimo Pinzani
Professor of Medicine, Sheila Sherlock Chair of Hepatology, and Director, UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health  
- Direct-acting antiviral drugs for chronic HCV infection: are fibrosis and cirrhosis reversible?

Professor Tom MacDonald
Professor of Immunology, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London   
- Proteolytic degradation of therapeutic antibodies in the inflamed gut

Professor Federica Marelli-Berg
Professor of Cardiovascular Immunology, and Head, Centre for Biochemical Pharmacology, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
- Breaking the area code: the molecular basis of T cell cardiotropism

 

10.35-11.00     Networking and poster exhibition
 

11.00-12.00     Session two - Inflammation

Chair: Professor David Abraham
Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, and Head, Research Department of Inflammation, UCL Division of Medicine

Professor Mike Ehrenstein
Professor of Experimental Rheumatology, UCL Division of Medicine 
- When rituximab is not enough: controlling B cells in SLE

Professor Alan Salama
Professor of Nephrology, Research Department of Internal Medicine, UCL Division of Medicine 
- Novel means of targeting ischaemia reperfusion in the kidney

Dr Virginia Calder
Senior Lecturer (Ocular Immunology), Research Department of Ocular Biology & Therapeutics, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology  
- In vivo models of inflammatory eye disease
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12.00-13.00     Lunch and poster exhibition
 

13.00-14.15     Session three - Early career researcher presentations

Chair: Professor Emma Morris
Professor of Clinical Cell and Gene Therapy, UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, UCL Division of Infection & Immunity

Kathryn Charlwood
PhD Student, Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London
A high cholesterol diet induces changes in intestinal inflammation and motility which are modulated by the gut microbiota

Emily Colbeck
CRUK funded PhD Student, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Biochemistry, Cardiff School of Medicine, Cardiff University
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Unravelling the role of regulatory T cells in T cell activation and high endothelial venule formation in tumour immunity

Dr Sheeja Krishnan
Research Fellow, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds
CD8+ T cell immune responses in humans: insights from mathematical and statistical modelling

Vitalijs Ovcinnikovs
PhD Student, UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, UCL Division of Infection & Immunity
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CTLA-4-mediated trans-endocytosis of CD80 and CD86 in control of T cell activation

Cristina Tommasi
PhD Student, Livingstone Skin Research Centre, Immunobiology Unit, Infection Immunity Inflammation and Physiological Medicine programme, UCL Institute of Child Health
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How do HPV and VZV viruses disrupt epidermal structure? The pivotal role of Kallikrein 6

Stuart Weston
PhD Student, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, UCL
InterFeron Inducible TransMembrane proteins (IFITMs) can restrict alphavirus infection

 

14.15-15.15     Session four - Host pathogen biology

Chair: Professor Judy Breuer
Professor of Virology, and Co-Director, UCL Division of Infection & Immunity, and Consultant Clinical Virologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Professor Greg Towers
Professor of Molecular Virology, UCL Division of Infection & Immunity
- Understanding HIV innate immune evasion mechanisms informs design of broad specificity antivirals

Professor Eleanor Riley
Professor of Infectious Disease Immunology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Infection, vaccination and NK cells

Professor Mauro Perretti
Professor of Immunopharmacology; Co-Director, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London; and Dean for Research and Research Impact, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
- Resolution pharmacology: Therapeutic innovation in inflammation

 

15.15-15.45     Networking and poster exhibition
 

15.45-16.45     Session five - System biology and diagnostics

Chair: Dr Benedict Seddon
Reader, UCL Division of Infection & Immunity and UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation

Dr Andrew Williams
Senior Research Associate, Centre for Inflammation and Tissue Repair, UCL Division of Medicine
- Interplay between coagulation signalling and neutrophilic inflammation

Dr Jenny Brookes
Senior Research Associate, London Centre for Nanotechnology
- Early detection of infectious disease: modelling 'capture' proteins in HIV and Influenza

Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi
Senior Lecturer, UCL Division of Infection & Immunity 
- Transcriptional bio-signatures in tuberculosis
 

16.45-16.55     Early career researcher prize presentation by Professor David Lomas    
UCL Vice-Provost (Health), Head of UCL School of Life & Medical Sciences, and Head of UCL Medical School

                                   

16.55-17.00     Closing remarks by Professor Hans Stauss 
Co-Director, UCL Division of Infection & Immunity, and Director, UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation
 

17.00-18.00     Networking drinks reception

 

Abstract Competition Guidelines:

  • The deadline for submitting abstracts is now passed.
  • The abstracts will be scored by the UCL III Symposium Organising Committee. The top-scoring six applicants will be invited to present their research to the 250-strong Symposium audience. The other selected applicants will be invited to create a poster of their abstract to display on the day.
  • If you are one of the top-scoring six applicants, you will be notified by Friday 18 September and asked to prepare a presentation about your abstract for the Symposium. Your presentation must include PowerPoint slides.
  • If your abstract is selected for the poster exhibition, you will be notified by Friday 18 September with further instructions for printing and submitting a poster.
  • All posters MUST be printed in portrait and must not exceed A1 size (59.4cm x 84.1cm).
  • The winners of the poster and presentation competitions will then be announced and rewarded at the end of the Symposium, before the drinks reception.

This event is being organised in association with National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University College London (BRC) Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (III) Programme.

 

biolegend

 

New England Biolabs

 

Cambridge Bioscience

Miltenyi Biotec

proteintech 

 

QIAGEN

 

 NIHR

UCL Enterprise

 

Many thanks to our sponsors for their generous support.

 

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Please note: There will be photographs taken during the symposium. In registering for this symposium you are agreeing that your image may be used in future UCL promotional material. 

Have questions about UCL Infection, Immunology and Inflammation Symposium 2015? Contact UCL Personalised Medicine Domain

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UCL Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
WC1N 1EH London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (BST)


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The Symposium is supported by the UCL Personalised Medicine Domain, which harnesses the breadth and depth of the personalised medicine research activity taking place across UCL and its partner hospitals, supporting the delivery of innovative patient-targeted medicines and therapies.

 

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