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CMVM-SBS Symposium

University of Edinburgh

Monday, 20 November 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

CMVM-SBS Symposium

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General Admission 15 Nov 2017 Free  

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Session I — The Molecular Basis for Cancer, chair Frame

9:15 Luke Boulter CMVM — Repurposing Planar Cell Polarity to build a tumour stroma

9:30 Elise Cachat SBS — Synthetic tools to monitor cell-cell contact 

9:45 Duncan Sproul CMVM — Understanding mechanisms of epigenome dysfunction in cancer

10:00 Doug Houston SBS — Virtual approaches to early stage drug discovery

10:15 Margaret Frame CMVM — Exploiting cancer vulnerabilities; infiltrative invasion and immune evasion.



Session II — Interdisciplinary and Population Approaches, chair Walling


11:30 Neil Carragher CMVM — Advancing drug discovery through combined imaging and pathway profiling technologies

11:45 Luke McNallySBS How should we tackle multi-drug resistance evolution?

12:00 5 x 5 min talks with 15 minutes joint questions afterwards:

Sara Macias Ribela SBS — RNA and immunity of pluripotent ES cells

Mark Ditzel CMVM — Ubiquitin protein ligase UBR5 regulates Hedgehog signalling and tissue homeostasis

Philipp Voigt SBS — Histone Methylation Crosstalk at Developmental Genes

Andrew Finch CMVM — Marvellous Mitochondria: rewiring of mitochondrial metabolism under energetic stress

Dan Nussey SBS — Ageing in wild sheep


12:40 LUNCH


Session III — Inflammation and Infection, chair Schirmer

13:45 Veronique Miron CMVM — The rise and fall of microglia driving central nervous system regeneration

14:00 Matthew Taylor SBS — T-cell plasticity and decision making during helminth infections: tolerance versus protection

14:15 Cecile Benezech CMVM — The immune and inflammatory function of adipose tissue

14:30 Baojun Wang SBS — Missiled bacteriophages enable precise controlled removal of target infant gut pathogens



15:15 5 x 5 min talks with 15 minutes joint questions afterwards

Daniel Barker SBS — The 4273pi bioinformatics education project

Jenna Cash CMVM — Harnessing pro-resolving pathways to drive skin wound repair

Darren Obbard SBS — The phylogenetic distribution of Antiviral RNAi

Callum Bain CMVM — Environmental Adaptations: Tissue-specific Imprinting of Macrophage Behaviour

Amy Buck SBS — RNA and vesicle secretion by helminths: at the host interface 


15:55 Keynote Greg Towers (UCL) - HIV and activation of innate immune responses

16:45 Short summary/commentary and discussion


Organised by Paul McGuire, Anna Krzak, Craig Walling, Julie Fyffe and Eric Schirmer

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QMRI Henry Wellcome Lecture Theatre
47 Little France Crescent
EH16 4TJ Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Monday, 20 November 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

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