Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium 2019

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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

9 Queen Street



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We are very pleased to announce that this year's Symposium will return to the newly remodelled conference suite at the Royal College of Physicians on Queen Street.

As in previous years we will be presenting a showcase of the world-class infectious disease research in Edinburgh, and very much hope that you will be able to join us. There is no charge for attendance.

Poster presentations

One of the highlights of the symposium are the poster sessions. We encourage all students and postdocs to bring posters, and there will prizes of £100 for the best posters presented in each category.

Confirmed speakers

Mark Blaxter (School of Biological Sciences) – Evolution of the filarial nematode-Wolbachia symbiont system

Lisa Boden (Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security) Risk and long-term future resilience to disease outbreaks

Eleanor Gaunt (The Roslin Institute) – The role of CpG dinucleotides in regulating virus replication kinetics

Sander Granneman - Unravelling post-transcriptional regulatory networks in pathogenic S. aureus.

Ross Houston (The Roslin Institute) – Genetic basis of disease resistance in fish

David Longbottom (Moredun Research Institute) – Chlamydia infection in sheep

Jenny Regan (School of Biological Sciences) – Sex differences in the innate immune system

Edward Wallace (School of Biological Sciences) – Fungal pathogenesis

Claire Mackintosh (Regional Infectious Diseases Unit, Western General Hospital) – Antibiotic use in primary care

Sarah Walmsley (Centre for Inflammation Research) – Regulation of neutrophil apoptosis by hypoxia

Ker Memorial Lecturer - Sharon Peacock

We are delighted that Professor Sharon Peacock from University College London will give the Ker Memorial Lecture.

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Closing drinks reception

The day will close with a drinks reception, to which all are most warmly invited.

Photographary at the event

Please note that photographs may be taken at the Symposisum. Please let organisers know if you do not wish to be included in any pictures.


To help with managing participant numbers, please cancel your booking through Eventbrite at least 48 h before the symposium if you are no longer able to attend.

Registered participants who fail to show up on the day without informing the organisers will be charged £20 to cover costs.

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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

9 Queen Street



United Kingdom

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Organiser Edinburgh Infectious Diseases

Organiser of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium 2019

Executive Manager Edinburgh Infectious Diseases

GA.57 Ashworth Laboratories,

University of Edinburgh, Kings Buildings

West Mains Road, EDINBURGH, EH9 3JT

email:  hilary.snaith@ed.ac.uk, phone:  0131 651 3688

website:  http://www.eid.ed.ac.uk

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