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IIT Symposium and Pears Lecture 2019

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The UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation is hosting its annual symposium on Tuesday 18 June 2019 at the Royal Free Hospital

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International leaders will present the latest research developments in immunology, and we are delighted to announce that the 2019 Pears Lecture will be given by Professor Federica Sallusto from the Universita della Svizzere Italiana and ETH Zurich.

The conference provides an opportunity for scientists and clinicians to meet and learn about how research leads to novel therapies for patient benefit.

Programme:

09.00-09.30 Registration and Welcome Refreshments

09.30-09.35 Welcome and Introduction - Professor Hans Stauss, Director, UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation

09.35-10.50 SESSION 1 – Regulation of Immunity

Chair: Dr Becca Asquith, Imperial College London, Faculty of Medicine

• Dr Jessica Strid, Imperial College London - “The role of the IgE-FceRI axis in tissue immune surveillance”

• Dr Nieves Peltzer, UCL Cancer Institute - “Linear ubiquitination at the crossroad of cell death and inflammation”

• Dr George Kassiotis, The Francis Crick Institute - “Shaping of immunity by endogenous retroelements”

10.50-11.20 Networking Break - Poster and Sponsor Stand Viewing

11.20-12.35 SESSION 2 – Computational Immunology

Chair: Professor Lucy Wedderburn, UCL Institute of Child Heath

• Dr Laura McCoy, UCL Division of Infection and Immunity - “Neutralising antibodies in HIV”

• Omer Dushek, University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division - “Control of T cell responses by accessory receptors”

• Dr Menna Clatworthy, University of Cambridge - “Spatiotemporal immune topology of the human kidney revealed by single cell RNA sequencing”

12.35-13.35 Networking lunch - Poster and Sponsor Stand Viewing

13.35-14.50 SESSION 3 – ECR Presentations

Chair: TBC

• 5 oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts

14.50-15.20 Networking break - Poster and Sponsor Stand Viewing

15.20-16.35 SESSION 4 – Immune Cells in Tissues

Chair: TBC

• Professor Ronjon Chakraverty, UCL IIT

• Professor Ariberto Fassati, UCL Division of Infection and Immunity - “Transmissible cancers as a model to understand tumour regression”

• Dr Dominique Bonnet, The Francis Crick Institute - “Interdependence of AML and their niche: It takes two to tango”

16.35-17.15 Pears Lecture - Professor Federica Sallusto, Universita della Svizzere Italiana and ETH Zurich

17.15-17.20 Early Career Researcher Best Presentation and Best Poster Prize Announcement

17.20-17.30 Closing Remarks - Professor Hans Stauss, Director, UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation

17.30-18.00 Networking drinks reception

Submitted abstracts will be selected for presentation and prizes will be awarded for the best oral presentation and the best poster. Please see below for more details on the abstract competition.

Abstract Competition Guidelines:

  • Single page abstracts with titles should be submitted via email to Oliver Case (o.case@ucl.ac.uk)
  • The abstracts will be scored by the UCL IIT Symposium Organising Committee. The five top-scoring 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 selected, you will be contacted by the middle of June with full instructions for either your oral presentation or poster.
  • The winners of the poster and presentation competitions will then be announced and rewarded at the end of the Symposium, before the drinks reception.
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