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UCL Infection, Immunology and Inflammation Symposium 2016

UCL Personalised Medicine Domain

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (GMT)

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UCL Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (III) Symposium 2016

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Venue: UCL Institute of Education (UCL IoE)


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 have registered 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. 

 


 

This event, held in partnership with UCLPartners, will bring researchers together from across UCL, Queen Mary University Of London (QMUL) and beyond, enabling cross-disciplinary interaction and encouraging new collaborations.

Eminent speakers from UCL and QMUL 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 see the programme and full abstract competition guidelines below.

The deadline for submitting abstracts has now passed.

Let us know you’ve reserved your place or tell us what you’re most looking forward to seeing at the event by tweeting us @UCL_SLMS using the hashtag #UCLIIISym 

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.

Final Programme:

09.00-09.30        

Registration

09.30-09.35 Welcome and introduction by Professor Hans Stauss 
Chair, UCL III Symposium Organising Committee, Chair, UCLPartners III Theme, Director, UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, and Co-Director, UCL Division of Infection and Immunity
09.35-10.35

Session one - Integration of pathogen and human genomic sequencing 

Chair: Professor David Abraham
Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, Head of the UCL Research Department of Inflammation, and co-Director of the Centre for Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Diseases 

 

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

- Host-pathogen sequencing provides insight into the pathogenesis of varicella zoster virus in skin and neurons

  Professor William Wade
Professor of Oral Microbiology, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London

The human oral microbiome in health and disease
 

Professor Harry Hemingway
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Director of The Farr Institute, London, and Director of the UCL Institute of Health Informatics Research
- Big data and electronic health records

10.35-10.40

An Introduction to UCLB: Intellectual Property Exploitation and its relevance to UCL’s Infection, Immunology and Inflammation research community

Dr Barny Cox, Senior Business Manager

10.40-11.05   

Networking and poster exhibition

11.05-12.05

Session two - Basic immunology

Chair: Professor Daniel Pennington
Professor of Molecular Immunology, Centre Lead for Immunobiology, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London  

  Dr Melania Capasso
Senior Lecturer, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London  

What voltage-gated proton channels do in normal and malignant B cells
 

Professor Arne Akbar
Professor of Immunology and Head of the Immunosenescence Research Group, UCL Division of Infection & Immunity

The convergence of senescence and nutrient sensing pathways in immunity 

  Dr Benedict Seddon
Reader in Immunology, UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation

Sauces and mixtures - recipes for long term maintenance of CD4 memory
12.05-13.05

Lunch and poster exhibition 

13.05-14.20  

Session three - Early career researcher presentations

Chair: Professor Emma Morris
Professor of Clinical, Cell and Gene Therapy, UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, and Director, UCLH/UCL NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Inflammation, Immunity & Infection Research Theme 

 

Dr Deborah Chong    
Research Associate, Centre for Inflammation & Tissue Repair, UCL Division of Medicine
The role of platelet-derived TGFβ in pulmonary fibrosis

 

Dr Julie Demaret     
Post doctorate research associate, Centre for Immunobiology, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London

Alterations of neutrophil functions during sepsis-induced immunosuppression 

 

Dr Neil McCarthy
Post-doctoral research scientist, Centre for Immunobiology, Blizard Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London

Human antigen-presenting γδ T-cells promote IL-22 production in naïve and intestinal memory CD4+ T-cells in a TNF-α and ICOSL-dependent manner

 

Dr Madhvi Menon
Postdoctoral Research Associate, UCL Division of Medicine

Abnormal crosstalk between regulatory B cells and plasmacytoid dendritic cells contributes to the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus

 

Dr Laura Pallett
Postdoctoral Research Associate, UCL Division of Infection & Immunity

Upregulation of nutrient transporters in the metabolic reprogramming of antiviral T cells

 

Dr Louise Webb  
Research Associate, Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, UCL Division of Infection & Immunity

Redundant and non-redundant roles for NF-kB during thymocyte development and maturation of new T cells

14.20-15.20

Session four - Immunotherapy

Chair: Professor Federica Marelli-Berg
BHF Chair of Cardiovascular Immunology, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London 

                                               Dr Claire Booth
Wellcome Trust Early Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Immunology, UCL GOSH Institute of Child Health

- T cell gene therapy for X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP)
 

Dr Claire Roddie
UCL Cancer Institute
- An update on cellular therapies

  Professor Adrian Martineau
Professor of Respiratory Infection and Immunity, Queen Mary University of London

- Vitamin D in the prevention and treatment of respiratory disease
15.20-15.50  

Networking and poster exhibition

15.50-16.50

Session five - Inflammation and tissue repair

Chair: Professor Massimo Pinzani
Professor of Medicine, Sheila Sherlock Chair of Hepatology, and Director, UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health 

  Dr William Alazawi
Reader in Hepatology, Centre for Immunobiology, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London

- Stat2 is a pivotal regulator of inflammation 
 

Dr Helen Lachmann
Reader, National Amyloidosis Centre, UCL Division of Medicine
- Late onset CAPS and somatic mosaicism

  Dr Simon Yona
Senior Research Associate, UCL Division of Medicine

- Human mononuclear phagocyte kinetics in health and disease
16.50-17.00 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
17.00-17.05   Closing remarks by Professor Hans Stauss 
Chair, UCL III Symposium Organising Committee, Co-Director, UCL Division of Infection & Immunity, and Director, UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation
17.05-18.00

Networking drinks reception


Abstract Competition:

  • The abstract competition is open to early career researchers (ECRs), i.e. those in the early stages of their research career. We encourage you to use a self-defining definition of whether you identify as an ECR, but our general guidance is PhD candidates and post-doc researchers who do not have a permanent position. Note that there is no age limit here. 
  • The deadline for submitting abstracts has now passed.
  • If you are one of the top-scoring six applicants, you will be notified by Friday 14 October 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 14 October with further instructions for printing and submitting your poster. 
  • All posters MUST be printed in portrait and must not exceed A0 size (84.1 x 118.9cm).
  • The winners of the poster and presentation competitions will then be announced and rewarded at the end of the Symposium, before the drinks reception. 

 

3Rs prize

This year there is an annual prize for science or technology development which supports the replacement, reduction and refinement (the 3Rs) of animals in research. The prize, a £100 Amazon voucher, is sponsored by the NC3Rs. For definitions of the 3Rs see https://www.nc3rs.org.uk/the-3rs

Poster and oral presenters wishing to be considered for this prize should clearly articulate in their poster or presentation the scientific or technological innovations that have led to 3Rs impacts, including how you have disseminated this to your colleagues, collaborators and peers where appropriate. Where possible, metrics (for example from your own lab or work) should be included to indicate the scale of impact. 

 


 

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, Immunity and Inflammation (III) Programme.

 

 

Many thanks to our sponsors for their generous support. 



 

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UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
WC1H 0AL London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (GMT)


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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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