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UCL Infection, Immunology and Inflammation Domain and UCL Partners Symposium 3rd October 2011

University College London

London, United Kingdom

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UCL Infection, Immunology and Inflammation Domain and UCL Partners Symposium

3rd October, Sir William Wells Atrium, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF POSTER ABSTRACTS: FRIDAY 26 AUGUST

 

Preliminary Programme

 

Times              Events

  9.00 am         Coffee/tea

  9.15 am         Welcome and introduction

                        Prof David Fish, Managing Director, UCL Partners

                       

Session 1     Innate immunity: antibodies, infection and inflammation

                        Chair: Dr  Anthony Antoniou, Research Dept of Immunology

9.30 am          Prof Michael Ehrenstein:The importance of natural IgM; scavenger,

protector  and regulator

 9.50 am          Prof Derek Gilroy: Transcriptomic analysis of macrophages found during the

                        resolution of acute inflammation

10.10 am         Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi: Transcriptional profiling of host-pathogen

                        interactions

10.30 am         Dr Jerry Brown: Streptococcus pneumoniae - capsular serotype and 

                        virulence potential

10.50 am         Break (refreshments will be served)

 

Session 2       Infection and antimicrobial strategies

                        Chair: Prof Judy Breuer, MRC-UCL Centre for Molecular Virology

11.20 am         Prof Brian Henderson: Bacterial moonlighting proteins: Unexpected virulence

                        factors and potential therapeutic targets

11.40 am         Prof Mala Maini: Boosting sustained antiviral control in HBV by targeted

                        reversal of key tolerising mechanisms

12.00 pm         Prof Gabriel Waksman: Fiber formation at the outer membrane of        

                        Gram-negative bacterial pathogens

12.20 pm         Prof Deenan Pillay: Clinical and epidemiological implications of HIV

                        evolution

 

12.40 pm         Lunch Break and posters (refreshments will be served)

 

Session 3       Inherited diseases of the immune system

                        Chair: Prof Bobby Gaspar, ICH Molecular Immunology Unit

   1.40 pm        Prof Adrian Thrasher: Gene therapy for immunodeficiency

   2.00 pm        Prof Bodo Grimbacher: Mendelian traits for the susceptibility to fungal

infections  in humans.

   2.20 pm        Prof Tony Segal: Molecular causes of Crohn’s disease

   2.40 pm        Dr Helen Lachmann: IL-1 mediated disease – what have we learnt from

                        treating patients?

  3.00 pm         Tea and simultaneous poster discussion groups

 

Session 4       Understanding T cells: from epigenetics to therapy

                        Chair: Prof Lucy Wedderburn, ICH Rheumatology Unit

   3.40 pm         Dr Richard Jenner: Transcriptional control of T-cell identity and

differentiation.

   4.00 pm        Prof Arne Akbar: Reversible senescence in human memory T cells

   4.20 pm        Dr Virginia Calder: The effect of immunotherapy on T cell cytokines in 

                        inflammatory diseases of the eye

   4.40 pm        Prof Hans Stauss:  Gene transfer to define T cell specificity and function

   5 .00pm        Close:

Poster prize and networking reception

 

 

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NW3 2QG

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