Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium, May 2014

We were delighted to host the Third Annual Edinburgh Infectious Diseases symposium on Wednesday 21 May 2014 at the Royal College of Physicians, Queen Street, Edinburgh.

We had an excellent line up of speakers from across the Edinburgh Infectious Diseases network and we were very fortunate to have Prof Philippe Sansonetti from the Institut Pasteur in Paris as the Ker Memorial Lecture.  


9.00 – 9.25:  Coffee and poster set up

9.25 – 9.30:  RICK MAIZELS (Director Edinburgh Infectious Diseases)
Welcome and introduction

9.30 – 10.00:  LIZ GRANT (Global Health Academy)
Infectious diseases and global health
10.00 – 10.30:  KEV DHALIWAL (Centre for Inflammation Research / RIE)
In vivo imaging of infection
10.30 – 11.00:  GARY ENTRICAN (Moredun Research Institute)
Pathogenesis of chlamydial infections

11.00 – 11.30:  Tea and coffee / posters

11.30 – 12.00:  PETER SIMMONDS (Roslin Institute)
RNA virus genomes: more than just a coding sequence
12.00 – 12.20:  PHIL SPENCE (Inst. Immunology and Infection Research)
Vector transmission regulates Plasmodium virulence
12.20 – 12.50:  MALCOLM WALKINSHAW (Inst. Molecular and Structural Biology)
New drugs against trypanosomes

12.50 – 14.00:  Lunch / posters

14.00 – 14.20:  CÉCILE BÉNÉZECH  (Centre for Inflammation Research, QMRI)
Parasitic helminths induce a local immune response in adipose tissue
14.20 – 14.50:  JUDI ALLEN (Inst. Immunology and Infection Research.)
Macrophages, helminths and immunity
14.50 – 15.20:  NEIL MABBOTT (Roslin Institute)
Immunopathogenesis of prion diseases
15.20 – 15.40:  KER MEMORIAL PRIZE WINNER  - CHRISTOPHER LUCAS (Centre for Inflammation Research)
Modulation of inflammatory cell apoptosis in infection associated inflammation

15.40 – 16.10:  Tea and coffee / posters

16.10 – 16.15:  Presentation of poster prize

16.15 – 17.15:  KER MEMORIAL LECTURE - PHILIPPE SANSONETTI (Institut Pasteur, Paris)
Pathogenesis of Shigella infection in humans

17.15 – 18.30:  Drinks reception – ALL WELCOME

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