Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Third Annual Symposium at the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)

  • When:  Wednesday 21 May 2014
  • Time:  9.15 am - 6.15 pm
  • Location:  Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), Queen Street, Edinburgh
  • Registration:  Now closed - contact Hilary Snaith (hilary.snaith@ed.ac.uk) for late availability

Programme

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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