Edinburgh Infectious Diseases workshop: Respiratory Viruses

Please join us for an all-day workshop on Respiratory Viruses!

  • When:  Thursday 11 April 2013
  • Location:  Moredun Research Institute, Pentland Science Park

The meeting is being organised by Jürgen Schwarze (jurgen.schwarze@ed.ac.uk; Centre for Inflammation Research) and David Griffiths (david.griffiths@moredun.ac.uk; Moredun Research Institute), and is open to all members of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases.

Provisional programme

9.00 – 9.25 Registration and coffee

Session 1 Chairs:  David Griffiths, Bob Dalziel

9.00 – 9.25 Registration and coffee

Session 1 Chairs:  David Griffiths, Bob Dalziel

9.25 – 9.30   Welcome and Introduction – Jürgen Schwarze
9.30 – 9.45   Tony Nash (Roslin) Taming of the flu: a tale of two halves
9.45 – 10.00  Paul Digard (Roslin) Molecular biology of influenza virus pathogenicity
10.00 – 10.15   Karen Bryson (Roslin) Influenza infection: Beyond the respiratory tract
10.15 – 10.30 Bernadette Dutia (Roslin) Lack  of an IFN  gamma response ameliorates influenza virus infection

10.30 – 10.40  Discussion and comments

10.40 – 11.00  Coffee

Session 2 Chairs:  Rick Maizels, Jürgen Schwarze

11.00 – 11.15  David Griffiths (Moredun) Retrovirus induced lung cancer in sheep
11.15 – 11.30  Sarah Howie (Centre for Inflammation Research) Lungs and other mucosal surfaces    – Allergy, chlamydia and HPV infection
11.30 – 11.45 Kate Templeton (Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh) The recent changes in respiratory viral diagnosis and future challenges

11.45 – 12.00 Discussion and comments

12.00 – 12.45  Lunch

12.45 – 1.45 Geraldine Taylor (Pirbright Institute) – Respiratory syncytial viruses: Challenges and opportunities for control

1.45 – 2.30  Posters, coffee

Session 3 Chairs: Kate Templeton, Paul Digard

2.30 – 2.45  Colin Sharp (Roslin) Torque teno virus: a respiratory pathogen?
2.45 – 3.00 Emily Findlay (Centre for Inflammation Research) The antiviral properties of host defence peptides
3.00 – 3.15 Adam Hill (Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh) Bronchiectasis - breaking the vicious cycle of infection and inflammation
3.15 – 3.30 Harish Nair (Centre for Population Health Sciences) Estimating the global burden of acute lower respiratory infections due to respiratory viruses in young children
3.30 – 3.45  Jürgen Schwarze (Centre for Inflammation Research) Host Responses to RSV

3.45 – 4.00  Discussion and comments

4.00   End of meeting

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