Fifth Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium

  • Event:  Fifth Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium
  • When:  Wednesday 1 June 2016
  • Time:  9 am - 6 pm
  • Location:  The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE
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Provisional programme (subject to change)


  • Rick Maizels (University of Glasgow) - Helminths and inflammation
  • Lonneke Vervelde (Roslin Institute) - Transgenic MacReporter chickens: Phagocytes and their interactions with pathogens revisited
  • Achim Schnaufer (Inst. of Immunology and Infection Research) - The function of mitochondrial DNA in the sleeping sickness parasite Trypanosoma brucei
  • Moira Whyte (Centre for Inflammation Research) - Innate immune response to infection by respiratory pathogens

  • Tea and coffee / posters


  • Peter Kingsley (Centre of Africa Studies) - Investigating Networks Zoonosis Innovation
  • Sara Macias Ribela (Inst. of Immunology and Infection Research) - Viral miRNAs
  • Jürgen Haas (Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine) - Pathogen-host interactions in Herpes simplex virus type 1
  • Colin McInnes (Moredun Research Institute) - Controlling squirrel pox

  • Lunch / posters


  • Kenny Baillie (Roslin Institute) - Translational genomics in critical care medicine
  • Teuta Pilizota (Institute of Cell Biology) - Measuring changes in energetics of individual cells treated with antibiotics
  • Karina Kielmann (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh) - Decentralising Molecular Diagnostics for TB in South Africa: A Socio-Technical Approach
  • Mark Woolhouse (Institute of Evolutionary Biology) - Theileria coinfections and heterologous reactivity
  • KER MEMORIAL PRIZE WINNER - Chris Johnston (Inst. of Immunology and Infection Research) - Helminth-induced immunomodulation during solid organ transplantation

  • Tea and coffee / posters


  • Presentation of poster prize
  • KER MEMORIAL LECTURER, Professor Gordon Dougan (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) - Genetic analysis of host/pathogen interactions during infection
  • Drinks reception – ALL WELCOME!
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