6th Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium

  • Event:  Sixth Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium
  • When:  Thursday 1 June 2017
  • Time:  9 - 6 pm
  • Location:  John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AY
  • Registration:  **NOW OPEN**  https://eid-annual-symposium-2017.eventbrite.co.uk


Provisional Programme

Ker Memorial Lecturer: 

Programme (subject to change)

SESSION 1

  • 9.30 – 9.40:  Ross Fitzgerald (Director Edinburgh Infectious Diseases) - Welcome and introduction
  • 9.40 – 10.00:  Keith Matthews, Inst. of Immunology and Infection Research - Trypanosome biology
  • 10.00 – 10.20:  Thamarai Schneiders, Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine - Mechanisms of AMR
  • 10.20 – 10.40:  Bruce Whitelaw, The Roslin Institute - Livestock research:  engineering a future
  • 10.40 – 11.00:  Michelle Taylor, School of Social and Political Science - What is next for Neglected Tropical Diseases in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals?

11.00 – 11.30:  Tea and coffee / posters

SESSION 2

  • 11.30 – 11:45:  Jo Stevens, The Roslin Institute - Molecular insights into the intracellular life of a bacterial pathogen
  • 11.45 – 12.00:  Luke McNally, Inst. of Immunology and Infection Research - Social traits of bacteria
  • 12.00 – 12.20:  Sarah Reece, Institute for Evolutionary Biology - Parasite offence or host defence? The roles of biological rhythms in malaria infection
  • 12.20 – 12.40:  Debby Bogaert, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research - Pathophysiology of respiratory infections
  • 12.40 – 13.00:  David Dockrell, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh - Apoptosis-associated microbicidal responses in macrophages

13.00 – 14.15:  Lunch / posters

SESSION 3

  • 14.15 – 14.35:  Daire O’Shea, Western General Hospital - Host response to, and treatment of, viral infections
  • 14.35 – 14.55:  Rosalind Allen, School of Physics and Astronomy - Models for the physiological response of bacteria to antibiotics
  • 14.55 – 15:15:  Tom McNeilly, Moredun Research Institute - Immune-regulation in ruminants against parasitic and bacterial diseases
  • 15:15 – 15.35:  Paul Sharp, Institute for Evolutionary Biology - Origins of human malaria
  • 15.35 – 15.50:  KER MEMORIAL PRIZE WINNER - Eleanor Silvester, Inst. of Immunology and Infection Research - Conservation of quorum-sensing signal responses and cross-species interactions between Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma congolense

15.45 – 16.10:  Tea and coffee / posters

SESSION 4

  • 16.15 – 16.20:  Presentation of poster prize
  • 16.20 – 17.15:  KER MEMORIAL LECTURER - Peter Openshaw, Imperial College - Viral lung disease, vaccination and immunopathogenesis of viral disease

17.15 – 18.30:  Drinks reception – ALL WELCOME

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