Event archive

  • When:  Wednesday 30 January 2013
  • Time:  9.30 - 4.30 pm
  • Location:  Chancellors Building, Little France
  • NHS Lothian Annual Research Conference: Clinical Research Excellence - Enhancing Patient Care

Meeting themes: World Class Research Led from Lothian, Improving Patient Care in Lothian and Beyond, Commercial Interactions, Clinical Research Infrastructure

Please register for the meeting at https://wtcrfsvr1.dmed.ed.ac.uk/Registration/Centres/61/Register.aspx?ceid=61

  • NOTE:  registration dealine is Wednesday 23 January

  • When:  Friday 25 January 2013
  • Location:  Apex International, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh

In preparation for its 3rd series of competitions, scheduled to open in early 2013, DIIA will be holding a consortium building event in London on 15 January 2013, Manchester 22 January and in Edinburgh on the 25 January. Register for the events via this link: http://www.diia-event.co.uk/

The DIIA Innovation Platform aims to reduce the mortality, morbidity and economic burden of infectious agents in humans and animals. There will be two competitions in the series:

When:  Thursday 24 January 2013
Location: Friends House, Euston, central London

A free one day interactive workshop, jointly run by the Infectious Diseases Research Network and Healthcare Associated Infections Research Network.

Public involvement is becoming increasingly important in research, particularly in relation to applying for research funds. This free one-day workshop will introduce public involvement and illustrate the benefits it can deliver to infection research. It will provide an opportunity for researchers to learn about practical ways to integrate PPI into their research and will give an opportunity to present outline research proposals to a service user group with an interest in infection and gain feedback on the day.

The morning session will include presentations from:

  • When:  Thursday 24 January 2013
  • Location:  Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London, WC1N 2JU

A joint Biochemical Society/British Society for Immunology Hot Topic Event Nutrient mechanisms in inflammation, infection and immunity
This hot topic meeting will provide an opportunity for researchers interested in exciting emerging topics in nutritional immunology to come together and to establish a network for future collaborations in this fascinating area of research. 

Organisers: Maria O’Connell, Laurence Harbige & Anne Mullen


  • Vitamin E, T-cell function and infection
  • Vitamin D, immunity and infection
  • Flavonoids, genotype and inflammation 
  • Obesity and infection
  • Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and inflammation
  • Lipid mediators in inflammation resolution 


  • When:  20 - 25 January, 2013
  • Location:  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • More information
  • Tuesday 15 January 2013 - Kings Buildings
  • Thursday 17 January 2013 - Informatics Forum, George Square

The SCI-FUN Roadshow is looking for enthusiastic scientists, at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels, to assist with the delivery of our activities in the early part of 2013.

SCI-FUN is a public engagement scheme, funded by the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, which takes the experience of a science centre to school and public audiences across Scotland. To get a sense of what the project is all about, please see our video at the following link:

Gordon Research Conference

This conference will bring together the world's leading researchers investigating antifungal immunity, in a setting ideal for promoting cross-disciplinary discussions and collaborations. This will provide a compelling and informative meeting covering the latest advances in the field and the most pressing issues to be tackled.

  • When:  10 - 15 January 2013
  • Location:  Sante Fe, New Mexico, USA
  • More information
  • When:  Wednesday 9 January 2013
  • Time:  2 - 8.15 pm
  • Location:  Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 1, George Square

At this symposium a cross section of staff and Fellows present their most recent research across the spectrum of activity in the Institutes of Evolutionary Biology, Immunology and Infection Research and the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution.

Tea/coffee will be served in the concourse area at 4.00pm and supper will be at 6.00pm. No registration is required for this event and all food and drink is provided free of charge by the Institutes.


Chair - Paul Sharp

  • When:  Thursday and Friday 13/14 December 2012
  • Location:  Kings Buildlings

The GenePool is hosting a hands-on next-generation sequencing data analysis workshop based around the Genomatix platform on December 13-14, 2012 at the King's Buildings. The workshop will include a general introduction to the Genomatix environment and application-specific sessions using a range of NGS data types, including variant calling, CNV analysis, methylation analysis, differential gene expression analysis, miRNA analysis, and ChIP-seq analysis (see attached programme).

The workshop is free and open to all, but spaces are limited and registration is required.

  • When:  Tuesday 11 December 2012
  • Time:  1.20 - 6 pm
  • Location:  Ashworth Labs, Kings Buildings, Lecture Theatre 1 - NOTE change in venue

The first meeting of the Edinburgh Microbiology Forum will take place in the Ashworth Labs, Kings Buildings on Tuesday 11 December, 1.20 - 6 pm (lecture theatre 1): a microbiology Christmas fair!

  • When:  Thursday 6 December 2012
  • Time:  2 - 6 pm
  • Location:  Playfair Library, Old College, University of Edinburgh, South Bridge
Prof Eddy Liew (University of Glasgow) and Prof Steve Anderton (Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh) are the invited speakers, and there will also be three postdoctoral speakers plus a poster session.
The event will conclude with a drinks reception to which all are most welcome!
For more details please contact the EIG Chair/Secretary
  • When:  Wednesday 5 December 2012
  • Time:  6 - 7.30 pm
  • Location:  Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Room LT2
  • Contact:  Jo Young (entrepreneurship@ed.ac.uk )

The E Club has teamed up with the SynBio Society for this joint event on the exciting field of synthetic biology. The short talks will be followed by a wine reception.

18:00 – 18:05 Opening by Society Committee & Dr. Joanna Young
18:05 – 18:25 Talk 1: What is synthetic biology? – Dr. Chris French
18:25 – 18:45 Talk 2: iGEM & Bio Refinery - Fionn Tynan-O’Mahony
18:45 – 19:05 Talk 3: The Ingenza Story – Dr. Ian Archer
19:05 – 20:00 Wine reception


An interdisciplinary research symposium for original research relating to healthcare in humanitarian settings. Abstracts are particularly welcome from current/recent PhD or MSc students and practitioners working with NGOs.

  • When:  Saturday 17 November 2012
  • Time:  10 am  - 2 pm
  • Location:  Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street

10.00 am  Coffee
10.30 am  Welcome and Introductory Remarks
10.40 am  ‘The Ocean Pharmacy:  New Pharmaceutical Leads from Marine Micro-organisms’
  • Professor Andrew Mearns Spragg FSB, Chief Technology Officer, Aquapharm Biodiscovery Ltd
  • When:  Friday 16 November 2012
  • Course will run 29 April - 10 May 2013
  • More details on the course are available on the Wellcome Trust website



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