June 2017 - 6th Annual Symposium

We are delighted to invite you to the Edinburgh infectious Diseases 6th Annual Symposium to be held on  Thursday 1 June in the John MacIntyre Conference Centre at Pollock Halls.

The event is free to attend, but please register at https://eid-annual-symposium-2017.eventbrite.co.uk

Coffee and registration will open at 9 am, with the scientific sessions getting underway at 9.30 am.  As ever we have a packed schedule celebrating the huge range of infectious disease reserach across Edinburgh. 

We are also very pelased that this year's Ker Memorial Lecture will be given by Prof Peter Openshaw from Imperial College London on the immunopathogenesis of viral disease.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Provisional Programme

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 -  Cell to cell communication in African Trypanosomes as a strategy for transmission
  • 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 modulation by ruminant mucosal pathogens: molecules, mechanisms and impact
  • 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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