Edinburgh Infectious Diseases 4th annual symposium

  • Event:  Edinburgh Infectious Diseases 4th Annual Symposium
  • When:  Wednesday 20 May 2015
  • Location:  Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), Queen Street, Edinburgh
  • Register:  **Registration is now closed**
  • Download delegate pack here:  click for pdf

Please put the date in your diaries - we look forward to welcoming you to what should be another day of stimulating science and conversation!


Provisional programme

9.30 – 10.50 SESSION 1

Confirmed speakers:  

  • Adriano Rossi, Centre for Inflammation Research, Little France
    • Resolution of inflammation: implications for infectious diseases
  • David Gally, Roslin Institute, Easter Bush
    • Antibiotic resistance - the veterinary angle
  • Alex Rowe, Institute of Immunology and Infection Research, Kings Buildings
    • Host-parasite interactions in severe malaria

11.20 – 12.40 SESSION 2

Confirmed speakers

  • Alex Nading, School of Social and Political Science
    •  Microbial and vector-borne disease in urban Nigaragua
  • Henry McSorley, Centre for Inflammation Research, Little France
    • How parasites control allergic asthma
  • Liam Morrison, Roslin Institute, Easter Bush
    • Genetic variation and disease in trypanosomes
  • Lee Innes, Moredun Research Institute, Easter Bush
    • Toxoplasma gondii: the worlds’ most successful parasite

14.00 – 15.35 SESSION 3

Confirmed speakers

  • Amy Pedersen, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Kings Buildings
    • A systems ecology approach to infection and immunity in a wild rodent
  • Sam Lycett, Roslin Institute, Easter Bush
    • Influenza evolution and phylodynamics in domesticated and wild host
  • Alice Street, School of Social and Political Science, George Square
    • The place of care - beyond the hospital
  • Harry Campbell and Harish Nair, Centre for Population Health Studies, Old Medical School
    • RSV epidemiology research in the Centre for Population Health Sciences
  • Ker Memorial Prize winner - Wei Yuan Hsieh, Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine, Little France
    • Metabolic regulation of viral infection: A role for sterol biosynthesis in interferon mediated innate immunity

16.10 – 17.10 Ker Memorial Lecture

  • Prof Helen McShane, University of Oxford
    • Development of vaccines against Tuberculosis

More details about the talks will be available later in the year.

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