Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium 2016

We are pleased to announce that the fifth Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium will take place on Wednesday 1 June at The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh.

Once again we have lined up a excellent programme of speakers from across Edinburgh, and are delighted that Professor Gordon Dougan from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will be the Ker Memorial Lecturer, speaking about the genetic analysis of host/pathogen interactions during infection.

Delegate pack

Please note: 

  • The Symposium has been awarded for 6 CPD accreditation points from the Royal College of Physicians.  Certification available on request.
  • Registration is now CLOSED

We look forward to welcoming you to what will doubtless be a stimluating day of science!

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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