21ST CENTURY IMMUNOLOGY: FROM THE BASICS TO THE BEDSIDE

The BSI Summer School 2013 will take place 29th July - 1st August 2013 at Newcastle University.

Unlike conventional conferences/meetings, the BSI summer school aims to provide extended opportunities for enjoyable learning experiences for junior researchers amongst a relatively small number of attendees. Each morning will open with a number of invited speaker presentations. Afternoons will consist of parallel tutorial/discussion groups jointly facilitated by invited and local researchers following up aspects of the morning’s session.
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Monday 29th July

14:00 Registration and Accommodation check-in
17:00 Drinks reception (King’s Road Centre, NCL)
17:30 Welcome- Andy Knight and Simi Ali
(Local Organising Committee)
17:45 Introduction to the speakers
19:00 Keynote Lecture - (Chair: David Jones, NCL, UK)
Ronald N. Germain (NIAID, USA)
Systems biology of immune responses

20:00 Dinner, The Northern Stage, Newcastle University

Tuesday 30th July

Session 1

Chronic inflammation - (Chairs – John Taylor, NCL, UK and Terry Strom, Harvard, USA)
09:00
Chris Buckley (Birmingham, UK)
Why does chronic inflammation persist: an unexpected role for stromal cells
09:50
Derek Gilroy (UCL, UK)
Lipid mediators: Game keeper turned poacher
10:40 Coffee and Trade Exhibition (Click here for list of Exhibitors)
11:10
John Simpson (NCL, UK)
Characterisation and re-programming of neutrophil responses in acute lung injury
12:00 Tutorial groups run by:

Magpies – John Taylor and Elizabeth Simpson
Falcons – Amy Anderson and Terry Strom
Black Cats – Rachel Harry and Ronald Germain
Vipers – Jane Falconer and Steve Holland
13:00 Lunch and Exhibition
14:00 Tour of St. James’ Park Football Stadium/Poster session
15:30 Coffee and Exhibition
16:00
Foo Yew Liew (Glasgow, UK)
Cytokines and Infection and autoimmune disease
16:50
Derek Mann (NCL, UK)
NF-kB control of chronic inflammation and its associated pathologies: tissue fibrosis and cancer
17:40 Tutorial groups run by:

Magpies – Andy Knight and Chris Buckley
Falcons – Arthur Pratt and Eddie Liew
Black Cats – Graeme O’Boyle and Derek Gilroy
Vipers – Kevin Marchbank and Luigi Notarangelo
18:40
Questions
(Chair: John Isaacs, NCL, UK)
19:40 Coaches depart from Northern Stage, NCL
20:00 “Dinner and Immunology on the beach”: Crusoe’s, Long Sands, Tynemouth

Wednesday 31st July

Session 2
Immunodeficiency - (Chairs: Sophie Hambleton, NCL, UK and TBA)
09:00
Steve Holland (NIH, USA)
Phagocyte biology as taught by primary immune disorders
09:50
Luigi Notarangelo (Harvard, USA)
Induced pluripotent stem cells in primary immunodeficiency
10:40 Coffee and Trade Exhibition (Click here for list of Exhibitors)
11:10
Sophie Hambleton (NCL, UK)
Understanding antiviral immunity from human models
12:00 Tutorial groups run by:

Magpies – Adam Benham and Ron Germain
Falcons – Simi Ali and Derek Gilroy
Black Cats – Yenan Bryceson and Hannah Walden
Vipers – Muzlifah Haniffa and Eddie Liew
13:00 Lunch and Trade Exhibition
14:00 Technical Workshops ( Qiagen, Miltenyi Biotec)
15:30 Coffee and Exhibition
16:00 Yenan Bryceson (Karolinska Intsitute, Sweden)
16:50
Desa Lilic (NCL, UK)
Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis – a journey
17:40 Tutorial groups run by:

Magpies – Sophie Hambleton and Chris Buckley
Falcons – Matt Collin and Kathyrn Wood
Black Cats – Desa Lilic and Steve Holland
Vipers – Vanetia Bigley and Luigi Notarangelo
18:40
Questions
(Chair: John Robinson, NCL, UK)
19:40 Coaches depart Northern Stage
20:00 Conference dinner: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle Quayside

Thursday 1st August

Session 3
Transplantation - (Chairs: Simi Ali, NCL, UK and Ronald Germain, NIAID, USA)
09:00
Terry Strom (Harvard, USA)
The root of inflammation and the allograft response
09:50
Kathryn Wood (Oxford, UK)
Regulatory T cells - from mechanisms to medicine
10:40 Coffee and Exhibition
11:10
John Kirby (NCL, UK)
The immunobiology of TGF-beta during allograft rejection
12:00
Questions
(Chair: Andy Knight, NCL, UK)
13:00 Lunch and departure

29 Jul - 1 Aug 2013
Newcastle
England
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