Seminars & events
The Division runs a full programme of lectures and seminars by international research leaders, members of the Division and our own developing doctoral researchers to which all students and staff are welcome to attend.
The Autumn series begins on 8th September 2014.
- Monday External Speaker programme (Bloomsbury campus)
Mondays at 1pm-2pm, Autumn 2014 programme
Organizer: Isabel Lubeiro
- Tuesday Internal Speaker programme
Tuesdays Monthly at 3pm-5pm , Autumn 2014 programme Contact: Isabel Lubeiro
- Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme (Royal Free campus)
Thursdays at 12pm-1pm, monthly, Autumn 2014 programme
Contacts: Professor David Sansom (Immunology) and Dr Clare Bennett (Haematology)
- Postgraduate Club (Bloomsbury campus)
Meetings start at 5pm, and are open to all postgraduate students of departments/centres affiliated to the Division of Infection and Immunity.
Contact: Isabel Lubeiro
UCL Infection, Immunology and Inflammation Symposium 2014
Monday 24 November 2014
Venue: UCL Institute of Child Health (UCL ICH)
The deadline for submitting abstracts is Thursday 9 October.
For more information and to register to attend, please click on the following link:
Dates for Academic session 2014/2015
This meeting is held monthly during term time - usually the third Thursday of the month at 4pm.
The format of the meeting is a presenting group of 3 speakers, each talking for 25 mins plus question time, and introduced by a representative or head of the research group.
UP coming confirmed meetings will be on:
Thursday 16 October, 4pm, Bloomsbury
Host: Dr Stuart Neil, King’s College, London
Thursday 20 November, 4pm, Bloomsbury
Host: Prof Ian Goodfellow, University of Cambridge
Thursday 22 January, 4pm, Bloomsbury
Host: CMV research from Cardiff: Ian Humphries, Rich Stanton and Gavin Wilkinson
Academic Session 2012/13
Dr Katrina Pollock, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Title: HIV and TB: dual pandemics, dual impact on T-cell immunity.
Professor Rose Zamoyska, Institute of Immunology and Infection Research, University of Edinburgh
Title: Why do immune responses turn bad? Genetic influences that predispose to autoimmunity.
Dr David Horn, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Title: RNAi libraries for high throughput phenotyping and drug resistance screening in the African trypanosome.
Dr Lindsay Nicholson, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol
Title: Target organ modulation of autoimmune disease.
Dr Jessica Strid, Imperial College London
Title: The lymphoid stress-surveillance response: might we be allergic to cancer?
Professor Ziad Mallat, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Cambridge
Title: Targeting B Cell Responses in cardiovascular disease.
Dr Kevin Bryson, Bioinformatics Group, Dept of Computer Science, UCL
Title: Systems biology modelling of streptococcus quorum sensing – from atomic level to population level modelling.
Dr Lucy Dorrell, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford
Title: Effective immune control of HIV - lessons from the 99%.
Dr Becca Asquith, Dept of Medicine, Imperial College London
Title: The efficiency of the CD8+ T cell response to persistent viral infection: mathematical insights into immune function.
Dr Joe Jarvis, Hospital for Tropical Diseases/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Title: Novel strategies for treatment and prevention of HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis.
Professor Tim Elliott, University of Southampton
Title: The importance od MHC protein dynamics for antigen presenting function.
Dr Henry A F Stephens, Consultant Clinical Scientist and Honorary Senior Lecturer UCL Centre for Nephrology and the Anthony Nolan Laboratories Royal Free London NHS Foundation
Professor Paul Klenerman, Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research, University of Oxford
Title: Liver-loving T Cells
Dr Matt Reeves, University of Cambridge
Title:Human cytomegalovirus latency and reactivation: Exploiting a successful exit strategy.
Professor Helen McShane, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford
Title: Global progress in TB vaccine development.
Professor Philip Taylor, Cardiff Institute of Infection & Immunity
Title: Macrophage heterogeneity and renewal during inflammation.
Professor David Mosser, University of Maryland
Title: Macrophage heterogeneity in infectious and inflammatory diseases.
Dr Ben Killingley, University of Nottingham
Title: Influenza transmission - a challenging subject.
Professor Jonathan Stoye, Division of Virology, MRC National Institute for Medical Research
Title: Capsid binding by retroviral restriction factors.
Dr Andres Cimarelli, Department of Human Virology, Ecole Normale Superiore Lyons
Title: Myeloid cells and restrictions to primate lentivrial infection.
Professor Vincent Piguet, Institute of Infection & Immunity, Cardiff University and University Hospital of Wales
Title: Dendritic Cell-T cell transmission of HIV across the Virological Synapse.
Professor Andrew Sewell, Institute of Infection & Immunity, Cardiff University and University Hospital Wales
Title: A systems view of recognition by the T cell receptor provides multiple opportunities for rational therapeutic interventions in cancer, infection and automimmunity.
Professor Benedict Seddon, NIMR
Title: Further Education for adolescent T agers.
Professor Anne O'Garra, MRC National Institute for Medical Research
Title:The immune response in tuberculosis: from mouse models to human disease.
Professor Wolfgang Uckert , Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
Title: TCR Gene Therapy: Improving Safety and Efficiency.
Professor Marina Lusic, Molecular Medicine Lab, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste
Title: The role of nuclear topology in the regulation of HIV-1 integration and transcription.
Dr Marek Slomka, Dr Wendy Howard and Dr Scott Reid, Virology Department, Animal Health & Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge
Dr Wendy Howard: Evolutionary dynamics of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in Romania;
Dr Scott Reid: Detection of Infectious Bronchitis Virus (QX strains) in poultry flocks in the United Kingdom; and
Dr Marek Slomka: Investigation of cross-species transmission of a water-fowl isolate of H5N2 low pathogenicity avian influenza virus from infected ducks to chickens and turkeys.
Dr Ian Taylor, Division of Molecular Structure, MRC Institute for Medical Research
Title: Structure and mechanism fo teh HIV-1 restriction factor, SAMHD1.
Professor Massimo Palmarini, MRC- University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
Title: Taking Europe by storm: Schmallenberg Virus.
Speaker: Professor Farzin Farzaneh, Department of Haematological Medicine, Kings College London
Professor Johannes Krause, University of Tübingen
Title: Ancient Pathogen Genomics: the genome of the Black Death
Speakers from the Wellcome Trust: Sarah Molton (Senior Business Analyst, Technology Transfer Division), Jen Middleton (Senior Media Officer), Emily Richardson (Science Portfolio Advisor), and
Tom Ziessen (Senior Public Engagement Adviser)
Title: Biomedical career paths beyond the bench.
Professor Carmen Molina-Paris, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Leeds
Dr Boghuma Titanji, Department of Infection
Title: MPhil/PhD Transfer: Investigating the impact of protease inhibitors on the cell-to-cell spread of HIV-1 variants.
Professor Jane McKeating, Institute of Biomedical Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham
Title: The ins and outs of hepatitis C virus.
Speaker: Professor Ashley Moffett, Division of Immunology, University of Cambridge
Title: Do NK cells have a role in the success of human pregnancy?
Dr Gavin Bendle, University of Birmingham
Title: Advancing the development of adoptive immunotherapy of cancer.
Dr Michelle West, University of Sussex
Title: Looping the loop with Epstein-Barr virus: epigenetic reprogramming through the control of chromatin architecture.
Dr Nilu Goonetilleke, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford
Title: CD8 T cell studies in acute HIV-1 infection.
Dr Alexander Drakesmith, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford
Title: The iron hormone hepcidin and its role in anaemia, malaria, and HCV.
Host: Prof Aine McKnight, Dr Richard Sloan, Dr Kelly Marno and Ms Ana Guerrero-Alonso (The Blizard Institute, Barts and the London Medical School,Queen Mary University of London)
Speaker 1: Dr Richard Sloan: The influence of IFITMs on HIV replication
Speaker 2: Dr Kelly Marno: RNA-associated Early-stage Anti-viral Factor (REAF) inhibits human and simian immunodeficiency viruses
Speaker 3: Ms Ana Guerrero-Alonso: Activity of the anti-viral RNA polymerase II associated factor 1 complex PAF1c
Professor Robert Read, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton
Title: Neisseria meningitidis – colonisation and invasion.
Dr Darius Armstrong-James, Fungal Disease Immunobiology, Imperial College London
Title: The role of calcineurin signalling in innate antifungal immunity.
Professor Robin May, Institute of Microbiology & Infection and the School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham
Title: Host-pathogen interactions during invasive fungal infections.
Professor Philip Askenase, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
Title: Nano Immuno Genetic Regulation by Suppressor T Cell Exosome miRNA.
Professor Giovanna Lombardi, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre - Transplant Theme, Kings College London
Title: The long and winding road towards clinical transplantation tolerance...
Dr Andrew Yates, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
Title: Life choices for T cells - decision making and optimal strategies from development to maturity.
Dr Julia Garcia Prado, IrsiCaixa Institute for AIDS Research
Title: HIV vs Houdini: in the search of the best escapologist
Dr Nicholas E Peters (Imperial College London)
Title: New lessons from Vaccinia virus - DNA sensing and Hypoxia.
Dr Menna Clatworthy, Cambridge Immunology Network, University of Cambridge
Title: Antibodies shape immune highways and DC trafficking.
Host: Professor Steve Goodbourn, Dr Craig Ross, and Dr Kay Childs, Division of Basic Medical Sciences, St George's (University of London)
Speaker 1: Professor Steve Goodbourn Title: Interfering with interferon; viruses fight back
Speaker 2: Dr Craig Ross Title: Structure of interferon-inducing PAMPs generated by paramyxovirus infections
Speaker 3: Dr Kay Childs Title: Regulation of RNA helicases by paramyxovirus accessory proteins
Speaker: Professor Polly Roy (LSHTM)
Title: Phased replication by Bluetongue virus and its application to vaccine design.
Dr Tao Dong, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford
Title: Identification of key factors determining anti-viral efficacy in HIV infection.
Dr Katja Simon, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford
Title: Clearing the cellular debris, novel roles for autophagy in the hematopoietic system.
Academic Session 2011/12
Academic Session 2010/2011
|Date||External Speaker Programme||
Dr Benoît Salomon
(UPMC and INSERM, Paris)
|Some aspects of the biology and therapeutic potentials of regulatory T cells|
Professor Paul Young
(Centre for Infectious Disease Research, University of Queensland)
|Searching for the flavivirus Achilles heel|
Dr David Sansom
(Immune regulation unit, University of Birmingham)
|How does CTLA-4 regulate T cell immunity|
Dr Simon Kollnberger
(Institute Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital)
|Cytomegalovirus and its obsession with NK cells|
Professor Anthony Segal
(Centre for Molecular Medicine, UCL)
|Crohn's is a complex immunodeficiency disease|
Professor Stuart Neil
(Department of Infectious Diseases, Kings College London)
|Antiviral activity of Tetherin and its antagonism by enveloped viruses|
Dr Victor Appay
|HIV disease progression is associated with exhaustion of lymphopoiesis driven by immune activation|
|Date||External Speaker Programme||Spring Term 2011|
|11 JANUARY||Dr Andreas Wack, Division of Immunoregulation, National Institute of Medical Research||Innate immunity and how it can be manipulated: The cases of vaccine adjuvants and hepatitis C virus|
|25 JANUARY||Professor Ian Kimber, Professor of Toxicology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester||Adventures with Langerhams cells|
|1 FEBRUARY||Dr David Blackbourne, Cancer Research UK Institute for Cancer Studies, University of Birmingham||KSHV Pathogenesis and Immune Modulation|
|8 FEBRUARY||Dr Lennart Mars, INSERM U-563 Autoimmunity et Immune-regulation, Centre de Physiopathologie Toulouse-Purpan||CNS autoimmunity: Molecular mimicry between neural self antigens and immune regulation by invariant NKT cells|
|15 FEBRUARY||Dr Jorg Timm, Department of Virology, University of Essen, Germany||Adaptation of HCV to CD8 T Cell Immune Pressure|
Professor Erik De Clercq,
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
|The AMD3100 story: the path from an anti-HIV agent to a stem cell mobilizer|
|8 MARCH||Dr Derek Walsh, SFI Principal Investigator, National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology, Dublin City University||How DNA viruses exploit the host protein synthesis machinery to replicate|
|15 MARCH||Dr Mark Dodding, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cell Motility Laboratory Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute||Chasing tails: a novel family of viral proteins that induce actin polymerization|
|4 APRIL||Professor Luis Enjuanes, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, CNB CSIC, Madrid||Coronavirus transcription and evolution to optimize virus survival|
|11 APRIL||Dr Anne Puel, Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, INSERM U980, Paris||-|
|14 APRIL||Louise Holliday, Patent Attorney, D Young & Co||-|
|Date||EXTERNAL SPEAKERS||Summer Term|
|5 MAY||The Injured Sentinel: Symposium for Prof David Katz||Speakers: Prof. David Hume, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh; Dr. Steffen Jung, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel; Dr. Paul Fairchild, Dept. Pathology, Oxford; Dr. Marina Kreutz, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany; Prof. Adrian Thrasher, Institute of Child health, UCL; Dr. Martin Hewison, UCLA, USA; Dr. Phil King, University of Michigan, USA; Prof. Benny Chain, UCL; Prof. Paul Kaye, University of York; Dr. Daniel Douek, NIH, USA; Dr.Mahdad Noursadeghi, UCL|
|5 MAY||Prof Persis Amrolia, Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Great Ormond Street||Adoptive Immunotherapy to improve anti-viral and anti-leukaemic responses after transplantation.|
|9 MAY||Prof Richard Goldstein, MRC NIMR||Deciphering the swine flu pandemics of 1918 and 2009|
|13 MAY||Professor Jennifer Moffat, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, New York||SCID-Hu Mice and IVIS: Solutions for Varicella-zoster Virus Antiviral Research|
|17 MAY||Farewell Celebration Symposium “50 Years of the Windeyer”||Speakers: Dr Carole Reeves, UCL Centre for the History of Medicine; Prof Lewis Wolpert FRS, UCL; Dr Jim Smith FRS, Director, National Institute of Medical Research, Mill Hill; Prof Cheryll Tickle FRS, University of Bath; Prof Ivan Roitt FRS, Middlesex University; Prof David Latchman, Master of Birkbeck College; Prof Arne Akbar, Head of Division of Infection & Immunity, UCL|
|14 JUNE||Dr Dalan Bailey, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London||Using reverse genetics and proteomics to dissect RNA virus pathogenesis|
|20 JUNE||Professor Michael D Robek, Department of Pathology, Yale University School of Medicine||Recombinant VSV as a Potential HBV Therapeutic Vaccine Vector.|
|24 JUNE||Dr Henry Stephens, Consultant Clinical Scientist & Honorary Senior Lecturer in Immunogenetics, UCL Centre for Nephrology & The Anthony Nolan Trust||The Wonderland of Human NK Receptor Genes.|
|27 JUNE||Professor Tim Elliott, Chair of Experimental Oncology and Director of Research for the School of Medicine, Cancer Sciences Division, University of Southampton||Mechanisms for peptide editing in the MHC class I antigen processing pathway|
|30 JUNE||Professor Richard Young, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT, Massachusetts, USA||Transcriptional Control of Cell State.|
Dr Francisco Martin,
Centre for Biomedicine Research CIBM, Granada
Cell-gene therapy strategies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases
Dr Paul Norman,
Departments of Structural Biology and Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford University, California
|Population-Specific Evolution of Human Natural Killer Cell Receptors|
Professor Derek Macallan,
Department of Infectious Diseases and Medicine,
St George's, University of London
Uncovering the in vivo kinetics of human lymphocytes
Dr Nir Friedman,
Department of Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Communication networks in the immune system: A single cell perspective
Dr Vanessa Sancho-Shimizu,
French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, INSERM
Inborn errors of TLR3-dependent immunity underlying susceptibility to Herpes simplex encephalitis
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