Wei-Chen Huang successfully completed his PhD study, entitled "NKG2D-dependent cross talk between NK cells and CD4 T cells in chronic hepatitis B" in June 2016 and has been awarded a full degree.
We are excited to announce that our member, Nick Easom has been awarded the PhD colloquium talk 1st prize and won £300.
We are delighted to announce that our member, Laura Pallett won the London Inflammatory Network short talk prize with her presentation related to nutrient transporters and antiviral T cells.
We congratulate Upkar Gill for the fantastic opportunity to collaborate with Antonio's Lab in Singapore as a part of his Wellcome Trust Fellowship.
We had a delightful time in Freiburg, Germany when our Lab group joined with the Robert Thimme Group. All of us participated enthusiastically in scientific & social activities with our friends and collaborators the whole trip.
Congratulations to Wei-Chen Huang for being awarded a bursary grant of € 400 by the European Federation of Immunological Societies for his NK cell presentation at the 2015 Natural Killer Cell Symposium in Gottingen, Germany.
Twitter for Maini Group has now been officially established! Please follow our updates.
We are excited to see that our recent publication, Pallett et al. Nat. Med. 2015 was picked up by a number of news outlets, including a News and Views article by Vincenzo Barnaba included in the same Nature Medicine edition and a Highlight article in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology Hepatology.
We are once again proud to announce that a former PhD student of ours, Dimitra Peppa, has recently been awarded an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship entitled "Natural killer cell regulation of anti-viral T cell responses in the pathogenesis of HIV infection". This will build on findings from her work with us and will run until 2019.
We are pleased to announce that Mala has been awarded a three-year MRC Project Grant to take forward the findings of our recent Nature Medicine publication (Pallett et al, 2015). The grant: 'Metabolic regulation of hepatic immunopathology by myeloid-derived suppressor cells' will be a collaborative effort involving Patrick Kennedy, Kito Fusai, Brian Davidson, Massimo Pinzani, William Rosenberg, Marcus Dorner, Jane McKeating, Margret Ashcroft, and Doreen Cantrell.
We are also pleased to announce that Upkar Gill has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship entitled ‘Harnessing the immune response in chronic HBV infection to optimize current treatment’. This project will run from 2015 to 2017 as part of a long standing collaboration with Patrick Kennedy at Barts & The London.
We are pleased to welcome a new associate lab member - Victoria Male. She has been awarded the Wellcome Trust Henry Dale Fellowship to investigate ‘Natural killer cell subsets in the liver, their phenotype, function and role in obesity-induced liver disease'. Funding has been awarded until 2019.
|The EASL Sheila Sherlock Post-doctoral fellowship previously awarded to Itziar in 2014 has been extended and enabling her work developing genetically engineered CD8+ T cells.|
|Kerstin and Mala successfully organised the 4th UK NK Meeting, January 8th, 2015. This meeting was also well attended, great talks and discussion along with some ideal networking opportunities for our lab.|
|Laura Pallett successfully completed her PhD, entitled "Metabolic regulation of hepatic immunopathology by myeloid-derived suppressor cells" in October 2014.|
|Mala along with Pietro Lampertico and George Papatheodoris recently organised a well attended EASL Special Conference. The meeting was entitled Optimal Management of HBV, Athens 26-27th Sep 2014. A report of this meeting is soon to be published in Journal of Hepatology.|
Successful completion of BSc dissertations, John-Paul Carter - "Genetically engineering T cells to withstand the liver environment in chronic hepatitis B infection"; Jia Ying Toh - "Regulatory and pathogenic CD4+ T cell subsets in chronic hepatitis B infection". They both received BSc 1st class degrees.
We spent a stimulating 2 days in a cottage surrounded by beautiful Hampshire countryside, discussing our research findings and strategy together. In between we found time for swims, walks, meals, drinks and lots of laughs together.
We are proud to announce that our division has won the Athena Swan Silver Award.
Nick began his Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship to last until 2017.
|Itziar was awarded the EASL Sheila Sherlock Post-doctoral fellowship (2014-15).|
|Laura was awarded the prize for the best oral presentation at the annual Division of Infection and Immunity research Colloquium and selected to present her work to the new UCL provost.|
Mala has been awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award, bringing in 5 years of funding for 2 post-docs and 1 research assistant, to be advertised autumn 2013.
Celebratory drinks in the Wilkin's Quad
|The Maini lab has negotiated a 3 month research contract with UK-based company, Immune Targeting Systems Limited.|
|Anna Schurich from the group was the Principle Applicant on a successful Fast Track grant from the UCLH Charities and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.|
|Mala was selected to organise the annual International HBV meeting with John Casey. The meeting was held in Christ Church, Oxford and was very well-attended and received.|
Evening reception outside the great hall, Christ Church
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