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. All students and staff are welcome to attend.

  • Monday External Speaker Programme [Weekly] (Bloomsbury)
    Mondays at 1pm, Autumn 2015 Programme Organiser: Jason Coyne
  • Tuesday Internal Speaker Programme [Weekly] (Bloomsbury)
    Tuesdays at 1pm. Organiser: Jason Coyne
  • Royal Free Campus External Speaker Programme [Monthly] (Royal Free)
    Thursdays at 12pm. 2015/16 Programme. Organiser: Aimee Kennedy
  • Virtual Virology [Monthly] (Bloomsbury)
    A regular forum for the best virology groups from around the UK to present their work. Third Thursday of the Month at 4pm. Further Information & Programme
  • Postgraduate Club [Monthly] (Bloomsbury)
    Thursdays at 5pm. Meetings are open to all postgraduate students of departments/centres affiliated to the Division of Infection and Immunity. 
    Contact: Elspeth Latimer

Other Events:

UCL Centre for Immunodeficiency Winter School, 7-9 March 2016
"Advances in Primary Immunodeficiency" - Event Flyer & Programme. Organiser: Aimee Kennedy

Past Speakers (External to UCL)

Academic Session 2012/13

17 September
Dr Katrina Pollock, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Title: HIV and TB: dual pandemics, dual impact on T-cell immunity.

24 September
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.

1 October
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.

8 October
Dr Lindsay Nicholson, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol
Title: Target organ modulation of autoimmune disease.

11 October
Dr Jessica Strid, Imperial College London
Title: The lymphoid stress-surveillance response: might we be allergic to cancer?

15 October
Professor Ziad Mallat, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Cambridge
Title: Targeting B Cell Responses in cardiovascular disease.

22 October
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.

25 October
Dr Lucy Dorrell, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford
Title: Effective immune control of HIV - lessons from the 99%.

29 October
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.

5 November
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.

8 November
Professor Tim Elliott, University of Southampton
Title: The importance od MHC protein dynamics for antigen presenting function.

12 November
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

19 November
Professor Paul Klenerman, Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research, University of Oxford
Title: Liver-loving T Cells

22 November
Dr Matt Reeves, University of Cambridge
Title:Human cytomegalovirus latency and reactivation: Exploiting a successful exit strategy.

26 November
Professor Helen McShane, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford
Title: Global progress in TB vaccine development.

6 December
Professor Philip Taylor, Cardiff Institute of Infection & Immunity
Title: Macrophage heterogeneity and renewal during inflammation.

6 December
Professor David Mosser, University of Maryland
Title: Macrophage heterogeneity in infectious and inflammatory diseases.

10 December
Dr Ben Killingley, University of Nottingham
Title: Influenza transmission - a challenging subject.

14 January
Professor Jonathan Stoye, Division of Virology, MRC National Institute for Medical Research
Title: Capsid binding by retroviral restriction factors.

21 January
Dr Andres Cimarelli
, Department of Human Virology, Ecole Normale Superiore Lyons
Title: Myeloid cells and restrictions to primate lentivrial infection.

28 January
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.

4 February
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.

8 February
Professor Benedict Seddon, NIMR
Title: Further Education for adolescent T agers.

11 February,
Professor Anne O'Garra, MRC National Institute for Medical Research
Title:The immune response in tuberculosis: from mouse models to human disease.
14 February
Professor Wolfgang Uckert , Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
Title: TCR Gene Therapy: Improving Safety and Efficiency.

18 February
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.

21 February
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.

25 February
Dr Ian Taylor, Division of Molecular Structure, MRC Institute for Medical Research
Title: Structure and mechanism fo teh HIV-1 restriction factor, SAMHD1.

4 March
Professor Massimo Palmarini, MRC- University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
Title: Taking Europe by storm: Schmallenberg Virus.

11 March
Speaker: Professor Farzin Farzaneh, Department of Haematological Medicine, Kings College London

13 March
Professor Johannes Krause, University of Tübingen
Title: Ancient Pathogen Genomics: the genome of the Black Death

14 March

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.

18 March
Professor Carmen Molina-Paris, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Leeds

11 April
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.

15 April
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.

22 April
Speaker: Professor Ashley Moffett, Division of Immunology, University of Cambridge
Title: Do NK cells have a role in the success of human pregnancy?

25 April
Dr Gavin Bendle, University of Birmingham
Title: Advancing the development of adoptive immunotherapy of cancer.

29 April
Dr Michelle West, University of Sussex
Title: Looping the loop with Epstein-Barr virus: epigenetic reprogramming through the control of chromatin architecture.

7 May
Dr Nilu Goonetilleke
, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford
Title: CD8  T cell studies in acute HIV-1 infection.

13 May
Dr Alexander Drakesmith, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford
Title: The iron hormone hepcidin and its role in anaemia, malaria, and HCV.

16 May

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

20 May
Professor Robert Read, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton
Title: Neisseria meningitidis – colonisation and invasion.

3 June
Dr Darius Armstrong-James, Fungal Disease Immunobiology, Imperial College London
Title: The role of calcineurin signalling in innate antifungal immunity.

4 June
Professor Robin May, Institute of Microbiology & Infection and the School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham
Title: Host-pathogen interactions during invasive fungal infections.

6 June
Professor Philip Askenase, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
Title: Nano Immuno Genetic Regulation by Suppressor T Cell Exosome miRNA.

6 June
Professor Giovanna Lombardi, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre - Transplant Theme, Kings College London
Title: The long and winding road towards clinical transplantation tolerance...

6 June
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.

10 June
Dr Julia Garcia Prado, IrsiCaixa Institute for AIDS Research
Title: HIV vs Houdini: in the search of the best escapologist

11 June
Dr Nicholas E Peters (Imperial College London)
Title: New lessons from Vaccinia virus - DNA sensing and Hypoxia.

17 June
Dr Menna Clatworthy, Cambridge Immunology Network, University of Cambridge
Title: Antibodies shape immune highways and DC trafficking.

20 June

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

24 June
Speaker: Professor Polly Roy (LSHTM)
Title: Phased replication by Bluetongue virus and its application to vaccine design.

1 July
Dr Tao Dong, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford
Title: Identification of key factors determining anti-viral efficacy in HIV infection.

8 July
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

Date External Speaker Title
17 Oct 11 Dr Karl J Staples (Division of Infection, Inflammation & Immunity, University of Southampton School of Medicine)
Macrophages: critical modulators of airways disease.
20 Oct 11 Professor Clare Lloyd (Imperial College, London)
21 Oct 11 Dr Andrew Redd (NIAID/NIH and The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore)
The rate of HIV superinfection in Uganda
31 Oct 11 Dr Mohini Gray (MRC/University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research, The Queen's Medical Research Institute)
A tolerogenic role for TLR9 is revealed by B cell interaction with DNA complexes expressed on apoptotic cells.
2 Nov 11
Professor David Sansom (Chair in Immune Cell Biology, School of Immunity and Infection, University of Birmingham) The role of CTLA-4 in immune regulation
7 Nov 11
Professor Cormac Taylor (School of Medicine & Medical Science, Conway Institute, University College Dublin) Into thin air: regulation of inflammatory gene expression by hypoxia
14 Nov 11
Dr Gill Elliot (Section of Virology, Faculty of Medicine,
Imperial College London)
Herpes simplex virus morphogenesis - a new model for envelopment.
17 Nov 11
Dr John Anderson (UCL Institute of Child Health) Professional antigen presentation by innate mouse and human lymphocytes
18 Nov 11
Dr Rushad Pavri (Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Rockefeller University) The Transcriptional basis of antibody gene diversification and genomic instability by AID
21 Nov 11
Professor Rachel C Chambers (UCL Centre for Respiratory Research) Coagulation signalling in lung injury and fibrosis.
22 Nov 11
Professor Peter Openshaw (Centre for Respiratory Infection, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London) Learning immunology from lung infections
25 Nov 11
Dr Oren Kobiler (Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University) Multicolour analysis of Herpes viruses infection.
28 Nov 11
Professor Paul Moss (School of Cancer Sciences, University of Birmingham)  
28 Nov 11 Dr Lucy Walker (MRC Senior Research Fellow / Reader in Immune Regulation and Autoimmunity, University of Birmingham) Regulation of T cell responses to self proteins.
1 Dec 11
Dr Julian Naglik (Department of Oral Immunology, King's College London Dental Institute, King's College London) Candida - the silent killer: the nECEsity of hyphae and mucosal innate immunity
5 Dec 11
Professor E. John Wherry (Department of Microbiology & Institute for Immunology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Dissecting the mechanisms of T cell exhaustion.
12 Dec 11
Professor Rick Maizels (Institute of Immunology and Infection Research, University of Edinburgh) Immunoregulation by parasites: at the intersection of allergy and infection
19 Dec 11
Professor Christoph Hess (Department of Biomedicine,University Hospital Basel) Metabolic aspects of CD8 T cell memory formation
5 Jan 12
Dr Tim Willinger (Yale University) Improvement of humanized mice by cytokine knock-in gene replacement.
11 Jan 12
Dr Wilfred Ndifon (Dept of Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) Immunosignatures of health and autoimmune disease: insights from mouse models
 16 Jan 12
Professor Danny M Altmann (Department of Medicine, Imperial College London)  T cells, NK cells and IL-17 in multiple sclerosis – protection and pathogenesis
 16 Jan 12
Dr Santiago Gonzalez (Havard)
 Capture of influenza virus by lymph node dendritic cells  is essential for humoral immunity in  lymph nodes.
19 Jan 12
Professor Gavin Screaton, Imperial College Immunopathology in Dengue Virus Infection
19 Jan 12
Professor Robert Thimme (Department of Medicine, University of Freiberg) New insights into CD8+ T cell responses in Hepatitis B and Hepatocellular carcinoma.
23 Jan 12
Professor Patrick Bertolino (Centenary Institute, The University of Sydney) How the liver kills Killer T cells
3 Feb 12
Dr Louise D’Cruz (University of California San Diego) Transcriptional regulation of Natural Killer T cell development and homeostasis.
6 Feb 12
Dr Ellie Barnes (Division of Experimental Medicine, University of Oxford) Hepatitis C-closing in on a changing target
13 Feb 12
Dr Simon Yona (Department of Metabolism and Experimental Therapeutics, UCL Division of Medicine) Origins and fates of blood monocytes.
16 Feb 12
Professor Graham Pawelec (University of Tuebingen Center for Medical Research) Immune frailty: role of viral infection and impact on vaccination in the elderly.
27 Feb 12
Dr Matthew Fisher (School of Public Health, Imperial College London) Emerging Fungal Threats to Human, Animal and Ecosystem Health.
5 March 12
Dr Martin Turner (The Babraham Institute, Cambridge) RNA binding proteins regulate lymphocyte development
and activation
12 March 12
Professor David Navarro (Department of Microbiology and Ecology, University of Valencia) Novel strategies of pre-emptive antiviral therapy of active Cytomegalovirus infection in the allogeneic stem cell transplantation setting based on combined virological and immunological monitoring
15 March 12
Dr Awen Gallimore (Cardiff Institute of Infection & Immunity) Critical Bottlenecks to a successful anti-tumour T-cell response.
19 March 12
Professor Christiana Ruhrberg (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) Macrophages in angiogenesis
29 March 12
Dr Sandra Diebold (Kings College London) Exploring synthetic mimics of viral nucleic acids as adjuvants for tumour immunotherapy.
12 April 12
Dr Nick Crispe (Seattle BioMed, University of Washington) Kupffer cell control of hepatic inflammation and immunity.
12 April 12
Ed Yong, Science Writer How to get a degree in Science Writing from the University of Messing About on the Internet
18 April 12
Dr Helen Rowe (Laboratory of Virology and Genetics, EPFL, Lausanne) KAP1/TRIM28 is necessary for de novo DNA methylation and maintenance of proviral silencing.
19 April 12
Professor Yair Reisner (Department of Immunology, The Weizmann Institute of Science) New strategy for allogeneic HSCT under reduced intensity conditioning in B cell malignancies: towards GVL without GVHD.
23 April 12
Professor Pietro De Camilli (Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, Yale University Medical School) Membrane dynamics and phosphoinositide signalling in the endocytic pathway: lessons from the neuronal synapse.
23 April 12
Dr Sarita Singh (Chelsea and Westminster Hospital/Imperial College London) HERV K gene expression in cutaneous melanoma.
26 April 12
Prof Aras Kadioglu (Institute of Infection & Global Health, University of Liverpool) Host immune responses to pneumococcal colonisation and invasive disease; the role of pneumolysin
30 April 12
Dr Marc Veldhoen (Lymphocyte Signalling & Development ISP, The Babraham Institute) The Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor: an interpreter of the micro-environment.
10 May 12
Professor David Adams, University of Birmingham VAP1: an ectoenzyme that links hepatic inflammation and fibrosis.
10 May 12
Dr Peter Dukes, Head of Research Career Awards, MRC Does a science career exist?
14 May 12
Dr Alessandro Marcello (International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Italy) Spatial-temporal dynamics of virus replication: HIV and Flaviviruses.
 24 May 12
Professor Aymen Al-Shamkhani, University of Southampton Programming T cells to combat cancer.
 28 May 12
Professor Peter Cockerill (Institute of Biomedical Research, University of Birmingham) Inducible and developmental regulation of cytokine genes.
11 June 12
Dr Claudio Murgia (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow) Cellular and molecular pathogenesis of a retroviral induced lung adenocarcinoma.
13 June 12
Professor Theresa T. Pizarro (Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Ohio, USA) Dichotomous roles of IL-33 in GI inflammation and cancer.
18 June 12
Professor Ten Feizi (Department of Medicine, Imperial College London) Carbohydrate microarrays in unravelling the molecular bases of pathogen-host and of host-pathogen interactions.
21 June 12
Dr Nigel Temperton (University of Kent) Pseudoviruses and Real Virology
21 June 12
Dr Edward Wright (University of Westminster) Properties of Rabies Virus and Lyssavirus Envelopes
2 July 12
Professor Christopher E Rudd (Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge) T-cell signalling and motility in immunity.
9 July 12
Dr Christopher Illingworth (The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Quantifying selection in viral evolution using time-resolved sequence data.
12 July 12
Dr Muzz Haniffa (Institute of Cellular Medicine, University of Newcastle) Heterogeneity and functional specialisations of human dendritic cells.
12 July 12
Professor Sir Mark Pepys (Centre for Amyloidosis & Acute Phase Proteins, UCL) The long, slow, staggeringly expensive process of drug development.
19 July 12
Dr Ina Lauinger, Dept of Infectious Diseases and CIDR, KCL Rhinoviruses – more than just a cold
19 July 12
Dr Jon Bible, GSTS Pathology Human enterovirus 68 – an evolving and emerging pathogen?
 19 July 12
Mr Martin Eichmann and Mr Robin Knight, Dept of Immunobiology, KCL Studies on Enteroviruses and Type 1 diabetes
25 July 12
Dr Simon DW Frost (Dept. of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge) Within- and Between-Host Evolution of HIV-1.

Academic Session 2010/2011

Date External Speaker Programme  Autumn 2010
27 SEPTEMBER Dr Benoît Salomon
(UPMC and INSERM, Paris)
Some aspects of the biology and therapeutic potentials of regulatory T cells
4 OCTOBER Professor Paul Young
(Centre for Infectious Disease Research, University of Queensland)
Searching for the flavivirus Achilles heel
18 OCTOBER Dr David Sansom
(Immune regulation unit, University of Birmingham)
How does CTLA-4 regulate T cell immunity
25 OCTOBER Dr Simon Kollnberger
(Institute Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital)
Cytomegalovirus and its obsession with NK cells
15 NOVEMBER Professor Anthony Segal
(Centre for Molecular Medicine, UCL)
Crohn's is a complex immunodeficiency disease
6 DECEMBER Professor Stuart Neil
(Department of Infectious Diseases, Kings College London)
Antiviral activity of Tetherin and its antagonism by enveloped viruses
13 DECEMBER Dr Victor Appay
(UPMC, Paris)
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
22 FEBRUARY 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 -
 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.
4 JULY Dr Francisco Martin,
Centre for Biomedicine Research CIBM, Granada
Cell-gene therapy strategies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases
 7 JULY Dr Paul Norman,
Departments of Structural Biology and Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford University, California
Population-Specific Evolution of Human Natural Killer Cell Receptors
11 JULY Professor Derek Macallan,
Department of Infectious Diseases and Medicine,
St George's, University of London
Uncovering the in vivo kinetics of human lymphocytes
12 JULY Dr Nir Friedman,
Department of Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Communication networks in the immune system: A single cell perspective
27 JULY 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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