IIT Annual Science Symposium with Pears Lecture
15 June 2022, 9:00 am–6:30 pm
The UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation's Annual Science Symposium takes place on 15 June. We welcome scientists and clinicians to meet and learn about the latest research developments and cutting-edge immune therapies for patients.
This event is free.
Hanh Gurr – Division of Infection and Immunity
Main Lecture TheatrePears BuildingRowland Hill StreetLondonNW3 2PPUnited Kingdom
The UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) is hosting its annual science symposium on Wednesday 15 June 2022 at the UCL Pears Building.
International leaders will present the latest research developments in Immunology. This is an opportunity for scientists and clinicians to meet and learn about the latest research developments and cutting-edge immune therapies for patients. Submitted abstracts will be selected for presentation and prizes will be awarded for the best oral presentation and the best poster.
09.00-09.30: Registration and Welcome Refreshments
09.30-09.35: Welcome and Introduction - Professor Hans Stauss | Director, UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation| UCL
09.35-10:45: Session 1
- Chair: Steve Ley
- Dinis Calado | The Francis Crick Institute | "Germinal Center B cells in Physiology and Pathology”
- Andreas Mayer | UCL | “Measures of epitope recognition degeneracy from T cell sequence repertoires”
- Irina Udlova | University of Oxford | "Neutrophil activation as a bottleneck of immunopathology"
10.45-11.25: Networking Break - Poster Viewing
11.25-12:10 Session 2
- Chair: Benedict Seddon
- Jenny Cowen | UCL | “Enhancing thymus function to improve T-cell immunity in the aged”
- Alice Denton | Imperial College London | “Lymphoid fibroblasts contribute to impaired vaccine responses in ageing”
12.10-13:50: Networking lunch - Poster and Sponsor Stand Viewing
13.50-14:50: Session 3
- Chair: Anne Pesenacker
- 5 oral presentations selected from best abstracts submitted
14.50-15.30: Networking break - Poster and Sponsor Stand Viewing
15.30-16.15: Session 4
- Chair: Matthew Reeves
- Leo Swaddling | UCL | “How specific are SARS-CoV-2-specific T cells? - pre-existing T cells and abortive infections”
- Clare Lloyd | Imperial College London | “Living on the edge - regulation of pulmonary immunity by epithelium”
16.15-17.00: Pears Lecture
- Professor Peter Openshaw | Imperial College London | “Protective and inflammatory immunity to COVID-19”
17.00-17.05: Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Prize Awards
17.05-17.15: Closing Remarks - Professor Hans Stauss, Director
17.15-18.30: Networking drinks reception
How to join
In person: Spaces are limited, so register soon so you do not miss out.
Virtual: If you cannot attend in person, you can also register to join online.