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Cambridge Immunology PhD and Postdoc Day 2017

This year, we have key talks from: ▪ Prof. Gordon Dougan FRS (Sanger Institute) ▪ Dr Milka Sarris (Physiology, Development and Neuroscience) ▪ Industry vs Academics panel- Dr Tim Allsopp (Consilium Bio Ltd), Dr Kai Stoeber (VP, Global Innovation, Shionogi Ltd).
When Jun 08, 2017
from 08:30 AM to 06:00 PM
Where Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute
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Attendees Max 200, Free event
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Cambridge Immunology PhD and Postdoc Day 2017

Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute. Thursday June 8th, 2017

Funded by: Isaac Newton Trust grant

This year, we have key talks from:

  • Prof. Gordon Dougan FRS 
  • Dr Milka Sarris
  • Industry vs Academic panel- Dr Tim Allsopp (Consilium Bio Ltd), Dr Kai Stoeber (VP, Global Innovation, Shionogi Ltd).2016 Immunology PhD and Postdoc Day

As well as our inspiring key talks, we are asking our PhD and Postdocs to present their research either as a short talk (10 mins+5 mins questions), poster or both. We have space for 12 talks and around 20 posters (A0) so will be treated as a first come first served basis. 

As in past years, there will be a buffet lunch and a reception with Pizza and drinks. We will also have sponsor exhibitions and a chance to network at the coffee breaks.

This is a *FREE* event - please come along and enjoy the day!

To register and submit abstracts: 

Key ECR day

For more details, please contact the Immunology Coordinator, Dr Tammy Dougan


08:45 Registration with Tea and Coffee

09:25 Opening and Welcome – Prof Arthur Kaser

Session 1: Chair – Dr Alice Denton

9.30 Andrea Strakova

“Canine transmissible venereal tumour: How can a cancer become infectious?”

9.45 Sarwah Al-Kahlidi

“The role of copy number alterations in determining the immune profile in


10.00 Christian Owusu

“A transcriptomic view of the murine immune response to schistosomiasis”

10.15 Crina Samarghitean

“Bioinformatics services in primary immunodeficiencies – challenges and


10:30 Poster Session and Tea, Coffee & Biscuits

Session 2: Chair: Dr Danika Hill

11.00 Dafni Glinos

“Cell proliferation is controlled by different signalling pathways in response to

stimulation in naïve and memory CD4+ T cells”

11.15 Meritxell Nus

“Marginal zone B cells protect from atherosclerosis limititng T follicular helper

cells through Pdl1”

11.30 Michael Harris

“T Cell Signaling on the Flick of a Switch”

11.45 Keynote Presentation: Dr Milka Sarris

“Signaling dynamics governing leukocyte navigation in complex tissue


12:25 Buffet Lunch

Session 3: Chair – Dr Andrew Chan

13.30 Keynote Presentation: Prof Gordon Dougan FRS

“Finding a (scientific) career path in changing times”

14.15 Olympe Chazara

“Interactions between immune genes at the maternal-fetal interface”

14.30 Iva Filipovic

“Ontogeny, cell identity and function of uterine Group 1 Innate lymphoid cells”

14.45 Rachel Ulferts

“An essential role for the WD40 domain of ATG16L1 during non-canonical

autophagy in influenza virus infection”

15.00 Poster Session and Tea & Coffee

Session 4: Chair – Dr Stephen Reece

15.30 Longzhu Shen

“Analysis of viral competition assay design to assess the fitness of influenza”

15.45 Andrew Chan

“The Location and Genomic Organisation of the BG Genes in Chickens as

Revealed by Fibre FISH”

16.00 Industry vs Academia panel

Please join in and discuss the different aspects of science with:

Dr Tim Allsopp (Consilium Bio Ltd), Prof Gordon Dougan (Sanger/ University of

Cambridge), Dr Milka Sarris (Department of Physiology, Development and


17.00 Close and Reception (Pizza, Beer, Wine & Juice)


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