BSI / NVVI Congress 2016 | 6 - 9 December, Liverpool UK

Scientific Programme 2016

BSI Congress Programme

Day 1
Tue, 06 Dec 2016
Day 2
Wed, 07 Dec 2016
Day 3
Thu, 08 Dec 2016
Day 4
Fri, 09 Dec 2016

Bright Sparks in Immunology – PhD session

The aim of this session is to showcase the research of early-career attendees as well as providing them with experience of presenting their work to a large audience. Bright Sparks is open to all PhD students and postdocs who are submitting an abstract for presentation at the Congress.

Bright Sparks in Immunology – Postdoc session

15:00 – 16:30 Tuesday 6 December 2016, Hall 3 Bright Sparks in Immunology 2016 – Postdoc Session Chairs:  John Worthington (UK), Lotte de Winde (Netherlands) Introduction:  Helen Collins (UK) 15:00    ...
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Careers talk and prize giving

16:30 – 17:00, Tuesday 6 December 2016, Hall 3 Careers talk 16:30     From PhD to PI in 7 (not so) easy steps John Tregoning Imperial College London, UK   Prize...
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Parallel workshop: Research careers

17:00 – 18:00, Tuesday 6 December 2016, Hall TBC Chair: Jessica Strid (UK) 17:00    Careers in industry: leave your preconceptions at the door Louise Jopling Director of Immunology Scientific...
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Yvette van Kooyk
Louise Jopling

Parallel workshop: Non-research careers

17:00 – 18:00, Tuesday 6 December 2016, Hall 3 Chair: Emily Gywer Findlay, UK   17:00    How to transition to a career in science communication Mary Cavanagh Senior Content Developer,...
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Matt Hicks
Mary Cavanagh

Opening Ceremony and Keynote Lecture

18:30 – 20:00, Tuesday 6 December 2016, Hall 1 Opening ceremony 18:30    Opening address by the Presidents Peter Openshaw, BSI President, and René Toes, NVVI Vice President 18:50  ...
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Akiko Iwasaki

Welcome Reception

20:10 – 22:00, Tuesday 6 December 2016 Welcome Reception All delegates, sponsors and exhibitors are invited to attend the Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address. This will be followed by a...
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Plenary I: Vaccination

09:00 – 09:30, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall 1A Plenary session 1: Vaccinations  Chairs: Peter Openshaw (UK), Ferry Ossendorf (Netherlands) 09:00     Vaccination against emerging threats Gerd Sutter Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany Invited...
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Andrew Pollard
Gerd Sutter

Parallel session: Unconventional T cells – development, immune surveillance and microbial recognition

10:30 – 12:45, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Unconventional T cells: development, immune surveillance and microbial recognition Chairs: Matthias Eberl (UK), Idiko Van Rhijn (USA) | Proposers:...
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Ildiko Van Rhijn
Adrian Hayday

Parallel session: Antibodies – from pathology to therapy (part 1)

10:30 – 12:45, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Antibodies: from pathology to therapy (part 1) Chairs: Gestur Vidarsson (Netherlands), Jenny Woof (UK) | Proposer: Claudia Mauri, Paul Parren, Sjef Verbeek...
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Janine Schuurman
Marjolein van Egmond

Parallel session: Immune cell regulation and communication (part 1)

10:30 – 12:45, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Immune cell regulation and communication (part 1) Chairs: Catharien Hilkens (UK), Willem Van Eden (Netherlands) 10:30     Immune...
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Marca Wauben
Daniel Davis

Parallel session: Innate sensing – learning from microbial tactics

10:30 – 12:45, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Innate sensing – learning from microbial tactics Chairs: Teunis Geijtenbeek (Netherlands), Greg Towers (UK) 10:30     Studying innate evasion by...
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Jerry Wells
Greg Towers

Parallel session: Immunity and metabolism – a two-way traffic

10:30 – 12:45, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Immunity and metabolism: a two-way traffic            Chairs: Andreea Ioan-Fascinay (Netherlands), Valerie O’Donnell (UK) Immunity and metabolism – two-way traffic 10:30...
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Luke O’Neill
David Savage

Parallel session: Lung immunology – from asthma to infectious diseases (part 1)

10:30 – 12:45, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Lung immunology: from asthma to infectious disease (part 1) Chairs: Martijn Nawijn (Netherlands), Andrew Williams (UK) 10:30      Regulation of...
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David Dockrell
Clare Lloyd

Parallel session: Skin barrier – immunity on the edge

10:30 – 12:45, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Skin barrier – immunity on the edge Chairs: Edward Knol (Netherlands), Jessica Strid (UK) 10:30      First line of defence:...
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Graham Ogg
Alan Irvine

Lunch

Opportunity for food, drink, posters, exhibition and networking

Lunchtime session: Tackling grant and fellowship applications

12:50 – 13:50, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall TBC Lunchtime session: Tackling grant and fellowship applications This session will feature a panel discussion looking at how immunologists can put together...
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Adrian Hayday

British Society for Immunology AGM

12:50 – 13:50, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall TBC All members of the British Society for Immunology are welcome to attend.  For more information, please visit the British Society for...
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Parallel session: Lung immunology: from asthma to infectious diseases (part 2)

14:00 – 15:30, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Lung immunology: from asthma to infectious disease (part 2) Chairs: Thomas Laws (UK) 14:00      Group 2 innate lymphoid cells...
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Rudi Hendriks

Parallel session: Antibodies – from pathology to therapy (part 2)

14:00 – 15:30, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Antibodies: from pathology to therapy (part 2) Chairs: Mark Cragg (UK), Marieke van Ham, Netherlands | Proposer: Claudia Mauri, Paul Parren, Sjef...
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Tom Huizinga

Parallel session: How chemists and immunologists develop the next generation of innovative immunotherapies

14:00 – 15:30, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: How chemists and immunologists develop the next generation of innovative immunotherapies Chairs: Carl Figdor (Netherlands), Leanne Minall (UK) 14:00...
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Piet Gros

Parallel session: The weird and wonderful world of granulocytes

14:00 – 15:30, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: The weird and wonderful world of granulocytes Chairs: Jessica Strid (UK), David Voehringer (Germany) 14:00     Regulation of type...
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David Voehringer

Parallel session: Systems biology – big data

14:00 – 15:30, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Systems biology – big data Chairs: Tim Radstake (Netherlands), Anje te Velde (Netherlands) 14:00      Molecular re-classification of inflammatory disease...
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Parallel session: Macrophages – a century since Metchnikoff

14:00 – 15:30, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Macrophages: a century since Metchnikoff Chair: Simon Jackson (UK), Yvette van Kooyk (Netherlands) 14:00     A century of phagocytes,...
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Siamon Gordon

Parallel session: Immune cell regulation and communication (part 2)

14:00 – 15:30, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Immune cell regulation and communication (part 2) Chairs:  Leonie Taams (UK), Marca Wauben (Netherlands) 14:00     Generation of pathogenic...
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Thomas Korn

Plenary II: Vaccinations

16:00 – 17:00, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall 1A Plenary 2: Vaccinations Chairs: Mark Peakman (UK), Jolanda de Vries (Netherlands) 16:00     Vaccination against unwanted immune responses: autoimmune diseases and other hypersensitivity conditions David...
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Ugur Sahin
David Wraith

Bright Sparks Winner (PhD students)

17:00 – 17:15, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Hall 1A The winner of the PhD presentation category from Tuesday’s Bright Sparks session will present their work.          

Meet the editors

Professors Mark Peakman and Danny Altmann, EiCs of Clinical & Experimental Immunology and Immunology, will be hosting an informal Q&A at the BSI stand during Wednesday’s poster session. Do pop...
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Poster Session I

17:15 – 19:15, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Exhibition hall The abstracts for all the posters due to be presented in this session can be found here. The poster categories that...
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Plenary III: Orchestrating the immune response in vivo

09:00 – 09:30, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall 1A Plenary session III: Orchestrating the immune response in vivo Chairs: Tom Cupedo (Netherlands), Lucy Walker (UK) 09:00     Environmental sensing by...
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Steffen Jung
Henrique Veiga-Fernandes

Parallel session: T cells and chronic disease (part 1)

10:30 – 12:45, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: T cells and chronic disease (part 1) Chairs: David Price (UK), Debbie van Baarle (Netherlands) Proposer: Ellie Barnes 10:30  ...
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Femke van Wijk
Eleanor Barnes

Parallel session: Innovative strategies of immunotherapy of cancer (part 1)

10:30 – 12:45, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Innovative strategies in the immunotherapy of cancer (part 1) Chairs: Mirjam Heemskerk (Netherlands), Graham Pawelec (Germany), Linda Wooldridge (UK) Innovative...
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Richard Vile
David Gilham

Parallel session: The anatomy of immune responses (part 1)

10:30 – 12:45, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: The anatomy of immune responses (part 1) Chairs: Chris Hansell (UK), Martijn Nolte (Netherlands) This session will focus on how...
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David Withers
Daniel Mucida

Parallel session: Shaping immunity at the host-microbial interface (part 1)

10:30 – 12:45, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Shaping immunity at the host-microbial interface (part 1) Chairs: Allan Mowat (UK), Caroline Rowland (UK) 10:30     Immune...
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Kathleen McCoy
David Artis

Parallel session: Complement comes of age

10:30 – 12:45, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Complement comes of age Chairs:  Frank Baas (Netherlands), Claudia Kemper (UK) | Proposers: Leendert Trouw, Paul Morgan 10:30     Immune...
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Soyon Hong
Claudia Kemper

Parallel session: Immunology at the extremes of age – from early life to senescence

10:30 – 12:45, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Immunology at the extremes of age: from early life to senescence Chairs: Fiona Culley (UK), Sian Henson (UK), Jessica...
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Rene van Lier
Markus Britschgi

Parallel session: Tissue residency and immune memory

10:30 – 12:45, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Tissue residency and immune memory Chairs: Carmen Gerlach (USA), Megan MacLeod (UK) | Proposer: Joana F Neves 10:30  ...
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Irina Mazo
Dirk Busch

Lunchtime session: Brexit – what are the implications for immunology?

12:50 – 13:50, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall TBC Lunchtime Session: Brexit – what are the implications for immunology? Chair: Jo Revill, Chief Executive of the British Society for Immunology,UK...
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Peter Openshaw
Oliver Ilott
Rene van Lier

Parallel session: Macrophages – inflammation and trained immunity

14:00 – 15:30, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel Session: Macrophages: inflammation and trained immunity Chairs: Simon Jackson (UK), Yvette van Kooyk (Netherlands) 14:00     Functional and genomic architecture of Borrelia...
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Leo Joosten

Parallel session: T cells and chronic disease (part 2)

14:00 – 15:30, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: T cells and chronic disease (part 2) Chairs: Ramon Ahrens (Netherlands), James Harker (UK), Paul Klenerman (UK)  | Proposer: Ellen Wehrens 14:00    ...
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Rafi Ahmed

Parallel session: Innovative strategies in the immunotherapy of cancer (part 2)

14:00 – 15:30, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Innovative strategies in the immunotherapy of cancer (part 2) Chairs: Peter Stern (UK), Sjoerd van der Burg (Netherlands) 14:00...
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Tanja de Gruijl

Parallel session: The anatomy of immune responses (part 2)

14:00 – 15:30, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: The anatomy of immune responses (part 2) Chairs: Mark Coles (UK) | Proposer: Federica Marelli-Berg This session will focus on how...
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Federica Marelli-Berg

Parallel session: Shaping immunity at the host-microbial interface (part 2)

14:00 – 15:30, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Shaping immunity at the host-microbial interface (part 2) Chairs: Janneke Samsom (Netherlands), Julia Tree (UK) 14:00     Host-microbiota interactions across the...
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Nadine Cerf-Bensussan

Parallel session: Thymus development

14:00 – 15:30, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Thymus development Chairs: Dan Pennington (UK), Frank Staal (Netherlands) 14:00     TBC 14:30     RELB acts downstream of medullary...
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Parallel session: Molecular regulation of T cell immunity – it’s not just about gene transcription

14:00 – 15:30, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Molecular regulation of T-cell immunity – it’s not just about gene transcription Chairs: Peter Katsikis (Netherlands), Martin Turner (UK)...
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Monika Wolkers

Plenary IV: Barriers and bugs – microbial host interactions

16:00 – 16:30, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall 1A Plenary session 4: Barriers and bugs: microbial host interactions Chairs: Fiona Powrie (UK), Yvette van Kooyk, (Netherlands) 16:00     Linking pathogen...
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Yasmine Belkaid
Gabriel Nunez

Bright Sparks winner (Postdoc) / NVVI Thesis Award winner

17:00 – 17:30, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall 1A This session will include the following presentations by the following people: The winner of the postdoc presentation session from Tuesday’s Bright...
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Poster Session

17:30 – 19:30, Thursday 8 December 2016, Exhibition Hall The abstracts of all the posters that are due to be presented in this session can be found here. The poster...
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BSI Industry Partnership Group

17:30 – 18:30, Thursday 8 December 2016, Hall 3A BSI Industry Partnership Group Chair: Edith Hessel, Head of Refractory Respiratory Inflammation Discovery Performance Unit, GSK Speakers: Daniel Davis, MCCIR Mark...
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Parallel session: Immunogenomics: new horizons with single-cell technologies

09:00 – 11:00, Friday 9 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Immunogenomics: new horizons with single-cell technologies Chairs: Muzlifah Haniffa (UK), Dominic Kelly (UK) | Proposers: Cecile van Els, Jolanda Devries...
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Scott Boyd
Alexandra-Chloe Villani

Parallel session: Recent developments in immunity to eukaryotic pathogens

09:00 – 11:00, Friday 9 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Recent developments in immunity to eukaryotic pathogens Chairs:  Mark Stappers (UK), Maria Yazdanbakhsh (Netherlands) | Proposers: Gordon Brown, Sheena Cruickshank 09:00...
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Judith Allen
Mihai Netea

Parallel session: A ONE-HEALTH perspective: novel TB vaccines and biomarkers for humans and animals

09:00 – 11:00, Friday 9 December 2016, Hall TBC Chairs: Victor Rutten (Netherlands), Martin Vordermeier (UK) A ONE-HEALTH perspective: novel TB vaccines and biomarkers for humans and animals 09:00  ...
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Gregers Jungerson
Tom Ottenhoff

Parallel session: Innate lymphoid cells in health and disease

09:00 – 11:00, Friday 9 December 2016, Hall 1A Parallel session: Innate lymphoid cells in health and disease Chairs: Paul Bowness (UK), Joana F Neves (UK) 09:00     Group 2 innate lymphoid...
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Hergen Spits

Parallel session: Innate host defence peptides and proteins – endogenous antimicrobials and immune modulators

09:00 – 11:00, Friday 9 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Innate host defence peptides and proteins: endogenous antimicrobials and immune modulators Chairs:  Pieter Hiemstra (Netherlands), Jens Madsen (UK) | Proposers: Rene...
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Julien Diana
Julia Dorin

Parallel session: Translational approach and insights obtained from human knock-outs

09:00 – 11:00, Friday 9 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel session: Translational approach and insights obtained from human knock-outs Chairs: Magdalena Dziadzio (UK), Sofia Grigoriadou (UK), Arjan Lankaster (Netherlands) 09:00 ...
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Bodo Grimbacher
Taco Kuijpers

Parallel session: Neuroimmunology and rheumatology

09:00 – 11:00, Friday 9 December 2016, Hall TBC Parallel Session: Neuroimmunology and rheumatology Chairs: Sandra Amor (Netherlands), Federique Ponchel (UK) | Proposers: Rene Toes 09:00    Superresolution imaging of the cytoplasmic phosphatase PTPN22...
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Bart Jacobs
Andrew Cope

Plenary V: Tumour immunology

11:30 – 12:00, Friday 9 December 2016 Plenary lecture V: Tumour immunology Chairs: Adrian Hayday (UK), Mirjam Heemskerk (Netherlands) Cancer cell-associated CXCL12 regulates intratumoral accumulation of T cells Douglas Fearon, USA...
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Douglas Fearon

Poster prizes

This ceremony will see the presentation of prizes to winning poster authors.          

NVVI – Van Loghem lecture

12:10 – 13:00, Friday 9 December 2016 NVVI – Van Loghem lecture Chair: TBC T-cell recognition and tumor resistance in human cancer Ton Schumacher, The Netherlands Cancer Institute and Leiden University,...
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Ton Schumacher

Closing remarks

13:00 – 13:15, Friday 9 December 2016, Hall 1A