The VVN have made additional ERC scholarships available for the Non-conventional T cells in health and disease meeting. This meeting will bring together experts in mouse, veterinary and human immunology to discuss the role of non-conventional T cells in health and disease. These additional scholarships provide an excellent opportunity for early career researchers to learn about the latest developments in the field of non-conventional T cells.
Applicants must be Early Career Researchers (PhD students, postdocs (fixed term contract), or within 5 years of obtaining a PhD) from research organisations within the United Kingdom and must be members of the VVN. Membership is free and registration is available at:http://www.vetvaccnet.ac.uk/scientists
The deadline for this second round of scholarships will be 3pm on Thursday 3rd January 2019.
Application form: 2019 VVN ERC scholarship - CVIG non-conventional meeting_v1 3-1-19.pdf
Non-conventional T lymphocytes are cells of the immune system that bridge the innate and adaptive immune system and are important sentinels against pathogens at mucosal surfaces. These non-conventional T cells are not restricted by classical MHC and include mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT), gamma delta γδ and natural killer (NK) T cells. They display several features associated with innate immune cells and are rapidly activated by recognition of conserved, stress-induced, self, and microbial ligands. We will bring together experts in mouse, farm animal and human immunology to discuss the role of these cells in health and disease.
This meeting is organised by The Comparative Veterinary Immunology Group (CVIG), an Affinity Group of The British Society for Immunology in conjunction with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network (UK VVN). CVIG and UK VVN have a shared vision that this meeting will advance our knowledge and understanding of non-conventional T cells and stimulate new cross collaborations.
This meeting will be held on the 11th of January 2019 as a satellite of the joint International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) and UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network (UK VVN) meeting which is taking place on the 9-10 January 2019 at the Tower Hotel, London. You are welcome to attend both meetings but you have to register separately for each.
08:15 - 09:00 Registration and welcome tea and coffee
Immune surveillance by γδ, MHC-E restricted and iNK cells (part 1)
09:00 Cynthia Baldwin (University of Massachusetts Amhurst, USA) - Bovine γδ T-cell
09:30 Adrian Smith (University of Oxford, UK) - Avian γδ T-cell
10:00 Adrian Hayday (Francis Crick Institute, UK) - Development and regulation of γδ
10:30 Ben Wilcox (University of Birmingham, UK) - γδ cells in disease
11:00 -11:30: Tea/coffee
Immune surveillance by γδ, MHC-E restricted and iNK cells (part 2)
11:30 Janice Telfer (University of Massachusetts Amhurst, USA) - Bovine γδ T-cells
12:00 Andrew McMichael (University of Oxford, UK) - MHC-E restricted cells
12:30 Patricia Barral (Francis Crick Institute, UK) - iNKT and microbiota
13:00 -14:00: Lunch
NK cells in health and disease
14:00 Kerstin Mair (University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria) - Porcine NK cells
14:30 Dimitra Peppa (University of Oxford, UK) - NK cells in HIV
15:00 Jayne Hope (Roslin Institute, UK) - Bovine NK cells in tuberculosis
15:30 – 16:00: Tea/coffee
MAIT cells across species
16:00 Paul Klenerman (University of Oxford, UK) - Human and mouse MAITs
16:30 Olivier Lantz (Institut Curie, France) - MAITs cells across species
17:00 Mariolina Salio (University of Oxford, UK) - MAITs
17:30: Wrap up – closing remarks
BSI Members - Full £50
BSI Members - Early Career £50
BSI Members - Postgraduate (PhD, Masters) £25
BSI Members - Concessionary £25
Non Members £75
Non Members - Postgraduate and Concessionary £45
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