Immunology Conference

Overview

To identify new discoveries in fundamental immunology, diagnostic and therapeutic options and to tackle challenges that arise from connecting fundamental and translational science

Key Topics

  • Vaccine development for infectious disease
  • Immune mechanisms of human diseases
  • Technological innovations in immunology
  • Cellular responses to viral pathogens

Chair

Prof Paul A. Townsend, Associate Dean, Faculty of Biology, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

09:30

Opening remarks from the chair:

Prof Paul A. Townsend, Associate Dean, Faculty of Biology, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

SESSION 1

09:40

An overview

Prof Paul A. Townsend, Associate Dean, Faculty of Biology, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

09:50

The development of tolerance-inducing cell-based therapies for autoimmune diseases - tbc

Dr Eva M Martínez Cáceres, Head of the Immunology Division, Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital, FOCIS Center of Excellence, Associate Professor of Immunology, Universitat Autònoma Barcelona, Chair, Action BM1305 A FACTT, COST, Barcelona, Spain

10:20

Tackling allergy through personalised immunotherapy

Dr Paqui Gómez Pérez, Doctor of Medicine and Specialist of Allergy, Department of Allergy, Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga, Malaga, Spain

10:50 Interactive Q & A

11:00 Visit Exhibition


SESSION 2

11:30

Escape from senescence

Dr Athanassios Kotsinas, Assistant Professor, Molecular Carcinogenesis Group, Lab Histology-Embryology Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

12.00

Cancer immunology and immunotherapy: ARI-0001 for CART19 treatment - a Spanish proposal

Dr Manel Juan, Head of Immunotherapy, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Immunology Service; Hospital Sant Joan de Déu; Universitat de Barcelona; Treasurer, Spanish Society for Immunology (SEI), Barcelona, Spain

12.30

Autoimmunity and inflammatory bowel diseases

Dr Tony Avades, Consultant Chemical Pathology & Lipids, Academic Lead for Pathology, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth, UK

13:00 Interactive Q & A

13:15 Visit Exhibition

14:45

HIV prevention and cure: Development of a vaccine against infectious disease

Professor Tomáš Hanke, The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford UK; International Research Centre for Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan

15:15

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Prof Paul A. Townsend, Associate Dean, Faculty of Biology, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Dr Athanassios Kotsinas, Assistant Professor, Molecular Carcinogenesis Group, Lab Histology-Embryology Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Dr Eva M Martínez Cáceres, Head of the Immunology Division, Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital, FOCIS Center of Excellence, Associate Professor of Immunology, Universitat Autònoma Barcelona, Chair, Action BM1305 A FACTT, COST, Barcelona, Spain

Professor Tomáš Hanke, The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford UK; International Research Centre for Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan

Dr Tony Avades, Consultant Chemical Pathology & Lipids, Academic Lead for Pathology, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth, UK

Dr Manel Juan, Head of Immunotherapy, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Immunology Service; Hospital Sant Joan de Déu; Universitat de Barcelona; Treasurer, Spanish Society for Immunology (SEI), Barcelona, Spain

Dr Paqui Gómez Pérez, Doctor of Medicine and Specialist of Allergy, Department of Allergy, Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga, Malaga, Spain

16:15 Chair closing remarks

16:20 End of Immunology conference

CHAIR:

Prof Paul A. Townsend, Associate Dean, Faculty of Biology, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK


SPEAKER FACULTY:

 

Dr Athanassios Kotsinas, Assistant Professor,Molecular Carcinogenesis Group, Lab Histology-Embryology Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Dr Carmen Rondón Segovia, Specialist in Allergy, Allergy Unit, Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga: Página de Inicio, WAO Excellence Center, Principal Investigator, Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga (IBIMA), Málaga, Spain

Dr Eva M Martínez Cáceres, Head of the Immunology Division,Segovia, Specialist in Allergy, Allergy Unit, Hospital Region, Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital, FOCIS Center of Excellence, Associate Professor of Immunology, Universitat Autònoma Barcelona, Chair, Action BM1305 A FACTT, COST, Barcelona, Spain

Dr Manel Juan, Head of Immunotherapy, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Immunology Service; Hospital Sant Joan de Déu; Universitat de Barcelona; Treasurer, Spanish Society for Immunology (SEI), Barcelona, Spain

Dr Tony Avades, Consultant Chemical Pathology & Lipids, Academic Lead for Pathology, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth, UK

Professor Tomáš Hanke, The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford UK; International Research Centre for Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan