Infection and Immunity


Institute of Immunity & Transplantation Open Day 2016

By Jade A E Donovan, on 6 September 2016

iitopendayThe Royal Free Hospital held its second annual open day of the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT), where students, patients and members of the public found out about ground-breaking research being carried out by it’s world-leading researchers.

Hosted by Institute Director, Professor Hans Stauss, the event welcomed a number of students, plus members of the public, from across the North London area. Visitors enjoyed a variety of interactive stands demonstrating the work carried about by the Institute, and learnt about careers in medical research. Attendee’s also had the opportunity to meet with doctors and researchers, plus hear about clinical trials for new medicines taking place at the Royal Free Hospital.

Some of the world’s top scientists spoke about their research, including the development of new types of medicines to treat cancer, transplant immunology and immunity in the liver. The open day also featured talks on the development of ground-breaking treatments for conditions including leukaemia, lung cancer and haemophilia, and how new organs are being built from stem cells.

Participant feedback was positive, indicating that attendees found the day both educational and entertaining.

IIT Annual Immunology Symposium with Pears Lecture

By Jade A E Donovan, on 21 January 2016

The UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) is hosting the annual science symposium on Tuesday 21 June 2016 at the Royal Free Hospital.

International leaders will present the latest research developments in molecular and cellular aspects of the immune system in health and disease. Highlights will include new insights into immune regulation of tissue function and regeneration, novel treatments of inflammatory disease and gene therapy for inherited conditions.

When Tuesday 21 June 2016, 9am-6pm (followed by a drinks reception at 6–7pm)

Where Sir William Wells Atrium and Lecture Theatre 1, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

The conference provides an opportunity for scientists and clinicians to meet and learn about how research leads to novel therapies for patient benefit.

Submitted abstracts will be selected for presentation and prizes will be awarded for the best oral presentation and the best poster.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Peter Parham – Stanford University
  • Professor Anne O’Garra – The Francis Crick Institute
  • Professor David Adams – University of Birmingham
  • Professor Adrian Thrasher – UCL Institute of Child Health
  • Professor Alison Lloyd – UCL Molecular Cell Biology
  • Dr Clare Bennett – UCL IIT and Cancer Institute
  • Dr Victoria Male – UCL IIT
  • Professor Chris Denton – UCL IIT
  • Dr Milica Vukmanovic-Stejic – UCL IIT
  • Dr Matthew Reeves – UCL IIT
  • Dr Joe Grove – UCL IIT
  • Dr Derralynn Hughes – UCL IIT and Cancer Institute
  • Dr Siobhan Burns – UCL IIT

The programme for the day can be found via the following link: IIT SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME 2016

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