Infection and Immunity Annual Symposium 2019
Susan Joyce (APC Microbiome Ireland) and Michael Cox (Imperial College London)
G13-14 Life Sciences Building, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ
The Infection and Immunity Research Network are delighted to host their next annual symposium in April 2019.
This event will focus on the microbiome in its broadest sense.
Attendees are welcome and encouraged to bring a poster (on any subject, not necessarily on the microbiome); no forms need to be completed, but please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 12 April 2019 with the following information:
- name of presenting author
- title of poster
Prizes of £50 / £30 / £20 for 1st / 2nd / 3rd best poster will be presented on the day. We are very grateful to Qiagen for sponsoring the best poster prize of £50 (to be paid as an Amazon voucher).
To register your place please go to the Eventbrite page. Registration closes 12 April 2019 at 12 noon.
The Meaningful Microbiome
Through recent advances in our technological capabilities it is becoming increasingly clear that our microbiome can make significant contributions to the health of their host organism. However, issues relating to limitations associated with these technologies, and over-interpretation of correlative studies, have led to some high-profile controversies. In this symposium we will discuss these issues and present some good-practice guidelines for undertaking such a study. We will also reflect on some recent studies that have enhanced our understanding of the role the microbiome makes to the development of disease.
|10:00-10:05||Welcome||Dr Ruth Massey, Infection and Immunity Co-Lead|
|10:05-10:35||Keynote||Dr Susan Joyce, University College Cork and APC Microbiome Ireland||Functionality in the microbiota - Exploring the dialogue at the host microbe interface|
|Session 1:||Current work within the microbiome|
|10:35-10:50||Dr Laura Peachey, Bristol Veterinary School||This gut ain't big enough for both of us. Or is it? Parasite-microbiota interactions in mammalian species|
|10:50-11:05||Dr Nihal Bandara, Bristol Dental School||Microbial signalling and antimicrobial resistance|
|11:05-11:20||Prof Mick Bailey, Bristol Veterinary School||Development of microbiome, metabolism and immunity in the young animal|
|11:20-11:35||Dr Kaitlin Wade, EBI Early Career Fellow, Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences||The application of Mendelian randomization to human gut microbiome research|
|11:35-12:20||Refreshments and Poster Session|
|12:20-12:40||Keynote||Dr Michael Cox, Imperial College London||The Respiratory Microbiome|
|Session 2:||Aspirational work within the microbiome|
|12:40-12:50||Prof Alastair Hay, Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences||Human health, infections, infection transmission and the microbiome: outline vision for an NHS integrated, prospective cohort study with repeat microbial sampling|
|12:50-13:00||Dr Alice Halliday, EBI Early Career Fellow, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine||Group A streptococcal infections of the upper respiratory tract: understanding the interaction with respiratory viruses|
|13:00-13:10||Dr Kathleen Gillespie, Bristol Medical School: Translational Health Sciences||Type 1 diabetes and the gut microbiome|
|13:10-13:20||General Q&A session, wrap-up and prizes|
|12:20-14:00||Lunch and networking|
Qiagen will be on hand throughout the event to offer advice on their products, and have kindly agreed to sponsor the best poster prize of £50 (to be paid as an Amazon voucher). Further details will be available closer to the tim
We are also grateful to the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research who support the Infection and Immunity Network.
For further information or if you have any queries please contact Catherine Brown.