Infection and Immunity Annual Symposium 2019

24 April 2019, 9.30 AM - 24 April 2019, 2.00 PM

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.

Poster submission:

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 by Friday, 12 April 2019 with the following information:

  • name of presenting author
  • school/unit
  • title of poster

Prizes of £50 / £30 / £20 for 1st / 2nd / 3rd best poster will be presented on the day.


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.

A programme and further information will be circulated in due course.

Confirmed speakers:

We are delighted to announce that our two external speakers are now confirmed:

  • Susan Joyce from APC Microbiome Ireland. Her research is in microbial genetic and biochemical systems that alter eukaryotic host signalling
  • Mike Cox form Imperial College London, Research Associate Microbial Ecologist in the Genomic Medicine Section of the National Heart and Lung Institute. Mike’s research focusses on the respiratory microbiome.

Contact information

For further information or if you have any queries please contact Catherine Brown

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