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2016 JOINT MEETING OF IRISH SOCIETY FOR IMMUNOLOGY (ISI)
& MICROBIOLOGY SOCIETY (MicroSoc)

 

1st & 2nd September 2016,
Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

 

Thursday, 1st September 2016
SESSION 1
HOST COLONISATION
Dowve Van Sinderen
School of Microbiology, University College Cork, Ireland.
Bifidobacteria and host colonisation
Eric Martens
Dept. Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School, MI, USA.
Bacteroides and the diet-metabolism-mucosal defence interface
Lunch, Posters and Trade Exhibitions
SESSION 2
INFECTION AND IMMUNITY
Jose Bengoechea
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Klebsiella pneumoniae: living to block innate immunity
Kingston Mills
School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, TCD, Dublin.
Understanding the mechanisms of T cell immunity and memory of Bordetella pertussis to assist design of an improved vaccine
Vincent Young
Dept. Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School, MI, USA.
Host, pathogen and microbiome interactions in Clostridium difficile infection
Posters and Wine Reception
Friday, 2nd September 2016
SESSION 3
IMMUNE REGULATION
Lydia Lynch
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Obese NK cells lack energy to kill
Ed Lavelle
School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, TCD, Dublin.
Type 1 interferons and inflammasomes in adjuvant induced cellular immunity
John O’ Shea
Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch, NIAMS, NIH, Bethesda, USA.
TBC
Lunch, Posters and Trade Exhibitions
SESSION 4
HOST-MICROBIOME INTERACTIONS
Yasmine Belkaid
Mucosal Immunology Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, USA.
TBC
Rachel McLoughlin
School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, TCD, Dublin.
Targeting cellular immunity for effective anti-Staphylococcus aureus vaccines
Fergus Shanahan
Alimentary Pharmabotic Centre (Apc), BioSciences Building, University College Cork, Cork.
TBC