The Biochemical Immunology Group
666th Meeting of the Biochemical Society, Sheffield, 29 July 1998
"Phagocyte Recognition of Dead and Dying Cells"
organised by Prof. C Gregory and Dr. Ian Dransfield
Speakers included: Chris Gregory (Nottingham) and Val Fadok (Denver), Giovanna Chimini (Marseille), Luciana Dini (Rome), Nick Platt (Oxford), Simon Hart (Edinburgh) and Barbara Spruce (Dundee). John Savill (Nottingham) provided an overview.
Published abstracts in Biochemical Society Transactions 26/4 (1998)
667th Meeting of the Biochemical Society, Leicester September 1998
"Biosensors: into the 21st Century".
Organized by Steve Howell
British Society for Immunology Annual Congress December, 1998
"Complement - Lessons from knockouts and transgenics".
Organized by Paul Morgan
Speakers included: Mike Carrol (C3/C4 knockouts), Mike Holers (CR1 knockout), Craig Gerard (C5a knockout), Mark Walport (Factor B knockout), and Steve Sachs from Guys. The programme included 40 minutes for poster free presentations.
British Society for Immunology Annual Congress 1998
"Signalling for Cell Death".
organized by Janet Lord and Steve Ward
"Phage Display Technology" - Cardiff June 1998.
organized by Dr E. Liddell and Paul.
The Biochemical Immunology Group supported a colloquium entitled:
AGEING AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM:
Also held at the September 1999 Meeting of the Biochemical Society in CorkDetails on the Biochemical Society web site.
"Chemokines and transmigration" (Rajneesh Malhotra and Steve Ward)
Held at the 7th BSI annual congress in Harrogate December, 1999
An independent group meeting organized by Dr. Rajneesh Malhotra was also held.
Innate Immunity: Primitive system in man
Chair Rajneesh Malhotra/Keith Ray
Doug Fearon (UK)- Links between Innate Immunity and Adaptive Immunity.
Siamon Gordon (UK)- Scavenger Receptors on Macrophages and Antigen presenting cells and their roles in Innate Immune responses.
Mike Turner (UK)/Jensenius (Denmark)- MBP-MASP complex
Bruno Lemaitre (Germany) - Drosophila Host Defence and Insect Immune Responses to Pathogens.
Jonathan Jones (UK)- Plant Disease Resistance Genes and Signal Transduction.
Luke O'Neill (Ireland)- IL1 and TLR Signal Transduction - Ancient Signalling Pathways Involved in Host Defence.
Bruce Beutler (Germany)- The TLR4 Locus and LPS Resistant Mice.
NB future Biochemical Society/ British Society for Immunology meetings
Any ideas for future meetings should be relayed to committee members, who will be able to further pursue them at the next committee meeting/AGM to be held on 19th April 1999.
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