Infection and Immunity Annual Meeting 2012
First annual meeting of the newly created Cardiff Institute of Infection and Immunity held on 12 September 2012 in the stunning location of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff
Over 140 members of the Institute attended and listened to key speeches by external speakers - Professor Nick Gay from Cambridge University presented in the morning on ‘Molecular mechanisms for activation of the Toll- and Nod-like receptors: a rational basis for novel vaccination strategies’, whilst in the afternoon Professor Paul Martin from Bristol University presented on ‘Inflammation and its parallel roles in wound healing and cancer initiation’.
Sixteen abstract presentations were delivered by students from across the Institute’s four research themes, the high quality of which was universally noted on the day.
The programme also included 32 research poster presentations of a high standard from across the Institute.
Winners of the oral presentations:
- 1st prize: Martin Scurr, ‘Colorectal Tumour-Infiltrating CD4+Foxp3- T cells Expressing LAP Exert Potent Immunosuppression’.
- 2nd joint prize: Maria
Stacey,’Interleukin-22 drives recruitment of neutrophils to protect from MCMV
infection in a tissue-restricted manner’.
Gareth Jones, ‘IL-27 control of ectopic lymphoid structures in inflammatory arthritis’.
Winners of the poster presentations:
- Sophie Wehenkel, ‘Using zinc finger nucleases to knockout the protein tyrosine phosphatase, SHP-1, in human CD8+ T cells for increased cancer cell killing’.
- William Perks, ‘The
role of Death receptor 3 in leukocyte accumulation during peritoneal
(joint 1st prize)
- 26th September 2012