A cell for all seasons: Macrophages in Health and Disease
4th Annual Symposium.
Wednesday 2 May, 2018
Wellcome Auditorium, QMRI, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, The University of Edinburgh, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ
Organiser: Prof Jeffrey Pollard, Director, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health.
Macrophages constitute one of the most abundant and diverse cellular populations in the body. They represent 10-20% of the cell population in almost all tissues.
Recently dramatic advances have been attained in the study of the cells with demonstrations of their fundamental importance in modulating development, maintaining homeostasis, effecting tissue repair as well as being involved in almost every disease.
In addition, lineage tracing experiments suggest at least three distinct embryological origins of the cells.
The University of Edinburgh has become one of the centres for the study of macrophages due to the recruitment of several large groups who work in this area.
Consequently since 2013 we are holding an annual “Macrophage” meeting to highlight the diversity of research in this area drawing upon local and international speakers.
These meetings have been very successful with a very diverse audience from Edinburgh and beyond.
- Dr. Calum Bain, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research, The University of Edinburgh.
- Prof. Ana Domingos, Dept. of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford; Howard Hughes Medical Institute IRS – Gulbenkian Science Institute, Portugal.
- Prof. Lesley Forrester, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, The University of Edinburgh.
- Dr. Erin Greaves, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, The University of Edinburgh.
- Prof. Martin Guilliams, VIB Center for Inflammation Research (IRC), Ghent University, Belgium.
- Dr. Samantha Mariani, MRC Centre for Inflamation Research, The University of Edinburgh.
- Dr. Clare Pridans, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research, The University of Edinburgh.
- Prof. Joachim Schultze, Genomics & Immunoregulation, University of Bonn, Germany.
- Prof. Will Wood, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol.
Registration now open
The registration fee includes:
Attendance to the Symposium, coffee/tea breaks.