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2019 Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium

We are very pleased to announce that this year's Symposium will return to the newly remodelled conference suite at the Royal College of Physicians on Queen Street.

As in previous years we will be presenting a showcase of the world-class infectious disease research in Edinburgh, and very much hope that you will be able to join us.

Registration is now closed

Confirmed speakers

Mark Blaxter (School of Biological Sciences) – Evolution of the  filarial nematode-Wolbachia symbiont system

Lisa Boden (Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security) Risk and long-term future resilience to disease outbreaks

Eleanor Gaunt (The Roslin Institute) – The role of CpG dinucleotides in regulating virus replication kinetics

Ross Houston (The Roslin Institute) – Genetic basis of disease resistance in fish

David Longbottom (Moredun Research Institute) – Chlamydia infection in sheep

Jenny Regan (School of Biological Sciences) – Sex differences in the innate immune system

Edward Wallace (School of Biological Sciences) – Fungal pathogenesis

Claire Mackintosh (Regional Infectious Diseases Unit, Western General Hospital) – Antibiotic use in primary care

Sarah Walmsley (Centre for Inflammation Research) – Regulation of neutrophil apoptosis by hypoxia

Ker Memorial Lecturer - Sharon Peacock

We are delighted that Professor Sharon Peacock from University College London will give the Ker Memorial Lecture.

About the speaker

My research group consists of PhD students and early and mid-career postdoctoral scientists who share a passion for microbiology.

The range of work that we undertake is relatively broad, but is underpinned by questions that are of direct relevance to human and animal health. This includes work in the UK and overseas.

Studies into antimicrobial resistance are an important (but not sole) focus of our work.

As a group leader, I try to create the right environment to encourage and mentor people into independent careers, and from there to roles as future research leaders.

Sharon PeacockDirector of the Bloombury Research Institute, University College London



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2019 Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium

8th Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium will be hosted by the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh on Wednesday 5 June 2019.

Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh
9 Queen Street
Edinburgh EH2 1JQ