Recordings now available from 11th Annual Symposium
Together Again, the 11th Annual Symposium from Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, was held on Thursday 23 June at the Roslin Institute.
We were delighted that it was our first in-person symposium for 2 years. The recordings from most of the talks are available below.
|COFFEE AND SET UP|
|0930 - 0935||Ross Fitzgerald, Director Edinburgh Infectious Diseases||Welcome and introduction|
|0935 - 0955||Kate Cuschieri, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh||Impact of HPV vaccination in Scotland|
|0955 - 1015||Liam Morrison, Roslin Institute||Drug resistance in livestock trypanosomes: a neglected problem in neglected pathogens|
|1015 - 1035||Richard Sloan, Infection Medicine||How does the cellular protein RPRD2 inhibit HIV-1 infection?|
|1035 - 1050||Beth Mills, Centre for Inflammation Research||Routes to reducing the burden of microbial keratitis|
|1050 - 1105||Freya Bull, School of Physics and Astronomy||
Listen to all the lightning talks in this session A model for the infection dynamics of a urinary catheter
|Jamie Gorzynski, Roslin Institute||Genomic epidemiological analysis of Legionnaires’ Disease in Scotland uncovers long-term endemic L. pneumophila clones of public health importance|
|Rose Doyle, School of Biological Sciences||Characterisation of novel dissemination genes in Burkholderia pseudomallei|
|1105 - 1135||COFFEE|
|1135 - 1150||Vasso Makrantoni, Infection Medicine||Genome plasticity: A survival strategy for human fungal pathogens – please note only part of the talk is available|
|1150 - 1205||Joanna Young, School of Biological Sciences||Toxoplasma gondii: dissecting chronic infection of a ubiquitous parasite|
|1205 - 1220||David Smith, Moredun Research Institute||Bradyzoite biology: from invasion to persistence – please note this recording has been edited to remove disturbance from unwanted interruptions|
|1220 - 1235||Farren Yero, Inst. for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Duke University||Where Science Meets Slavery: Reimagining Vaccine History through Anti-Colonial Art|
|1235 - 1250||Will Harvey, Roslin Institute||
Listen to all the lightning talks in the session Predicting the direction of influenza evolution
|Piotr Janas, Centre for Inflammation Research||Respiratory syncytial virus infection causes long-term changes in the expression of major histocompatibility complexes in murine airway epithelial cells|
|Richa Sharma, School of Chemistry||Fluorescent smart probes – a "tag-and-kill" approach for infectious microbial pathogens|
|Nelly Mak, Infection Medicine||Does Allelic Variation in the IFITM Amphipathic Helix Influence Its Antiviral Activity?|
|1250 - 1410||LUNCH|
|1410 - 1425||Prerna Vohra, School of Biological Sciences||Sequencing approaches to understand and control zoonotic pathogens|
|1425 - 1445||Ian Laurenson, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh||Diagnosing mycobacterial infection – where are we and where are we going?|
|1445 - 1505||Lonneke Vervelde, Roslin Institute||Mucosal tissue models: from egg to enteroid|
|1505 - 1525||Katerina Guschanski, School of Biological Sciences||AMR in ancient DNA|
|1525 - 1540||KER MEMORIAL PRIZE WINNER: Mabel Tettey, School of Biological Sciences||Analysis of released peptidases and their role in the transmission biology of African trypanosomes|
|1540 - 1610||COFFEE|
|1610 - 1700||KER MEMORIAL LECTURER: Dame Sarah Gilbert, University of Oxford||ChAdOx1-vectored vaccines against different viral targets|
Ker Memorial Lecture and Prize
We were particularly pleased that the Ker Memorial Lecture was given by Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert from the University of Oxford, who spoke about her pioneering work to develop the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
And as is customary we also heard from the winner of the Ker Memorial Prize, Dr Mabel Tettey, awarded for the best PhD thesis in infectious diseases submitted in 2021.
We very much encouraged all students and postdocs to present their work in the poster sessions.
The People's Vote Winner was Fiona Sargison from the Fitzgerald lab for her poster on Genome-scale analysis of Staphylococcus aureus to identify determinants of avian host-adaptation.