Registration now open!! Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Symposium - the virtual edition
We are delighted to announce that participants can now register for the 9th Annual Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Symposium on 10 and 11 November 2020.
Although we were very disappointed to have to cancel our plans to hold this year's symposium back in June, we have now decided to move the event online, so that we can continue to celebrate the fantastic breadth and depth of infectious disease research happening across our network.
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.
We will be using the Collaborate platform to deliver the event, which will allow the talks and poster sessions to be interactive.
To ease screen-strain, we have split the event over two days – the afternoon of Tuesday 10 November and the morning of Wednesday 11 November 2020 – and have an excellent programme of talks and poster presentations each day.
News just in - 29 October 2020
We are delighted that we will be hearing from 10 excellent Early Career Researchers in the lightening talk sessions!
- Rose Blake – The Roslin Institute
- Stephanie Brien – R(D)SVS and the Roslin Institute
- Antonia Chalka – The Roslin Institute
- Samantha Griffiths – Infection Medicine
- Elizabeth Hughes – School of Biological Sciences
- Susana Keane – The Roslin Institute
- Tessa Nash – The Roslin Institute
- Stanley Otoboh – Institute of Immunology and Infection Research, School of Biological Sciences
- Nia Verdon – Institute for Condensed Matter and Complex Systems / Population Dynamics, School of Physics and Astronomy
- Iona Walker – Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology / Social Anthropology
Tuesday 10 November
13:00: Ross Fitzgerald (Director Edinburgh Infectious Diseases) – Welcome and introduction
13:10: Keith Matthews (School of Biological Sciences) – Quorum sensing and competition in African trypanosomes
13:30: Kate Templeton (Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh) – Coronavirus - TBC
13:50: Jim Kaufman (School of Biological Sciences) – Generalists and specialists: more on a new way of thinking about MHC and disease
14:10: LEG STRETCH
14:20: ECR Lightening talks 1
14:40: Helen Alexander (School of Biological Sciences) – Evolution to the rescue: understanding pathogen survival in challenging environments
15:00: Steve Jenkins (Centre for Inflammation Research) – The life and times of a macrophage: only the good die young?
15:20: POSTER SESSION 1
16:00: Ker Memorial Lecture: Ron Fouchier (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam) – Emergence of respiratory viruses in humans, with focus on influenza
Wednesday 11 November
09:30: Ker Prize Winner: You(Leo) Li (Usher Institute) – Global seasonality of respiratory viruses and the association between viral acute respiratory infection and subsequent pneumococcal disease
09:50: ECR Lightening talks 2
10:10: Till Bachmann (Infection Medicine) – Diagnostics for Antimicrobial Resistance
10:30: Nikki Lynskey (Roslin Institute) – Title TBC
10:50: Clare Hamilton (Moredun Research Institute) – Towards the characterisation of virulence of Toxoplasma gondii
11:10: LEG STRETCH
11:20: POSTER SESSION 2
12:00: Lukas Engelmann (School of Social and Political Science) – Covid-19 and the Case for a new History of Epidemiology
12:20: Tim Connelley (Roslin Institute ) – Using cattle immunogenetics and associated tools to enhance vaccine development
12:40: Helen Stagg (Usher Institute) – Adherence to treatment: what does this mean for infectious disease control?
13:00: Ross Fitzgerald (Director Edinburgh Infectious Diseases) – CLOSE
We will be updating the programme and schedule for the day on the Symposium website, so please check for further information.