Centre for Inflammation Research

Seminar series Aug - Dec 2018

Invited speakers

This seminar series takes place on a Friday at 12 noon (unless otherwise stated) in the Wellcome Auditorium, QMRI and is not open to the general public.

Date Speaker Title Host

24th August 2018


Professor David Naor, The Lautenberg Center for General and Tumor Immunology, The Hebrew University – Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem

'5-MER peptide , targeting amyloid proteins , inhibits mouse models of  inflammatory (RA , MS, IBD) and neurodegenerative (Alzheimer’s) diseases, sharing these pathological  amyloids'

Professor Giles Hardingham
31st August 2018 Dr Amiram Ariel, The Laboratory for Molecular Pathways in the Resolution of Inflammation, University of Haifa, Israel

‘New cellular and molecular effectors in macrophage-mediated resolution of inflammation’

Professor Adriano Rossi

7th Sept 2018  13:15 Chancellor's Aud B

Professor Bin Zhao, Life Sciences Institute, Zhejiang University

‘Hippo signaling and liver tumorigenesis’

Dr Carsten Hansen
14th September 2018


Professor Aras Kadioglu, Department of Clinical Infection Microbiology & Immunology, University of Liverpool

TO BE RESCHEDULED Professor David Dockrell

21st September 2018

Chancellor's Aud B

Professor Cormac Taylor, Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin 'Hypoxia as a key regulator of inflammatory processes’ Dr Rodger Duffin
28th September 2018 Professor Mihaela van der Schaar, Chancellor’s Professor, UCLA Electrical Engineering Department

‘Machine Learning for Medicine: Predicting, Pre-empting and Treating Disease’

Professor Damian Mole
5th October 2018 Professor Alison Condliffe, Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease, University of Sheffield

‘Infection and Inflammation Secondary to PI3-Kinase Mutations - From Bedside to Bench and Back Again'

Professor Sarah Walmsley
12th October 2018 Professor Maggie Dallman, Cell and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London

'Modelling mucosal immunity and inflammation in the zebrafish'

Professor Adriano Rossi
26th October 2018 Professor Neil Carragher, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, MRC IGMM, University of Edinburgh

'Advancing cell based models of disease: new approaches in drug discovery and development'

Professor Adriano Rossi
2nd November 2018 Dr Jennifer Regan, Institute of Immunology & Infection Research, University of Edinburgh

'Drugs and bugs: why do males and females age differently?'

Dr Steve Jenkins
9th November 2018 Professor Chris Pugh, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Physiology, University of Oxford ‘Reversible immune dysregulation after systemic silencing of the HIF hydroxylase Phd2’ Professor Sarah Walmsley
23rd November 2018

Dr Stephen Tait, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, University of Glasgow

'Mitochondria as inflammatory killers' Professor Chris Gregory
Thursday 29th November Professor Wencai Ye, Jinan University, China TBC  
30th November 2018 Dr Emma Rawlins, The Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge 'Stem cell strategies for lung growth, maintenance and repair' Professor Damian Mole
1.30pm Monday 3rd December Professor Pradeep Singh, Professor of Microbiology and Medicine, Director, Cystic Fibrosis Research and Development Program, University of Washington 'Pathogen Diversification During Chronic Infections, lessons from Cystic Fibrosis'  

Organiser: Sonia Rafferty (sonia.rafferty@ed.ac.uk)