Centre for Inflammation Research

Research in progress January-March 2022

Latest talks by staff and students in the CIR

These talks take place in QMRI Wellcome Auditorium and virtually at 12 noon and are not open to the general public.

Date Speaker Group                      Title


Chuah Shaun Gwo-Tzer Ho "Cell-free DNA and Inflammatory Bowel Disease"
Alison MacKinnon Galecto Biotech "The development of Galectin-3 inhibitors for fibrotic disease and cancer"
27.01.2022 Chikondi Peno - FINAL Debby Bogaert "Development of respiratory microbiota in infants in the Gambia and effects of LAIV and Maternal PCV13 immunisations"
03.02.2022 Ailsa Geddis Marc Vendrell "Vibrational Probes to Profile Tissue Microenvironments"
Lorna Mackintosh Elaine Dzierzak "Investigation of GPR56 signalling in leukemic stem cells"

Giulia Tagliavini - FINAL

Sandrine Prost

"Molecular evaluation of early bladder cancer to improve clinical decision making"

24.02.2022 Eilidh Gunn Steve Yule

"Audio-Visual Surgical Coaching"

Justyna Binkowska Debby Bogaert "Consequences of preterm birth for the early-life respiratory microbiota and DNA methylome"
03.03.2022 Doireann Gordon Marc Vendrell
"Granzyme B activity as a biomarker of inflammatory bowel disease"
Naomi Gachanja  Chris Lucas "Epithelial Cell Regulation of Macrophage Function within the Pulmonary Micro-Environment".
10.03.2022 Nelly Mak Richard Sloan "Do antiviral IFITMs contribute to species-specific zoonotic barriers?"
  Sebastian Wallace Neil Henderson "Investigation of the Human Mesenchyme During the Progression of Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis: A Multi-Modal Genomic Approach"
17.03.2022 Melina Michael - FINAL Sonja Vermeren "The functions of SHIP2 in neutrophils"
24.03.2022 Katharin Balbirnie Cumming - FINAL David Dockrell "Novel Macrophage Microbicidial Responses Against Gram-Positive Bacteria"
31.03.2022 Elinor Wing Mohini Gray "Identifying pathogenic B cells in rheumatoid arthritis"
Tom Quinn Kev Dhaliwal "Perturbing inflammatory pathways in COVID-19"
07.04.2022 Omar Salem - FINAL Carsten Hansen "The role of the Hippo pathway transcriptional coactivators, YAP/TAZ in Prostate Cancer and Inflammation"