Centre for Inflammation Research

Research in progress July-Dec 2016

Latest talks by staff and students in the CIR

These talks take place in the Wellcome Auditorium at 4pm and are not open to the general public.

Date Speaker Group Title

2nd September 2016

Yang Zhang

Katharina Singh Kang

Dr Adam Hill

Non-typeable Heamophilus Influenzae in Bronchiectasis

The Role and Clinical Significance of IgG2 Deficiency in Bronchiectasis

9th September 2016

Professor Neil Carragher


Advancing Drug Discovery through Academic-Industry Collaborations

16th September 2016

Alexandra Thompson

Professor Neil Henderson

Investigation of the role of hepatic stellate cells in acute liver failure and hepatocarcinogenesis

23rd September 2016

Ross Mills

Dr Nikhil Hirani

Anti-Hsp72 antibodies as a diagnostic tool in IPF

30th September 2016

Jennifer Felton

Professor Adriano Rossi

Investigating the role of Mcl-1 and Mer in the resolution of allergic airway inflammation

7th October 2016

Rebekah Kells

Professor Chris Gregory

Environmental stress-related stem-ness in aggressive B-cell Lymphoma

14th October 2016

Annemarie Docherty

Gavin Birch

Professor Tim Walsh

Dr Kev Dhaliwal

Myocardial injury in critically ill patients with co-existing cardiovascular disease

Optical Molecular Imaging of Lung Inflammation using SmartProbes

21st October 2016

Tom Speight

Helen Parker

Dr Kev Dhaliwal


Optical SmartProbes to Image Bacterial-Macrophage Interactions

Core coupling in coherent fire bundles for imaging of pathologies in the distal lung

28th October 2016

Becky Dickinson

Professor Moira Whyte

Hypoxia and the regulation of host responses to acute bacterial pulmonary infections

11th November 2016

Julia Chu

Dr Sonja Vermeren

Non-canonical PI3K-Cdc42-Pak-Erk signalling pathway regulates immune complex induced apoptosis in human neutrophils

18th November 2016

Joanne Hay

Dr Anne Astier

CD46 O-glycosylation regulates T cell responses

2nd December 2016

Siobhan Crittenden

Dr Chengcan Yao

The Role of Prostaglandin E2 in Regulatory T cell Development

9th December 2016

Jamie Scott

Dr Marc Vendrell

Activatable Fluorescent Probes for T Cells In The Tumour Microenvironment

Organiser: Karen Colvin (Karen.Colvin@ed.ac.uk)