Centre for Inflammation Research

Seminar series April -Nov 2021

Invited speakers

This seminar series takes place virtually on a Tuesday at 12 noon (unless otherwise stated)

Date Speaker Title Host
20th April 2021

Professor Anna Bigas, Cancer and Stem Cells Research Group, Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM), Barcelona 

"Different Notch requirements for Hematopoietic stem cell origin"

Professor Elaine Dzierzak
4th May  2021 – CIR/GUT joint seminar Professor Alison Simmons, Professor of Gastroenterology, MRC Human Immunology Unit, University of Oxford

"New insights into the cellular anatomy of human intestinal development, health and disease"

Dr Gwo-Tzer Ho
4pm 18th May 2021

Professor Matt Bogyo, Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University

“Chemical probes for imaging and inhibition of hydrolyses in cancer and infectious diseases”

Professor Marc Vendrell
8th June 2021

Professor Charles Durand, IBPS Laboratory of Developmental Biology, Sorbonne University

"Transcriptional profiling of the Aorta-Gonad-Mesonephros hematopoietic microenvironment" Professor Elaine Dzierzak
15th June 2021 Dr Clare Bennett, UCL Institute for Immunity and Transplantation & Cancer Institute, University College London “Maintaining the skin immune barrier: how is the Langerhans cell network repaired after disease?” Dr Jenna Cash
14th September 2021 Professor Jenny Mjösberg, Centre for Infectious Medicine, Karolinska Institute "Tissue and inflammation-specific transcriptional imprinting of human innate lymphoid cells" Dr Chengcan Yao
21st September 2021

Professor David Tobin, Associate Professor, Departments of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, and Immunology, Duke University School of Medicine

"Macrophage Reprogramming during Tuberculosis" Dr Yi Feng
2pm - 5th October 2021

Professor Alessandro Gardini, Gene Expression and Regulation, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia

“Epigenetic regulation of cell fate and inflammation in myeloid cells”

Dr Samanta Mariani
12th October 2021

Dr Milka Sarris, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

“Signalling dynamics of neutrophil migration at sites of tissue damage”

Dr Yi Feng
2nd November 2021 Dr Claire Higgins, Senior Lecturer, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Imperial College London Title TBC Dr Jenna Cash

9th November 2021 CIR/GUT joint seminar

Dr Frode Jahnsen, Mucosal Immunology and Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital

"Spatiotemporal single cell analysis of human gut macrophages in health and disease" Dr Calum Bain
23rd November 2021 Professor Simon A Jones, Division of Infection & Immunity, Cardiff University "Sensing and interpreting Jak-STAT cytokine signalling in disease" Dr Chengcan Yao

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