Centre for Inflammation Research

CIR seminar series

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

12 NOON THURSDAY 24th January 2019

Professor Rodolfo Lavilla, Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Barcelona

'Unexplored reactivity patterns: new avenues to chemical diversity'

Dr Marc Vendrell
25th January 2019 Professor Phill Hawkins, Babraham Institute

‘Signalling via PI3Ks in Neutrophils’

Dr Sonja Vermeren

1st February 2019

Dr Rebecca Gentek, Centre for Inmmunologuy of Marseille-Luminy

‘Expanding the ’layered immune system’ - towards exploring its functions’

Dr Calum Bain
8th February 2019

Dr Georgia Perona-Wright, Centre for Immunobiology, University of Glasgow

‘Immune balance in influenza infection: epigenetic control of IL-10 expression’ Dr Steve Jenkins

22nd February 2019

Dr Ines Pineda Torra, Department of Metabolism & Experimental Therapeutics, University College London ‘Uncovering new roles for LXR: focus on lipid metabolism in autoimmunity’ Dr Douglas Gibson
1st March 2019 Dr Annie Curtis, Research Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

‘Innate Rhythms, The role of the molecular clock in controlling inflammation and metabolism in innate immunity’

Professor Sarah Walmsley
15th March 2019 Professor Liam O’Mahony, Department of Medicine and Microbiology, University College Cork

'Bacterial Regulation of Immune Responses within the Lung'

Professor Jurgen Schwarze
22nd March 2019 Gail Robertson, Statistical Consultant, Statistical Consultancy Unit, University of Edinburgh

'Statistics in medical research: what researchers should know and where to get help'

Professor Chris Gregory
17th May 2019

Dr You Zhou, Division of Infection and Immunity, Cardiff University

"Informatics in inflammation: translating big data into better livers"

Dr Chengcan Yao
24th May 2019

Professor Phil Hansbro, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy (Immunology and Microbiology), The University of Newcastle, Australia

‘Understanding pathogenesis to develop new treatments for respiratory disease’

Professor Chris Gregory
31st May 2019

Dr Shishir Shetty, Centre for Liver Research/National Institute for Health Research, The University of Birmingham

'Scavenger receptors and their role in immune cell positioning during liver injury' Dr Steve Jenkins
14th June 2019

Professor William Agace, Professor at Mucosal Immunology, Lund University, Sweden and Technical University of Denmark

'Profiling of immune niches within and along the length of the human intestine' Dr Gwo-tzer Ho
12noon Wednesday 19th June

Professor Jason McDougall, Department of Pharmacology and Anaesthesia, Dalhousie University, Canada

  'Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Actions of Cannabis in the Management of Arthritis' Dr Rodger Duffin
12noon Tuesday 25th June Professor Susie Nilsson, Aust Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University Title TBC Professor Elaine Dzierzak
2pm Wednesday 26th June Professor Fabio Cominelli, Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, University Hospitals Cleveland Title TBC Professor Adriano Rossi

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