Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Coming Soon! Therapeutic Tolerance Workshop 27-30th June 2017

 

Therapeutic Tolerance Workshop 27-30th June 2017

 

Confirmed speakers

R Germain (Bethesda, USA)

Keynote address: Imaging the immune system

 

G Hollander (Oxford, UK)

The thymus – an update

 

E Shevach (Bethesda, USA)

Regulatory T cells

 

F Powrie (Oxford, UK)

Manipulating the microbiome for tolerance induction

 

D Sansom (London, UK)

What does CTLA4 really do?

 

S Khleif (Augusta, USA)

Title TBC

 

T Johnson (Augusta, USA)

Trials and tribulations in breaking tumour tolerance

 

PP Tak (Stevenage, UK)

Immunomodulation by vagal nerve stimulation

 

H Jonuleit (Mainz, Germany)

Tolerogenic targets in regulatory T cells

 

I Anegon (Nantes, France)

Novel mechanisms in tolerance induction

 

J Isaacs (Newcastle, UK)

Update on the RA-MAP consortium

 

M Hernandez-Fuentes (London, UK)

Biomarkers in transplantation tolerance

 

G Kassiotis (London, UK)

Endogenous retroviruses and the breakdown of immune tolerance

 

G Lombardi (London, UK)

Tregs in kidney transplantation

 

R Thomas (Brisbane Australia)

A platform for peptide therapeutics

 

G Schett (Erlangen, Germany)

Autoantibodies as tolerance biomarkers

 

M Trucco (Pittsburgh, USA)

Tolerogenic therapies for type I diabetes

 

A Cope (London, UK)

Treating very early autoimmunity

 

M Rosenzwajg (Paris, France)

Low dose IL-2 therapy

L Chatenoud (Paris, France)

Anti-CD3 – an update

 

A Coles (Cambridge, UK)

Alemtuzumab in Multiple Sclerosis

 

M Ehrenstein (London, UK)

Anti-TNF as a tolerogenic therapy

 

A Mellor (Newcastle, UK)

IDO and tolerance – where are we now?

 

D Howie (Oxford, UK)

How FoxP3 regulates immune metabolism

 

L Graca (Lisbon, Portugal)

Tolerance to Factor VIII

 

H Waldmann (Oxford, UK)

Novel antibodies with improved properties?

 

J van Laar (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Hematologic transplantation as a therapy for autoimmunity

 

A Radbruch (Berlin, Germany)

Restoring B cell tolerance

 

F van Wijk (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Resetting T cell regulation in JIA

 

M Bernardo (Milan, Italy)

Mesenchymal for tolerance induction

 

D Wraith (Birmingham, UK)

Peptide therapy in MS and other conditions

 

L Klareskog (Stockholm, Sweden)

Evolution of an autoimmune disease

 

P Trzonkowski (Gdansk, Poland)

Treg therapies in type I diabetes

 

C Mauri (London, UK)

Regulator B Cells

 

K Kishimoto (Massachusetts , USA)

Tolerogenic nanoparticles

 

R Wilkinson (Cambridge, UK)

Title TBC

 

D Vignali (Pittsburgh, USA)

Title TBC

 

M Peakman (London, UK)

Peptide therapy in diabetes

 

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Chondrocytes and Mass Spec Double Bill Special :-)

The MRG Lab Meeting will be taking place on Friday 25th November 2016 at 9.00am in the Baddiley Clark Seminar Room.
 
Chair
 
Sarah Rice (Research Associate - Supervisors John Loughlin/Louise Reynard)
 
Speakers
 
Matt Barter (Research Associate - Supervisor - David Young) Title of Talk "lncRNA ROCR regulates SOX9 expression and chondrocyte development"
 
Edith Serrano (Research Associate - Supervisor - John Isaacs) Title of Talk "SWATH-Mass Spectrometry as a tool for the identification of RA biomarkers"

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

People

Welcome to:


Joseph Dudman (PhD Student - PI Kenny Dalgarno) Start Date 22.09.16

Benjamin John Thompson (PhD Student - PI Sophie Hambleton) Start Date 26.09.16

Leonie Schittenhelm (new RACE PhD Student - Catharien Hilkens) 26.09.16

Niloufar Hojatoleslami (PhD Student - PI Kenny Dalgarno) Start Date 28.09.16

Kegan McColgan-Bannon (PhD Researcher - PI Kenny Dalgarno) Start Date 01.10.16

Kamran Ali Mirza (Research Associate for PSS Research - PI Fai Ng) Start Date 01.10.16

Sakura Brandi (BSc/MSci Student for PSS Research – PI Fai Ng) Start Date 01.10.16

Harrison Threadgold (MSci Biomedical Sciences – PI Kenny Dalgarno) Start Date 04.10.16

Nicole Kattner (PhD Student – PI Kenny Dalgarno) Start Date 11.10.16

Gemma Vidal (PhD Student – PI Kenny Dalgarno) Start Date 04.10.16

Adrian Falconer (Research Assistant – Drew Rowan) Start Date 02.11.16

 A sad farewell to:

Ramsey Refaie (Clinical Research Fellow - PI Catharien Hilkens) 19.10.16

Rachel Harry (Research Associate – PI John Isaacs) 31.10.16

 And widespread rejoicing at the return of Julie Diboll.

Sjogren's Syndrome Book

And congratulations to Professor Wan-Fai Ng - editor of the new book on Sjogrens Syndrome.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sjogrens-Syndrome-Oxford-Rheumatology-Library/dp/0198736959

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Congratulations All Around

Nadia Howard-Tripp (Clinical Research Associate - Fai Ng) won an ‘Outstanding Abstract Award’ at the Oklahoma conference (5 awarded in total of $500) for the abstract ‘Fatigue is Associated with Lower Levels of Pro-inflammatory Cytokines in Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome’, which was presented as a poster. 

Nadia Howard-Tripp also received one of five ‘Trainee Travel Awards’ ($1000) to attend this conference and present an oral abstract on ‘Clinical Phenotyping in Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome’.

Helen Hanson (Senior Research Nurse for John Isaacs) returned from her researcher visit to Holland after picking up a travel award and funding for a fellowship application.

Congratulations to Mohsen El Shahali who had a successful VIVA on Monday 24th October 2016 (Supervisors Fai Ng and Jaap van Laar)