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    2016 JOINT MEETING OF IRISH SOCIETY FOR IMMUNOLOGY (ISI)
    & MICROBIOLOGY SOCIETY (MicroSoc)

     

    1st & 2nd September 2016,
    Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

     

    Thursday, 1st September 2016
    SESSION 1
    HOST COLONISATION
    Dowve Van Sinderen
    School of Microbiology, University College Cork, Ireland.
    Bifidobacteria and host colonisation
    Eric Martens
    Dept. Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School, MI, USA.
    Bacteroides and the diet-metabolism-mucosal defence interface
    Lunch, Posters and Trade Exhibitions
    SESSION 2
    INFECTION AND IMMUNITY
    Jose Bengoechea
    School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.
    Klebsiella pneumoniae: living to block innate immunity
    Kingston Mills
    School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, TCD, Dublin.
    Understanding the mechanisms of T cell immunity and memory of Bordetella pertussis to assist design of an improved vaccine
    Vincent Young
    Dept. Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School, MI, USA.
    Host, pathogen and microbiome interactions in Clostridium difficile infection
    Posters and Wine Reception
    Friday, 2nd September 2016
    SESSION 3
    IMMUNE REGULATION
    Lydia Lynch
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
    Obese NK cells lack energy to kill
    Ed Lavelle
    School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, TCD, Dublin.
    Type 1 interferons and inflammasomes in adjuvant induced cellular immunity
    John O’ Shea
    Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch, NIAMS, NIH, Bethesda, USA.
    TBC
    Lunch, Posters and Trade Exhibitions
    SESSION 4
    HOST-MICROBIOME INTERACTIONS
    Yasmine Belkaid
    Mucosal Immunology Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, USA.
    TBC
    Rachel McLoughlin
    School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, TCD, Dublin.
    Targeting cellular immunity for effective anti-Staphylococcus aureus vaccines
    Fergus Shanahan
    Alimentary Pharmabotic Centre (Apc), BioSciences Building, University College Cork, Cork.
    TBC