Illustration of antibodies fighting a virus

About this event

The new Immuno-Pathology Network, based within the Department of Immunology and Inflammation, will facilitate multidisciplinary interactions between scientists and clinicians with an interest in immunology at Imperial College. The Network will also promote collaborations of Imperial groups with scientists and clinicians at the three participating Institutes: the Francis Crick Institute, the Institute of Cancer Research and The Wellcome Sanger Institute.

To celebrate the launch of the new Network, please join us for a multidisciplinary research symposium at the Francis Crick Institute and online.

Registration and attendance

This symposium will run as a hybrid event. Please register in advance via Eventbrite, selecting the relevant ticket type(s) depending on whether you wish to attend in person and/or online.

For attendees joining us in person at the Crick, food and refreshments will be provided. For online attendees, the Zoom link and joining instructions will be shared closer to the time of the event.

For questions about the Network or symposium, please contact Professor Steve Ley (

Event schedule

  • 10:00-10:15: Professor Steve Ley (Imperial College London) – Introduction / Welcome
  • 10:15-10:30: Professor Marina Botto (Imperial College London) – Immunological research in chronic inflammatory diseases and haematological malignancies at Imperial
  • 10:30-10:45: Professor Peter Openshaw (Imperial College London) – Immune responses to respiratory viruses: right time, right place
  • 10:45-11:00: Professor Clare Lloyd (Imperial College London) – Immune regulation in the airways
  • 11:00-11:15: Dr Rab Prinjha (GlaxoSmithKline) – Immunology Research- leveraging novel human genetic insights into immune mechanisms to find future medicines

– 11:15-11:45: Coffee/Tea break –

  • 11:45-12:00: Professor Dorian Haskard (Imperial College London) – Vascular inflammation – interests with the Imperial Network of Excellence in Vascular Science
  • 12:00-12:15: Professor Charles Bangham (Imperial College London) – Interdisciplinary research in infection: the Institute of Infection
  • 12:15-12:30: Professor Ed Tate (Imperial College London) – Chemical Immunology research in the Department of Chemistry
  • 12:30-12:45: Dr Tatiana Ort (AstraZeneca) – Immunology at AstraZeneca, starting with anifrolumab
  • 12:45-13:00: Professor Iain McNeish (Imperial College London) – Epigenetic regulation of immunity in ovarian cancer

– 13:00-14:00: Lunch –

  • 14:00-14:15: Professor James Moore (Imperial College London) – Multiscale Engineering Approaches to Understanding and Modulating Adaptive Immunity
  • 14:15-14:30: Professor Alan Melcher (The Institute for Cancer Research) – The clinical context of the promise and challenges of cancer immunotherapy
  • 14:30-14:45: Dr Christoph Burkhart (Novartis) – Discover medicines to improve lives of patients with immunologic diseases
  • 14:45-15:00: Professor Gitta Stockinger (The Francis Crick Institute) – Immunology at the Crick
  • 15:00-15:15: Professor Paul Matthews (Imperial College London) – Immune mechanisms mediating genetic and environmental risks of neurodegeneration

– 15:15-15:45: Coffee/Tea break –

  • 15:45-16:00: Dr Emma Davenport (The Sanger Insitute) – Immunogenetics at Sanger: from cellular mapping to the genetic basis of variability in immune traits
  • 16:00-16.15: Dr Mark Peakman (Sanofi) – Immunology and Inflammation Research at Sanofi
  • 16:15-16:30: Professor Paul French (Imperial College London) – Multidimensional fluorescence imaging of immuno-pathology
  • 16.30-16.35: Professor Steve Ley (Imperial College London) Concluding comments

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