Seminar series and journal club
IRD Seminar series
Through the monthly IRD seminar series leading experts in the fields of inflammation, repair and development from around the UK and beyond present their work to the department. They also spend the day in the department, meeting the students, postdocs and PIs.
To further our students’ development, we hold weekly research in progress meetings, monthly seminars with guest speakers and a weekly journal club where students discuss current relevant research. We are always happy to discuss posibilities for student projects within IRD, please contact academics directly or email IRD. IRD students are encouraged to become an active part of the section, there are ample opportunities to take part in networking and social events both within IRD and the wider Imperial community.
Contact the journal club
If you’re interested in the journal club please contact Dr James Harker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRD JOURNAL CLUB
The journal club is a held every Monday at 14:00 and is organized by James Harker. All IRD’s students (PhD, MD, MSc), and anyone else who is interested, get together to discuss the latest and greatest articles in the biomedical field. Presenters take it in turns to introduce, highlight and critique the latest published research. The students also write a blog on their favourite papers (see below). The group also meets with external speakers from the IRD seminar series to discuss their own careers and scientific views. Critical questions always welcome, cookies often provided.
IRD Journal Club BlogMore from IRD Journal Club Blog
Modulation of the gut microbiota in infants at high risk for asthma by Lactobacillus supplementation
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The gut microbiome: a trigger for asthma in childhood?
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Type 2 innate lymphocytes guard against acute lung injury
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TLR4 localization: Shaping inflammation is a battle of the lineages
In the recent ‘Compare & Contrast’ journal club, we had the pleasure of discussing two excellent papers based on the immunopathological…