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Programme at a glance

 

Please note minor adjustments may be made to the programme.

 

Programme - Thursday 24 June 2021

Time Topic
09:10 - 09:15 Welcome address & housekeeping
  Session 1: Lung Development - early life & genetics
09:15 - 09:45

Role of SP-A and SP-D in lung disease

Dr Jens Madsen, UCL

09:45 - 10:15

Impact of genetics on lung function

Prof Louise Wain, University of Leicester

10:15 - 10:30 Early Career Researcher talk
10:30 - 10:45 Break
  Session 2: Infection and the Microbiome
10:45 - 11:15

Fungal infection, allergy and macrophage polarity

Dr Peter Cook, University of Exeter

11:15 - 11:45

Lessons from human bacterial challenge models 

Dr Andrea Collins, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

11:45 - 12:00 Early Career Researcher talk
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch & Posters
  PGR Student Competition
 13:00 - 13:15  
 13:15 - 13:30  
 13:30 - 13:45  
 13:45 - 14:00  
 14:00 - 14:15 Break
  Session 3: Environment matters - pollution and smoking/vaping 
 14:15 - 14:45

E-cigarettes: Is history repeating itself?

Dr Aaron Scott, University of Birmingham

 14:45 - 15:15

Indoor air pollution and asthma

Prof Karyn Morrissey and Dr Cheryl Paterson, University of Exeter

 15:15 - 15:45

Health impact of pollution from shipping

Dr Matt Loxham, University of Southampton

 15:45 - 16:00 Break
 16:00 - 17:00 Online Poster Session

 

Programme - Friday 25 June 2021

Time Topic
  Session 4: Influence of the physical microenvironment (matrix)
09:15 - 09:45             

Role of ECM in lung fibrosis 

Prof Janette Burgess, University of Groningen

09:45 - 10:15

Micro- and Macro-anatomical multimodel single cell profiling of the human lung

Dr Kerstin Meyer, Sanger Institute

10:15 - 10:45

Microenvironment transcriptomic profiling of IPF fibroblastic foci 

Prof Rachel Chambers, UCL

10:45 - 11:00 Early Career Researcher talk
11:00 - 11:15 Break
  Session 5: Multifactoral disease risk
11:15 - 11:45

COPD comorbidities

Prof Jenni Quint, Imperial College London

11:45 - 12:15

The 4th dimension of respiratory disease: Chronobiology

Prof John Blaikley, University of Manchester

12:15 - 12:45

The role of MAIT cells in pulmonary infection and repair

Dr Tim Hinks, University of Oxford

12:45 - 13:00 Early Career Researcher talk
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
  Session 6: Interventional measures

14:00 - 14:30

Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Cystic Fibrosis

Prof Craig Williams, University of Exeter

14:30 - 15:00

A recombinant commensal bacteria elicits heterologous antigen-specific immune responses during pharyngeal carriage

Dr Jay Laver, University of Southampton

15:00 - 15:30

Sensitive lungs in the harsh urban environment?

Dr Ian Mudway, Imperial College London

15:30 - 15:45 Prize giving and closing remarks