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T cell/B cell collaboration in autoimmunity

Scientific meeting

Overview

Online Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Lucy Walker and Dr Deepak Rao.

Germinal centres: sites of T cell / B cell collaboration. Green; Ki67, Blue; CD3, Red; IgD and FoxP3. Image courtesy of Dr Chun Jing Wang (Prof Lucy Walker Lab)

This meeting focuses on how bidirectional interactions between T and B cells can underpin the development of autoimmune diseases. The molecular conversation between these two immune cell types is relevant to multiple diseases, including type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. This meeting will bring together international leaders to share emerging biological insights in this area and explore their therapeutic implications.

Confirmed speakers include Professor Carola Vinuesa, Professor Hideki Ueno, Professor Hai Qi, Professor Virginia Pascual, Professor Ludvig Sollid and Professor Alessandra Pernis.

More information about the schedule of talks and speaker biographies will be available soon. Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting date.

Short presentations

There is the opportunity to give a short presentation at this meeting. If you would like to apply to give a short presentation please submit your proposed title, abstract (not more than 200 words and in the third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Tuesday 1 December 2020. Please note that places are limited and are selected at the scientific organisers' discretion.

Attending this event 

This event is intended for researchers in relevant fields and will take place online. Please request an invitation if you wish to attend this meeting. 

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team

Schedule of talks

01 February

Session 1 10:30-12:30

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10:30-10:35 Welcome and opening notices

10:35-11:00 Talk 1: Regulation of T cell / B cell collaboration by IL-10

Professor Carola Vinuesa, John Curtain School of Medical Research, The Australian National University

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11:00-11:25 Talk 2: speaker to be confirmed

11:25-11:50 Talk 3: speaker to be confirmed

11:50-12:00 Break

12:00-12:30 Additional Q&A for talks 1-3 and discussion

Session 2 13:30-16:30

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Professor Ludvig Sollid, University of Oslo, Norway

13:30-13:55 Talk 4: T peripheral helper cells in human autoimmunity

Dr Deepak Rao, Harvard University, USA

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13:55-14:20 Talk 5: T follicular helper T cells in type 1 diabetes

Dr Tuure Kinnunen, University of Eastern Finland

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14:20-14:40 Additional Q&A for talks 4&5 and discussion

14:40-14:50 Break

14:50-15:15 Talk 6: T and B cell reactions in inflamed lung tissue

15:15-15:40 Talk 7: speaker to be confirmed

15:40-16:00 Additional Q&A for talks 6&7 and discussion

16:00-16:15 Selected short talks (3 x 5 minutes) - speakers to be confirmed

16:15-16:30 Q&A for short talks and discussion

02 February

Session 3 10:30-12:30

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Professor Carola Vinuesa, John Curtain School of Medical Research, The Australian National University

10:30-10:35 Introduction

10:35-11:00 Talk 1: Metabolic regulation of Tfh cells: monitoring and modulation 

Professor Di Yu, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, Australia

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11:00-11:25 Talk 2: speaker to be confirmed

11:25-11:50 Talk 3: Crosstalk of T cells and B cells in the pathogenesis of coeliac disease

Professor Ludvig Sollid, University of Oslo, Norway

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11:50-12:00 Break

12:00-12:30 Additional Q&A for talks 1-3 and discussion

Session 4 13:30-16:35

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Dr Deepak Rao, Harvard University, USA

13:30-13:55 Talk 4: Follicular regulatory T cells in rheumatic diseases

Professor Luis Graca, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicin, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

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13:55-14:20 Talk 5: speaker to be confirmed

14:20-14:40 Additional Q&A for talks 4&5 and discussion

14:40-14:50 Break

14:50-15:15 Talk 6: speaker to be confirmed

15:15-15:40 Talk 7: speaker to be confirmed

15:40-16:00 Additional Q&A for talks 6 & 7 and discussion

16:00-16:15 Selected short talks (3 x 5 minutes) - speakers to be confirmed

16:15-16:30 Q&A for short talks and discussion

16:30-16:35 Closing remarks

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