21st Century Immunology: from the basics to the bedside

The British Society for Immunology summer school is aimed specifically for researchers in the early phase of their careers. So if you have plans of working in the field of immunology or would like to enhance your knowledge register for the course. There are limited places available (100 only) so take up the opportunity now and register before the deadline. The speakers (several from USA including Harvard and NIH) are internationally renown leaders in their field. These speakers will be discussing their research in Inflammation, immunodeficiency and transplantation both in the normal lecture style as well as in small group tutorials. In addition, lots of networking and social events are part of the evening programme. These will give you the chance to communicate and connect with experts and fellow researchers in the field, which may hopefully lead to collaborations!

Keynote speaker: Ronald N. Germain, NIAID, USA

Chronic inflammation
Chris Buckley, Birmingham University, UK
-Derek Gilroy, University College London, UK
-Foo Yew Liew FRS, Glasgow University, UK
-John Simpson & Derek Mann, Newcastle University, UK

Immunodeficiency
Steve Holland, NIH, USA
-Luigi Notarangelo, Harvard Medical School, USA
-Yenan Bryceson, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
-Sophie Hambelton & Desa Lilic, Newcastle University, UK

Transplantation
-Terry Strom,Harvard Medical School, USA
-Kathryn Wood,Oxford University, UK
-John Kirby,Newcastle University, UK

Social programme
-Welcome dinner at The Northern Stage
-Tour of St James’ Park (NUFC)
-Buffet party at Tynemouth beach
-Conference dinner at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle Quayside

For more information click on this link, please: http://www.immunology.org/summer-school-2013

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Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club

“In 1812, four men at Cambridge University met for breakfast. What began as an impassioned meal grew into a new scientific revolution, in which these men — who called themselves “natural philosophers” until they later coined “scientist” — introduced four major principles into scientific inquiry. Historian and philosopher Laura Snyder tells their intriguing story.” TED Talk, Laura Snyder