Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium 2019

Wednesday 5th June 2019, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Symposium will showcase the world-class infectious disease research in Edinburgh.


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All students and postdocs are encouraged to bring posters, and there will be prizes of 100 for the best posters presented in each category.



Confirmed speakers:-

  • Mark Blaxter (School of Biological Sciences) Evolution of the filarial nematode-Wolbachia symbiont system
  • Lisa Boden (Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security) Risk and long-term future resilience to disease outbreaks
  • Eleanor Gaunt (The Roslin Institute) The role of CpG dinucleotides in regulating virus replication kinetics
  • Sander Granneman - Unravelling post-transcriptional regulatory networks in pathogenic S. aureus.
  • Ross Houston (The Roslin Institute) Genetic basis of disease resistance in fish
  • David Longbottom (Moredun Research Institute) Chlamydia infection in sheep
  • Jenny Regan (School of Biological Sciences) Sex differences in the innate immune system
  • Edward Wallace (School of Biological Sciences) Fungal pathogenesis
  • Claire Mackintosh (Regional Infectious Diseases Unit, Western General Hospital) Antibiotic use in primary care
  • Sarah Walmsley (Centre for Inflammation Research) Regulation of neutrophil apoptosis by hypoxia

Professor Sharon Peacock from University College London will give the Ker Memorial Lecture.


A drinks reception will follow the Symposium.