Frontiers in comparative immunology series - T cell biology

Thursday 2nd April 2020, 10:00am to Friday 3rd April 2020, 1:30pm

Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

There have been many significant advances in recent years in understanding the turnover, migration and function of conventional T lymphocytes and the importance of resident T cell populations in local immune surveillance. 


image of a t cell - credit BSI

The meeting is organised by the Comparative and Veterinary Immunology Group (CVIG) of the British Society for Immunology (BSI) in conjunction with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) UK and the Veterinary Vaccinology Network (VVN). 

CVIG and UK VVN have a shared vision that this meeting will advance your knowledge and understanding of conventional T cells and stimulate new cross species collaborations.



Speakers will have expertise in the different disciplines that are being applied to advance this important field.

Attendees are welcome to bring a poster, ideally portrait size A1.

There will be five sessions over two days:-

  • Session 1: Harnessing T cell immunity
  • Session 2: Magnitude, Quality and Function of T cell responses
  • Session 3: T cell diversity and plasticity
  • Session 4: Regulation of T cell immunity
  • Session 5: Systemic and resident memory