AFC Summer 2007 meeting

AFC Summer 2007

Held at Churchill campus, University of Oxford

July 6th 2007

Scientific Programme

Session 1
BCG-MVA85A vaccination in humans: polyfunctional nature of antigen 85A-specific CD4+ T cell populations
Beveridge NER, Price DA, Casazza JP, Pathan AA, Sander CR, Asher TE, Ambrozak DR, Precopio ML, Scheinberg P, Alder NC, Roederer M, Koup RK, Douek DC, Hill AVS, McShane H. Oxford University

Control of gene expression in Mycobacterium tuberculosis by the SenX3 RegX3 two component system
Jade James and Tanya Parish. Barts and the London

Protection imparted by anti-IL-4 antibody in a murine model of M. tuberculosis infection: a potential immunotherapeutic agent?
E Roy, J Brennan, DB Lowrie & S Jolles. Cardiff University

Studying the soj gene of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Rosangela M. Frita, Farahnaz Movahedzadeh, Annemieke ten Bokum, Neil G. Stoker. The Royal Veterinary College

An ABC transporter required for sugar uptake and virulence in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Rachael Whalan and Roger Buxton. National Institute for Medical Research

Session 2

Quantification of global transcription patterns in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Sidders, B., Wernisch, L., Withers, M., Kendall, SL., Cox, RA., Frita, R., Ten Bokum, A. and Stoker, NG. The Royal Veterinary College

Mycolic-acid specific T cell responses as a marker of tuberculosis
Montamat-Sicotte D, Millington K, Willcox C, Besra G, Innes J, Hackfoth S, Lammas D, Willcox B, Lalvani, A. Imperial College London

Regulation of narK2 and Mb1767 genes in M. bovis and M. tuberculosis
Christian Palavecino and Tanya Parish. Barts and the London.

Exploring intracellular M. tuberculosis transcriptomes from human dendritic cell and macrophage infection models
SJ Waddell, M Withers, L Tailleux, N Stoker, O Neyrolles & PD Butcher. St George’s University of London