AFC Summer 2015 meeting registration

The Acid Fast Club Summer Meeting 2015

to be held on Friday 3rd July 2015

at The University of Birmingham,  Birmingham B15 2TT

Local Organiser: Luke Alderwick (l.alderwick [AT] bham.ac.uk)

The Summer Meeting will be held at The University of Birmingham July 3rd 2015; for the final programme and directions, see below.

The timeline is short for registration.  Please pay for your booking by PayPal if you can by going to this site, and email the confirmation with the booking form to Luke Alderwick no later than Friday 5th June. If you do not use PayPal please send a cheque payable to the Acid Fast Club along with your booking form to Luke

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AFC Winter 2015 meeting

AFC Winter 2015

Held at The National Institute for Medical Research, London

January 9th 2014

Scientific Programme

Session 1 (History of AFC and Offered papers)

A brief history of the Acid Fast Club
Ann Rawkins. Public Health England, Porton Down

Toll-like receptor and inflammasome mediated response in HIV-tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome
Rachel PJ Lai, Graeme Meintjes, Katalin A Wilkinson, Christine M Graham, Suzaan Marais, Helen Van der Plas, Armin Deffur, Charlotte Schutz, Chloe Bloom, Indira Munagala, Esperanza Anguiano, Rene Goliath, Gary Maartens, Jacques Banchereau, Damien Chaussabel, Anne O’Garra & Robert J Wilkinson. Division of Mycobacterial Research, MRC National Institute for Medical Research

Role of Rab20 during Mycobacterium tuberculosis phagosome trafficking
Laura Schnettger, Gang Pei & Maximiliano G. Gutierrez
Mycobacterial Research, MRC National Institute for Medical Research

M. tuberculosis dysregulates vitamin D metabolism
Karolina D Witt, Zhican Wang, Kashaf Junaid, Anna K Coussens, David A Jolliffe, Robert J Wilkinson, Kenneth E Thummel & Adrian R Martineau. Queen Mary University of London.

Investigating the role of hepcidin and iron metabolism in a murine model of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection
Rachel Harrington-Kandt, Elena Stylianou, Hal Drakesmith & Helen McShane. Jenner Institute, University of Oxford

The role of nitric oxide in the production of Rpf-dependent mycobacteria
Sarah Glenn, Obolbek Turapov, Vadim Marakov, Bavesh Kana, Peter Andrew & Galina Mukamolova. Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Leicester

Session 2: Offered papers and Douglas Young

Primary human airway epithelial cells are early responders to tuberculosis infection
Ann-Katrin Reuschl, M Edwards, D Connell, N Siddiqui, H Lambie, S Bremang, OM Kon, R Shattock & A Lalvani. Tuberculosis Research Centre, NHLI, Imperial College London

Helminth induced CD4+FoxP3+ T cells are associated with an impaired immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Frederic Toulza, Lilian Tsang, Michael Brown & Hazel Dockrell; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Phenotypic resistance in mycobacteria is associated with the presence of lipid bodies not age of cells
Robert Hammond, Han Xiao, Katarina Orvacova & Stephen Gillespie. School of Medicine, University of St.Andrews

Pathogenic mycobacteria achieve cellular persistence by inhibiting the Niemann-Pick type C disease cellular pathway
Paul Fineran, E. Lloyd-Evans, N. A. Lack, N. Platt, L. C. Davis, A. J. Morgan, R. Tatoturi, D. Kelly, S. Clark, A. Williams, I. Williams, W. Tynan, N. Al Eisa, A. Galione, D. Ory, D. Russell, M. Brenner, E. Sim & F. M. Platt. Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford

Molecular profiling of the tuberculin skin test reveals diverse effects of HIV-1 infection in active tuberculosis
Lucy CK Bell, Gabriele Pollara, Mellissa Pascoe, Gillian Tomlinson, Rannakoe J. Lehloenya, Richard Meldau, Paul Elkington, Robert Miller, Alan Ramsey, Benjamin Chain, Keertan Dheda & Mahdad Noursadeghi

Mill Hill and the Acid Fast Club
Douglas Young. NIMR/Crick

Programme details (Word file)

AFC Summer 2015 meeting

Friday 3rd July 2015

at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT

(Local Organiser: Luke Alderwick)

Call for abstracts

Offered papers should be sent on this form to the meetings secretary, Tine Arnvig (k.arnvig <AT> ucl.ac.uk) no later than Friday 24th April.  All papers should include the title, affiliation of each author and a short summary (no more than 100 words). Papers cannot be considered after the club’s committee meeting.

Nominations for new members may also be sent to Tine Arnvig. Please provide the name of the nominating and seconding members and the full contact details of the proposed member no later than Friday 24th April.

Remember that if you nominate a new member you should expect to attend the meeting!

AFC Winter 2015 meeting registration

The Acid Fast Club Winter Meeting 2015 & AGM

to be held on Friday 9th January 2015

at The National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London NW7 1AA

Local Organisers: Teresa Cortes & Douglas Young (tcortes [AT] nimr.mrc.ac.uk and dyoung [AT] nimr.mrc.ac.uk)

Programme for the Winter Meeting and AGM which will be held at NIMR, Mill Hill on January 9th 2015. This will be the last of many memorable Acid Fast Club meetings at Mill Hill and I hope that as many of you as possible will be able to attend. For those who could not attend the anniversary meeting in Berlin, included in the winter programme is a fascinating perambulation through the history of the Club by Ann Rawkins.

The timeline is short for registration. Please register by emailing your forms to Teresa Cortes by midnight December 12th and also pay any registration fees for your guests and payment for the post-talks buffet reception via the PayPal link here (cheques sent to Teresa only if you cannot negotiate PayPal)