“Adhesive Interactions in Health and Disease”

SESSION 1: Platelet Regulation of Inflammation
Chair: Sahithi Kuravi
09:20 – 09:25 Welcome and short introduction: Helen McGettrick
09:25 – 10:00 Oliver Borst (University Clinic of Tuebingen):
Platelet-derived chemokines in inflammation.
10:00 – 10:20 Abhishek Chauhan (University of Birmingham)
Platelet activation via CLEC2 drives liver damage in acute inflammatory hepatitis.
10:20 – 10:40 Silvia Rosini (University of Bristol)
Understanding the role of thrombospondin-1 in collagen fibril organisation.
10:40 – 11:00 Aigli Evryviadou (University of Birmingham)
Characterisation of a novel interaction between monocytes and platelet-derived microvesicles.
11:00 – 11:25 Coffee/Tea. Poster Viewing.
SESSION 2: Specialized Vasculature
Chair: Myriam Chimen
11:25 – 12:00 John Greenwood (University College London):
Specialised vascular barriers of the CNS and their influence on leukocyte migration.
12:00 – 12:20 Ben Ward (University of Sheffield)
Disturbed flow promotes adhesion of neutrophil-derived microvesicles to endothelial cells.
12:20 – 12:40 Scott Davies (University of Birmingham)
T-lymphocytes wanted – dead or alive; unexpected consequences of CD4+ T cell adhesion to hepatocytes.
12:40 – 13:45 Lunch. Poster Viewing.


SESSION 3: Novel Imaging Modalities in Health and Disease
Chair: Helen McGettrick and Lewis Clarke
13:45 – 14:20 Steve Thomas (University of Birmingham):
Platelet adhesion and the actin cytoskeleton: Peeking beyond the diffraction limit.
14:20 – 14:40 Samantha Arokiasamy (Queen Mary’s University London)
TNFα drives CCR7-dependent migration of neutrophils into afferent lymphatic vessels in vivo.
14:40 – 15:00 Rebar N. Mohammed (Cardiff University)
L-Selectin/CD62L dependent homing of influenza-specific CD8+ T cells is essential to control pulmonary infection.
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee/Tea. Poster Viewing.
15:30 – 15:50 Leila Thuma (University of Bristol)
Modelling of immune cell diapedesis from vessels to tissue damage in the Drosphila pupal wing veins.
15:50 – 16:10 Tamara Girbl (Queen Mary’s University London)
The role of chemokines in the regulation of neutrophil-pericyte interactions in vivo.
16:10 – 16:45 Michael Sandholzer (HelmholtzZentrum Munich):
Micro-CT in preclinical applications: From embryogenesis to cardiovascular diseases.
16:45 – 17:00 Closing Remarks and Prizes: Ed Rainger and Myriam Chimen
17:00 Departure


Selected abstracts from post-docs and students will be chosen for the short talks.

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