Attendance to all workshops are included in your registration fee.
FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2023
Pushing boundaries in veterinary immunology – A new era of NGS, with single cell sequencing and spatial transcriptomics (Facilitators: Diagnostech)
Redefining NGS, one cell at a time. Join us for a half day workshop at IVIS and learn how single cell sequencing is changing the future and leading to fundamental discoveries across multiple areas of biology, including oncology and immunology.
Every day, immunologists deepen our understanding of the immune system’s intricate network of responses and interactions. Learn how single cell and spatial multiomics are empowering exciting new research into autoimmunity, immuno-oncology, vaccine development, and beyond.
Explore methods that let you uncover molecular insights, dissect cell-type differences, detect novel cell subtypes and biomarkers, define gene regulatory interactions, and decipher spatiotemporal gene expression patterns.
This workshop will be hosted by renowned researchers in veterinary immunology, Prof Christine Maritz-Oliver and Prof Crystal Loving, as well as supported by Diagnostech and 10x Genomics experts.
We will cover topics like:
- What is Single Cell Sequencing and why are we heading in this direction?
- What is the technology, and what are the limitations?
- How can you successfully design a project using these technologies, and get workable results to publish?
- Bioinformatics, computational difficulties and what to master early on
- Discussion with the experts
Novel approaches to the development of veterinary vaccines to control bacterial infections (Facilitators: Gary Entrican and STAR-IDAZ)
This workshop will review vaccine platform technologies that can be deployed for development of veterinary bacterial vaccines through short presentations by expert speakers followed by breakout discussions in small participant groups. The breakouts are designed to identify gaps in bacterial vaccine development and discuss how these gaps can be addressed using novel vaccine platform technologies. The focus will be on development of fit-for-purpose vaccines with a target product profile that meets the needs of the relevant end-users, including vaccines that will be deployed in LMICs. The outcomes of the individual group discussions will be presented back to the whole workshop delegation in a final Q&A session. The workshop findings will be summarised in a report that can be used to inform on future directions for veterinary bacterial vaccinology research.
This workshop is supported by UKRI BBSRC, STAR-IDAZ, The Methane Hub, Defra, IUIS VIC and the Vaccinology Networks IVVN, VALIDATE and BactiVac.
SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2023
WORKSHOP 3 (Parallel Session)
(071) CD38 expression on porcine αβ-T-cell subsets and its role in T-cell activation
(037) The Immunological Toolbox: Advancing veterinary immunology research through the generation of novel reagents
Di Placido, Marie
(147) A customizable suite of methods to sequence and annotate cattle antibodies
Recombinant antibodies driving immunological research
The future of the Toolbox
Round Table facilitated discussions
Feedback from discussions via rapporteurs
WORKSHOP 4 (Parallel Session)
Hammer, Sabine E.
(020) Comparative analysis of swine leukocyte antigen (SLA) gene diversity in Göttingen Minipigs
(067) Role of nonpolymorphic MHC-I and innate-like T cells in resistance and tolerigenic neonatal immunity to mycobacteria
(129) A revised view of putative functional histocompatibility genes in the SLA complex
Schwartz, John C.
(126) Haplotypic and allelic diversity of non-classical MHC class I in ruminants
An update on species and tools on IPD-MHC
TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2023
Supporting early career researchers in veterinary immunology and vaccinology research (Facilitators: International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN))