AFC Winter 2007 meeting

AFC Winter 2007

Held at St Mary’s campus, Imperial College, London

January 12th 2007

Scientific Programme

Pre-meeting session

Discussion on withdrawal of Hycolin
Led by Ann Rawkins

Session 1
Frequency of Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen specific IFN-γ-secreting T cells correlates with presence of pathology in tuberculosis
Timothy S.C. Hinks, Davinder P.S. Dosanjh, John A. Innes, Geoffrey Pasvol, Sarah Hackforth, Hansa Varia, Xiao-Qing Liu, Kerry A. Millington, Rubamalar Gunatheesan, Valerie Guyot-Revol, JonathanJ. Deeks & Ajit Lalvani. Tuberculosis Immunology Group, Imperial College London

Plant Expression and Production Methodologies for Recombinant TB antigiens: Scientific and Strategic Considerations for Ensuring Affordable Product Access for Poorer Populations in Need
Julian Ma and Harry Thangaraj. Centre for Management of Intellectual Property in Health R&D, Oxford

A new perspective on mycobacterial cell wall biosynthesis and the identification of potential drug targets
Luke J. Alderwick, Mathias Seidel, Lothar Eggeling & Gurdyal S. Besra. School of Biosciences, The University of Birmingham

Isoniazid assisted protective immunity in bovine tuberculosis
Dean GS, Rhodes SG, Wheeler PR, Villareal-Ramos B, Vordermeier HM. TB Research Group, VLA Weybridge

A novel transcriptional regulator of PE/PPE genes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis contributes to disease immunopathology
Sunali D. Goonesekera, Barry R. Bloom, Douglas B. Young, Samantha L. Sampson. Centre for Molecular Microbiology and Infection, Imperial College London

Session 2

Philip D’Arcy Hart memorial
Philip Draper on Behalf of the Acid fast Club

Neutrophil-mediated innate immune resistance to mycobacteria
Adrian R. Martineau Sandra M. NewtonKatalin A. WilkinsonBeate Kampmann Bridget M. Hall Niga Nawroly, Geoffrey E. Packe Robert N. Davidson Christopher J. GriffithsRobert J. Wilkinson. Wellcome Trust Centre for Research in Clinical Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London

Arabinosyl transferases in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Renan Goude & Tanya Parish. Centre for Infectious Disease, Barts and the London

Brewing up resistance!
Claire Jenkins, Joanna Bacon, Catherine Arnold, Alpana Bose, Jon Allnutt, Ellie Shaw, Tim McHugh & Stephen Gillespie. Royal Free & University College Medical School, London, NW3 2QG