Past AFC meetings

AFC Summer 2017 meeting registration

The Acid Fast Club Summer Meeting 2017

to be held on Thursday 6th – Friday 7th July 2017

at the University of Leicester

Local Organiser: Natalie Garton (njg17 [AT] le.ac.uk)

The Summer Meeting will be held at the University of Leicester on July 6-7th 2017; for the final programme and directions, see below.

The timeline (as ever!) is short for registration.

Please note that as spaces are limited to 133, and we have to do a two-step registration:

1. Members are requested to fill in a Doodle poll with their name followed by the number of guests they intend to bring in brackets no later than May 26th. Members and speakers have priority and after that it will be on a first-come first-served basis.  Members will receive an email stating how many of their guests we can accommodate.

Remember that guests pay a registration fee of £5

2. Please pay for your booking by PayPal if you can by going to this site, and email the confirmation with the booking form to Natalie Garton no later than Friday 10th June. If you do not use PayPal please send a cheque payable to “The Acid Fast Club” along with your booking form to Natalie at: Dept Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Leicester, Maurice Shock Building, University Road, Leicester LE1 9HN.

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AFC Winter 2017 meeting registration

The Acid Fast Club Winter Meeting 2017

to be held on Friday 6th January 2017

at Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus

Local Organiser: Adrian Martineau

The Winter Meeting will be held at Queen Mary University of London on January 6th 2017.

The timeline is short for registration; absolute deadline Friday 16th December.  Please pay for your booking by PayPal if you can by going to this site, and email the confirmation with the booking form to Mr Glenn Poon (g.poon AT qmul.ac.uk). If you do not use PayPal please send a cheque payable to the Acid Fast Club along with your booking form to Glenn.

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AFC Winter 2017 meeting call for papers

Winter Meeting 2017

Preliminary notice and call for papers

Friday 6th of January 2017 at

Queen Mary University of London

 

Local Organiser:

Adrian Martineau

 

Offered papers should be sent on the appropriate form to the meeting secretary, Tine Arnvig (k.arnvig@ucl.ac.uk) no later than Friday 11th November. The form can be downloaded here.  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 11th November.

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

 

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AFC Summer 2016 meeting registration

The Acid Fast Club Summer Meeting 2016

to be held on Thursday 7th – Friday 8th July 2016

at Public Health England, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 0JG

Local Organiser: Sally Sharpe (Sally.Sharpe[AT]phe.gov.uk)

The Summer Meeting will be held at Public Health England, Porton Down on July 7-8th 2016; for the final programme and directions, see below.

The timeline is short for registration.

Please note that as spaces are limited at Porton Down, we have to do a two-step registration:

1. Members are requested to fill in a Doodle poll with their name followed by the number of guest they intend to bring in brackets no later than May 20 th . Members and speakers have priority and after that it will be on a first come first serve basis.  Members will receive an email stating how many of their guests we can accommodate.

Remember that guests pay a registration fee of £5

2. Please pay for your booking by PayPal if you can by going to this site, and email the confirmation with the booking form to Sally Sharpe no later than Friday 10th June. If you do not use PayPal please send a cheque payable to the Acid Fast Club along with your booking form to Sally

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AFC Summer 2016 Meeting call for papers

Summer Meeting 2016

Preliminary notice and call for papers

Thursday 7th and Friday 8th of July 2016 at

Public Health England

Porton Down, Salisbury

Wiltshire SP4 0JG

Local Organiser: Sally Sharpe

Offered papers should be sent on the appropriate form to the meets secretary, Tine Arnvig (k.arnvig@ucl.ac.uk) no later than Friday 22nd April. The submission form can be downloaded from here.  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 22nd April.

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

AFC Winter 2016 meeting

AFC Winter 2016

Held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Friday January 8th 2016

Scientific Programme

Session 1 (Welcome, Host presentations and Offered papers)

The TB Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine – who we are and what we do
Helen Fletcher & Katherine Fielding, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Polyfunctional CD4 T-cells and in vitro mycobacterial growth inhibition detected in Mycobacterium bovis BCG-vaccinated UK infants
Steven Smith, Andrea Zelmer, Rose Blitz, Helen Fletcher & Hazel Dockrell, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Ex vivo mycobacterial growth inhibition assays (MGIA) as a new tool for assessment of TB vaccines
Andrea Zelmer, Satria Prabowo, Rachel Tanner, Elena Stylianou, Helen McShane & Helen Fletcher, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The C-terminal domain of protein kinase G is required for regulation of glutamate catabolism in Mycobacterium smegmatis
Nabanita Bhattacahatyya, M. Zimmerman & H. M. O’Hare, University of Leicester

Parenteral adenoviral boost enhances BCG-induced protection, but not long-term survival  in a murine model of bovine TB
Phil Hogarth, Daryan A. Kaveh, M. Carmen Garcia-Pelayo, Paul R. Webb, Esen E. Wooff, Véronique S. Bachy; Animal and Plant Health Agency

A spatial model of M. tuberculosis in the lung
Ruth Bowness, Stephen Gillespie & Mark Chaplain, University of St. Andrews

Session 2 (Offered papers)

The Suburban Cure–thoughts on dose and genetic susceptibility to TB
Andrea Cooper & John E. Pearl, University of Leicester

Does using aerosol and systemic routes of immunisation avoid anti-vector immunity and boost TB vaccine responses?
Zita-Rose Manjaly Thomas, Iman Satti, Stephanie Harris, Joel Meyer, Morven Wilkie, Michael Riste, Ali Hamidi, Sharon Sheehan, Alice Minhinnick, Henry Bettinson & Helen McShane, University of Oxford

Investigating host regulatory pathways that limit immunopathology in tuberculosis
Patience T. Brace, LB Tezera, JS Friedland, TM Millar, CG Proud & PT Elkington, University of Southampton

Towards definition of an immunological basis of protection obtained by prime-boost immunisation against bovine tuberculosis
Hannah Metcalfe, Bernardo Villarreal-Ramos, Gareth J. Jones, Sabine Steinbach, W. Ivan Morrison , Tom Connelley & Martin Vordermeier, Animal and Plant Health Agency

Targeting the mycobacterial membrane using novel antimicrobial peptides for tuberculosis therapy
Jasmeet Singh Khara, SM Newton, N Krishnan, I Uhra, M Priestman, PR Langford, PLR Ee & BD Robertson, Imperial College

Circulating serum microRNAs as novel biomarkers for bovine tuberculosis
Carolina N.Correia, Nicolas C. Nalpas, Kirsten E. McLoughlin, David A. Magee, Ronan G. Shaughnessy, John A. Browne, Adam O. Whelan, H. Martin Vordermeier, Eamonn Gormley, Bernardo Villarreal-Ramos, Stephen V. Gordon & David E. MacHugh, University College Dublin

Objectively-measured coughing patterns in pulmonary tuberculosis
Richard Turner, Graham Bothamley & Surinder Birring, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Programme details (Word file)

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AFC Winter 2016 meeting call for papers

Winter Meeting 2016

Preliminary notice and call for papers

Friday 8th of January 2016 at

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT

 

Local Organisers:

Helen Fletcher and Jackie Cliff

 

Offered papers should be sent on the appropriate form to the meeting secretary, Tine Arnvig (k.arnvig@ucl.ac.uk) no later than Friday 30th October. The form can be downloaded here.  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 put forward to the Committee. Please provide the name of the nominating and seconding members and the full contact details of the proposed member to Tine Arnvig also no later than Friday 30th October

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

 

Please send papers and nominations to:

Tine Arnvig: k.arnvig@ucl.ac.uk

Download Word version of this call for papers

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!