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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 2015

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 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

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Senior RA in Molecular Microbiology/Biochemistry Full Time (18 months) Deadline 14th Sept 2015

Senior Research Assistant in Molecular Microbiology/Biochemistry Full Time – Fixed-Term for 18 months

Working in the well-appointed laboratories of the Department of Applied Sciences at our Newcastle city campus, you will conduct research that is expected to drive innovation in drug and vaccine development.  Specifically, you will investigate lipid modification of proteins in the outer membrane of mycolic acid-containing bacteria, predominantly the equine pathogen Rhodococcus (Prescottella) equi. We expect to demonstrate that protein lipid modifications are relevant to the virulence of this pathogen and its close relatives, including important human pathogens.

You will have a PhD in a relevant biological discipline with experience in bioinformatics, molecular cloning, protein purification and biochemical assays.  Some knowledge of proteomics and/or assay development is also desirable.  We wish to appoint an excellent communicator with well-developed research and analytical skills who has the ability to work as an integral and co-operative member of our research group.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Lynn Dover on (0191) 2273975 or via lynn.dover [AT] northumbria.ac.uk.

Closing Date for applications: 12 noon on 14th September 2015

Selection Date: 5th October 2015

http://work4.northumbria.ac.uk/hrvacs/hls1502

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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An introduction to infectious disease genomics – an IDRN event

An introduction to infectious disease genomics – an IDRN event
Thursday 18 June 2015
Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, central London

http://www.idrn.org/events/upcoming/genomics.php

The day will be pitched at ‘beginner level’ to give an idea of the topics and concepts covered in this area. As infectious disease genomics becomes rapidly more mainstream and relevant to clinical practice and translational research, it is increasingly important for academics, clinical staff and public health professionals to understand what genomics can and cannot do, what its data requirements are, and how to critically appraise the outputs. This event will provide a taster of:

  • what infectious disease genomics in 2015 is all about
  • how it does and will impact on practice
  • the ethical concerns behind it
  • how the generated data can best be managed and who will own it?

There will also be case studies from researchers who are active in genomics from the point of view of bacteriology, virology and mycology. Speakers will be Michael Head (IDRN and UCL), David Cleary (Southampton), Judy Breuer (UCL), Nick Loman (Birmingham), Dan Frampton (UCL), Johanna Rhodes (Imperial), Phillip Ashton (Public Health England), Tom Fowler (Genomics England), and Claudio Koser (Cambridge). The speakers have internationally-recognised expertise and are members of national and international expert groups.

See http://www.idrn.org/events/upcoming/genomics.php for more information and online registration.

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!

Senior Scientist position in Jena, deadline 02 March 2015

The Institute of Molecular Pathogenesis (IMP) at the Jena site of the FLI invites applications for a fulltime position at senior scientist level, corresponding to

Scientific Councilor (pay grade A 13 BBesO)

Wissenschaftliche Rätin/ Wissenschaftlicher Rat (Besoldungsgruppe A 13 BBesO),

to conduct research on the molecular pathogenesis of members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in livestock and wildlife ungulates

Further details of this position, including qualification requirements, are described in Job Announcement 04/15 posted on our website: www.fli.bund.de.

Applicants should submit an application written in German or English including a description of research interests and the motivation to apply, official transcripts, a detailed CV highlighting education, relevant experience, qualifications, grant and contract activities and publications to Fachbereich Personal, Postfach 1318, 17466 Greifswald-Insel Riems. Electronic applications may be submitted as a single PDF document to 04.15RI@fli.bund.de marked with reference number ‘Stelle 04/15’. Applications must be received by the closing date of March 02, 2015.

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