British Society for Immunology: Mathematical Modelling

BSI Affinity Group

The next meeting will be hosted by Microsoft Research Cambridge in, we hope, June 2021.
The venue is next to Cambridge train station.

Immunology and infection in public health 2019

Thursday 9 May Friday 10 May

Microsoft Research Cambridge. 7-8 Jun 2018


Thursday 7 June

Friday 8 June

Theoretical and Experimental Immunology

Microsoft Research Cambridge. 8-9 Jun 2017

Thursday 8 June 2017(Hover for abstracts.) Friday 9 June 2017

Programmable immunity.

Microsoft Research Cambridge. 16-17 Jun 2016

Programme  .pdf   Attendees
Thursday 16 June 2016
Friday 17 June 2016

Mathematical Modelling in Infection and Immunity

Microsoft Research Cambridge. 4-5 Jun 2015

Thursday 4 June 2015

  • 10:00 Thomas Laws (Defence Science and technology Laboratory)
    Computational modelling of Francisella tularensis infection (the biologist's perspective)
  • 10:30 Joe Gillard (Defence Science and technology Laboratory)
    Computational modelling of Francisella tularensis infection (the modeller's perspective)
  • 11:00 Break
  • 11:30 Rhys Adams (INSERM)
  • 12:00 Harry White (University of Exeter)
    Disrupted evolution of antibodies in secondary responses to heterologous influenza haemagglutinin
  • 12:30 Bridget Penman (University of Oxford)
    Reproduction, infection and killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptor haplotype evolution
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Paul Kaye (University of York)
  • 15:00 Jon Timmis (University of York) Engineering a virtual laboratory for Leishmania
  • 15:30 Break
  • 16:00 Hannah Mayer (University of Bonn)
    A stochastic approach to finding effective immunotherapy strategies
  • 16:30 Michael Gabel (Heidelberg University)
    Dynamics of memory CD8+ T cell differentiation during murine Cytomegalovirus infection

Friday 5 June 2015

  • 09:00 Chloe Pasin (INRIA SISTM/INSERM)
    Modelling the immune response to HIV vaccine
  • 09:30 Pawel Paszek (University of Manchester)
    Functional heterogeneity of inflammatory signalling
  • 10:00 Break
  • 10:30 Rob de Boer (University of Utrect)
    How much do CTL contribute to the death of HIV-I infected cells?
  • 11:00 Can Kesmir (University of Utrect)
    Predicting T cell immunogenicity using data and hypothesis-driven approaches
  • 11:30 Jose Borghans (University Medical Center Utrecht)
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:30 John James (University of Cambridge)
    Chemical control of antigen receptor triggering to investigate T-cell activation
  • 13:00 Omer Dushek (University of Oxford)
    Phenotypic models of cellular signalling in T cells
  • 14:30 Break
  • 15:00 Barbara Szomolay (University of Warwick)
    Identification of human viral protein derived ligands recognized by individual MHCI restricted T-cell receptors
  • 15:30 Sunetra Gupta (University of Oxford)
    Pathogen selection drives non-overlapping associations between HLA loci
Report by Becca Asquith

Mathematical Modelling in Immunology

Microsoft Research Cambridge. 19-20 May 2014


Quantitative approaches to immunology: new experimental challenges

Mathematical modelling affinity group session at the BSI congress 2013

Thursday 05.12.2013, 13:45 - 17:30 Hall 3 B

Organised by Mark Coles, University of York, and Carmen Molina-París, University of Leeds.
  • 13:45 - 14:15
    T cell activation: lessons from in vivo imaging
    Speaker: Philippe Bousso, Institute Pasteur, France
  • 14:15 - 14:45
    From pathways to people: modelling Allergic Contact Dermatitis
    Speaker: Gavin Maxwell, Unilever, UK
  • 14:45 - 15:15
    Single cell tracing of hematopoiesis using cellular barcoding
    Speaker: Leïla Perié, Schumacher Laboratory, Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands
  • 15:15 - 15:30
    Mapping and quantifying the early thymic progenitor niches
    Speaker: Marcin Lyszkiewicz, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
  • 15:30 - 15:45
    Integrating experimental, mathematical and computational approaches to lymphoid tissue formation and function
    Speaker: James Butler, University of York, York, UK
  • 15:45 - 16:15 Coffee/Tea Break in the Exhibition Area
  • 16:15 - 16:45
    A quantitative view of T-cell recognition
    Speaker: Andrew Sewell, University of Cardiff, UK
  • 16:45 - 17:15
    Gene expression genomics in Th2 differentiation
    Speaker: Sarah Teichmann, Cambridge University, UK
  • 30min Discussion 17:15 - 17:30 15min

Mathematical and computational modelling in Immunology

Microsoft Research Cambridge. 8-9 May 2013

Invited talks

Contributed talks

  • R.M. Wood Francisella tularensis
  • Niclas Thomas Decombinator
  • Joseph Reynolds Impaired cell cycle progression in humans
  • Mark Read Determining Disease Intervention Strategies
  • Pawel Paszek Systems biology analyses of inflammatory signalling
  • Thea Hogan How cellular heterogeneity influences CTL efficiency
  • Kieran Alden Building Confidence in Biological Simulations
Experimental and theoretical immunology 18 Mar 2011
Modelling in Immunology 11 June 2010
B cells and ageing 1 Mar 2010
Mathematical modelling affinity group meeting 30 Nov 2009



  1. Transmission and control of airborne infections in healthcare environments. Speakers: Dr. Martín López-García (University of Leeds) and Professor Catherine Noakes (University of Leeds).
  2. Microbial risk assessment. Speakers: Professor Steve Leach (Public Health England) and Dr. Charles Heppell (Public Health England).
  3. Mathematical modelling. Speakers: Professor Martin Feinberg (Ohio State University) and Dr. Antonio Gómez-Corral (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).
  1. Immune signalling: cytokines and chemokines. Speakers: Professor Gerard Graham (University of Glasgow) and Professor Doreen Cantrell (University of Dundee).
  2. Ebola virus infection and T cell responses. Speakers: Dr. Yper Hall (Public Health England) and Dr. Tom Tipton (Public Health England).
  3. Mathematical modelling of viral infections. Speakers: Dr. Thomas Laws (Dstl, Porton Down) and Professor Grant Lythe (University of Leeds).
  4. Infectious disease dynamics in public health. Speakers: Dr. Karen Kempsell (Public Health England) and Dr. Sebastian Funk (LSHTM).