British Society for Immunology: Mathematical Modelling

BSI Affinity Group

The next meeting will be hosted by Microsoft Research Cambridge on 9-10 May 2019.
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Immunology and infection in public health
The venue is next to Cambridge train station.
  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).
Provisional schedule:
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