IIRF22
Infection and Immunity Research Forum
Presented by the Graduate Students
The University of Western Ontario

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The following is a detailed schedule for 2014 IIRF

 

8:30-9:15 AM

Registration, Coffee (with snacks), and Poster Session I Set-up

9:15-9:30

Opening remarks

9:30-9:45

Poland Award Presentation

9:45-10:45

Oral Presentation Session I

9:45-10:00

 

10:00-10:15

 

10:15-10:30

 

10:30-10:45

Cason King, Western University, An unhealthy relationship: manipulation of cellular protein kinase A by human adenovirus E1A

Dessi Loukov, McMaster University, MacrophAGING: The effects of chronic inflammation on macrophage anti-microbial immunity

Ye Su, Western University, Spi6 protects alloreactive CD4(+) but not CD8 (+) memory T cell from granzyme B attack by double-negative T regulatory cell

Omar El-Halfawy, Western University, A novel paradigm of interbacterial communication of antibiotic resistance mediated by conserved secreted bacterial lipocalins

10:45-11:45

Poster Session I (coffee/tea available)

11:45-1:00

Lunch, Poster Session I Teardown, Poster Session II Set-up

1:00-2:00

Keynote Address

Ronald N. Germain, National Institutes of Health

Using Computation and Imaging to Better Understand Host-Pathogen Interactions and Immunity

2:00-2:15

Coffee Break  

2:15-3:15

2:15-2:30

 

2:30-2:45

 

2:45-3:00

 

3:00-3:15

Oral Presentation Session II

Alexander Pavlosky, Western University, RIPK3 regulates microvascular endothelial cell death and cardiac allograft transplantation

Gabriela Krivdova, York University, Inhibition of HIV-1 Vif by PAP and its impact on cellular immune defense

Shahab Meshkibaf, Western University, Protective role of G-CSF in dextran sulfate sodium-induced acute colitis through generating gut-homing immune regulatory macrophages

Tiffany Leighton, McMaster University, Cysteine-disulfide cross-linking to study dynamics between PilN and PilO from the type IV pilus system of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

3:15-3:45

Career Development Talk

Mehrdad Hariri, Canadian Science Policy Centre

Status of Science in Canada - New frontiers of science in society and roles for young scientists

3:45-4:45

Poster Session II

4:45-5:00

Poster Session II Teardown

5:00-7:30 PM

Reception and Awards Ceremony at Brescia Auditorium