Invited Speakers

  • Jonathan Wagg, Roche
  • Omer Dushek, University of Oxford
  • Becca Asquith, Imperial College London

Symposium Chair

  • Tim Elliott, Professor of Experimental Medicine

Symposium Description

The immune system poses special challenges to a systems level understanding. Its ability to recognise specific antigens is characterised by massive combinatorial complexity; played out in a system that at the population level is highly polymorphic; with multiple cell-types that form ad hoc functional assemblies in response to potential threats to life. However, the introduction of computationally-intensive approaches like machine learning and systems modelling to experimental immunological data, gathered at various levels of complexity, is bringing us closer to predicting high-order function from measurements of components belonging to interdependent systems.

We will gather world leaders from diverse backgrounds to discuss the scientific progress that is being made integrating a wide variety of biological data to increase our understanding of immunological processes at all levels, as well as the challenges we face in the future.

Friday 27th September, 14:00 – 15:00; Turing Lecture Theatre

Time Speaker Title
14:00 Becca Asquith
(Invited Speaker)
Immune cell dynamics & control of persistent virus infection
14:20 Omer Dushek
(Invited Speakers)
Control of T cell responses by accessory receptors revealed by phenotypic modelling
14:40 Jonathan Wagg
(Invited Speakers)
Application of Artificial Neural Networks to Infer Pharmacological Molecular-Level Mechanisms of Drug Evoked Clinical Responses