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The 2013 Annual Departmental Research Symposium was held at St. Catherine's College, Oxford.



University Department of Paediatrics Research Symposium

Thursday 5th June 2014

 St Catherine’s College, Oxford











8.30 – 9.00





9.00 - 9.05

Welcome and Introduction



Professor Peter Sullivan

9.05 – 9.25

Paediatric Gastroenterology Research Group  update I


Professor Peter Sullivan and team

9.25 – 10.45

DPhil in Paediatrics




DPhil in Paediatrics overview and introduction to the “confirmation talks”


Professor Andrew Pollard


Determinants of Slow Progression in Paediatric HIV-1 Infection


Emily Adland

9.45 -9.55

Body composition and Brain Maturation 


Anil Kopuri      


Translational applications for a human typhoid challenge model


Thomas Darton


Next Generation Sequencing for Investigating HIV Viral Evolution and HLA-B*27:05/B*57:01-mediated Immune Control


Jacqui Brenner


RSV epidemiology and vaccines


Christopher Green


10.45 – 11.15





11.15 – 11.35

Update on Departmental Research Strategy



Professor Georg Hollander


Research Group Progress reports I



11.35 – 12.15

Developmental Haematology Research Group

Irene Roberts – title TBC

Binbin Liu – title TBC


Professor Irene Roberts and Dr Binbin Liu

12.15 – 12.55

HIV Research Group

Philip Goulder –  Mechanisms of HIV Cure and HIV Pathogenesis taught by paediatric infection

Masa Mori – Sex and ART and Paediatric HIV Infection

Allison Hempenstall – Evolution of the adult HIV epidemic in Durban, South Africa


Professor Philip Goulder and team

12.55 – 13.15

Oxford Vaccine Group I

Andrew Pollard – Update on OVG activities

Daniel O’Connor – genetic control of immune response


Professor Andrew Pollard and team


13.15 – 14.05




14.05 – 14.20

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching




14.05 – 14.15

Development of the undergraduate curriculum in Paediatrics


Professor Philip Goulder


14.15 – 14.20

Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Paediatric Infectious Disease



Dr Dominic Kelly




14.20 – 14.50

ACF and ACL Programme




Programme overview


Matthew Snape

14.25 -14.40

A/CL talk - UK-ChiMES: The UK Childhood Meningitis and Encephalitis Study’


Manish Sadarangani

14.40 – 14.50

ACF talk – Gut pathogens and malnutrition in Kilifi, Kenya


Rosie Crane


Research Group Progress reports II



14.50 – 15.10

Paediatric Gastroenterology Research Group  II


Professor Peter Sullivan and team


15.10 – 15.30





15.30 – 16.00

Neuroimaging Research Group

Rebeccah Slater – title tbc

Caroline Hartley – title tbc


Dr Rebeccah Slater and team

16.00 – 16.20

Oxford Vaccine Group II

Christine Rollier – viral vectors for delivery of bacterial vaccines

Johannes Truck -  Studying B cell responses – antibody, cells and genes


Professor Andrew Pollard and team

16.20 – 16.55

Developmental Immunology Research Group

Georg Holländer: Overview: Research in Developmental Immunology"

Eleni Adamopoulou: "Exploring the basis of central tolerance in the human thymus: natural MHC class I and II peptides presented by dendritic cells."

Nicolas Prevot: " The role of the mTOR pathway in iNKT cell biology" 


Professor Georg Hollander and team


Closing remarks and Refreshments


Professor Georg Hollander


Department Social with Drinks





Forthcoming events

IIC 2024 - Hot Topics In Infection And Immunity In Children – The ESPID Oxford Course

Monday, 24 June 2024 to Wednesday, 26 June 2024, 10am - 2pm @ St Catherine's College Manor Road Oxford OX1 3UJ

IIC – The ESPID-Oxford Course is a residential training course covering topics in paediatric infection for paediatric infectious diseases trainees and trainers, and for all those who manage children with infections. 2024 will be the 21st edition of the course.