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The Oxford Immunology Group (OIG) is a regional branch of the British Society for Immunology (BSI). The aim is to connect students, postdocs, early-career researchers, and faculty with an interest in immunology. Within this group, we host the Science in Progress (SIP) talks once every two months and allow for the exchange of reagents, ideas and techniques across institutes and departments in Oxford.

The Science in Progress (SIP) talks are informal research presentations by graduate students, postdocs, or early career researchers to the Oxford immunology community. The SIP talks will take place once every two months and all are welcome to attend.

*** Graduate students, postdocs, and faculty who wish to give presentations please contact Adriana Tomic ***

September 3rd, 2020 talks:

Dr. Nick Provine: 'MAIT cell activation augments adenovirus vector vaccine immunogenicity’

Dr. Emma Mead: 'Targeting Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease’


November 5th, 2020 talks:

Dr. Margarida Rei: 'Enhancing tumour-specific T cell specific responses against glioblastoma'

Dr. Dominik Aschenbrenner: 'Deconvolution of monocyte responses in inflammatory bowel disease reveals an IL-1 cytokine network that regulates IL-23 in genetic and acquired IL-10 resistance'


January 21st, 2021 talks:

Ms Lu Li Jovanoska (Dunn School): Innate and adaptive immune modulation by oxidative stress post-translational modifications

Dr. Melanie Dunstan (WTCHG/TGU): Single Cell Profiling of Blood and Gut Cells in Patients with Coeliac Disease and Coeliac Disease + Type 1 Diabetes


Adriana Tomic, Chair

Adriana is leading a Systems Immunology group at the University of Oxford focusing on human immunological memory and recall responses using systems-level analysis, multi-omics data integration and machine learning. She is also a co-developer of SIMON, an open-source platform for the application of machine learning to biological and clinical data.

Caitlin O'Brien-Ball, WIMM/JR representative

After graduating with a degree in Biomedical Sciences from Queen Mary, University of London, I moved to Oxford to start my 4 year DPhil at the Radcliffe Department of Medicine, supervised by Prof. Simon Davis and Dr. Mafalda Santos. My studies in the Davis Lab are focussed on the regulation and mechanisms of T cell receptor triggering, including the role of cell topology and signalling microclusters. This work is largely carried out using advanced confocal and TIRF microscopy on live cells to visualise and quantify the relationship between the T cell receptor and its proximal signalling molecules, as well as studying the spatiotemporal regulation of these proteins in relation to cell morphology. Additionally, in collaboration with the Klenerman group at the University of Cambridge, I am involved in work using super-resolution microscopy to investigate how our current understanding of T cell receptor triggering may apply to other lymphocyte receptors.

Please get in touch with us if you would be interested in joining the OIG committee!

We are currently looking for several positions: co-chair, treasurer, secretary, and public engagement/media officer.

We are always looking for new members to join - please spread the word!

The OIG is looking for new members to take over old and new Committee posts - co-chair, treasurer, secretary, and public engagement/media officer posts are up for election, and you will be welcome to stand for them. Nominations will be accepted at the upcoming Committee meeting.

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For more information please contact Adriana Tomic.