Frontiers in Transplantation Programme


05 – 06 October 2017
Great Hall: Strand Campus, King’s College London

Thurs 5th Oct

08:50 Welcome & introduction – Prof Steve Sacks
Basic Science: foundation of translational work
Chair – Prof Adrian Hayday
08:55 The ups and downs of therapeutic targeting VISTA Prof Randolph Noelle
09:20 Intracellular immune system Prof Claudia Kemper
09:45 GCPR signalling Prof Wuding Zhou
10:10 Cell signalling in renal fibrosis: seeing the wood instead of the trees Dr Claire Sharpe
10:35 The immunogenicity of transplantation: treating the graft rather than the recipient Prof Adrian Hayday
11:00     Morning refreshments & networking
Cytoprotective technology
Chair – Dr Richard Smith
11:20 Targeting complement Prof Steve Sacks
11:45 Cytotopic therapy Dr Richard Smith
12:10 Leading trial in complement Dr Martin Drage
12:35 Targeting thrombin Prof Anthony Dorling
13:00     Lunch
Imaging strategies:
Chair – Prof Reza Razavi
13:45 Cellular imaging Prof Phil Blower
14:10 Lymphatic imaging Prof Wilson Wong
14:35 Complement imaging Dr Greg Mullen
15:00 Afternoon refreshments & networking
MRC Centre student successes:
Chairs – Prof Wuding Zhou & Prof Richard Thompson
15:20 Duke & Emory exchange students Dr Miriam Manook
Dr Miriam Cortes Cerisuelo
15:40 MRC Centre & divisional alumni Dr John Cardone
Dr Christina Sakellariou
Dr Melissa Sambrotta
Dr Chrysothemis Brown


MRC Centre for Transplantation Public Engagement Evening
Chapters, Strand Campus, Kings College London
1800 – 1845 Drinks reception & exhibition
1845 – 2000 Performance of The Messenger Limbik Theatre
2000 – 2030 Panel Discussion Dr Antonia Cronin
2030 – 2130 Drinks reception & exhibition

Friday 6th October 2017

Regulatory T cell therapy
Chair – Prof Giovanna Lombardi
09:00 Pathways of allorecognition: implications for transplantation                      tolerance Prof Sir Robert Lechler
09:25 Kidney trials Prof Giovanna Lombardi
09:50 Liver trials Prof Alberto Sanchez-Fueyo
10:15 IBD trial Prof Graham Lord
10:40 Treg cell therapy: the challenge of Treg heterogeneity Dr Shahram Kordasti
11:05 Morning refreshments & networking
Personalised Medicine
Chair – Prof Alberto Sanchez Fueyo
11:25 Tolerance signatures Dr Maria Hernandez-Fuentes
11:50 Data mining Dr Irene Rebollo-Mesa
12:15 Immune monitoring TBC
12:40 Lunch
Single cell therapy
Chair – Prof Anil Dhawan
13:30 Hepatocyte transplantation Prof Anil Dhawan
13:55 Islet transplantation Prof Stephanie Amiel
14:20 New strategies for islet transplantation Prof Stefan Bornstein
14:45 Afternoon refreshments & networking
Regenerative Medicine:
Chair: Dr Francesco Dazzi
15:00 Regenerative medicine Prof Fiona Watt
15:25 Dental repair and replacement Prof Paul Sharpe
Antibody Response/HLA Sensitization:
Chair – Prof Anthony Dorling
15:50 Antibody incompatible transplantation/HLA desensitization in the UK Prof Nizam Mamode
16:15 OUTSMART Prof Anthony Dorling
16:40 Conclusion, collaborations & what’s next? – Prof Steve Sacks

“The scientific meeting is kindly supported by 2BScientific, Athersys and Miltenyi Biotec. Representatives of the companies will be present throughout the Conference”