Professor is President of 3rd European Congress on Immunology

This week sees the 3rd European Congress of Immunology held in the Glasgow SECC from 5-8th September.  Professor Eddy Liew, Fellow of the Royal Society and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow is the Congress’ President. ‎

“Immunology is arguably the hottest topic in current biomedical science. Immunology research has led to effective vaccines against many infections including Smallpox, Polio, Mumps, Measles and Rubella, and more recently effective treatment against Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis and Gout. This is a truly exciting time in Immunology research. We are on the verge of designing vaccines against HIV and Tuberculosis, and treatment against lupus and multiple sclerosis” said Professor Liew.

ECI 2012, with the theme “A healthier future through research, education and innovation” will be attended by over 3000 participants and is the largest gathering of the European immunologists. The speakers will be leading basic and clinical immunologists from all over the world.

As President, Professor Liew will be hosting the President’s dinner for 170 distinguished scientists from all over the world in the University’s prestigious Bute Hall on Thursday evening.


More information about the conference is available at

For more information contact Cara MacDowall in the University of Glasgow Media Relations Office on 0141 330 3535; 07875 203387 or email

First published: 4 September 2012