Influenza Update Meeting

Influenza Update Meeting

Event title with two 3D structures of influenza virus

This informal meeting will bring together the influenza research community from across the UK and Ireland, to present and discuss ongoing work.

Abstract Book

Download the 2017 Influenza Update Abstract Book in advance.

Key Details

Tuesday 21st - Wednesday 22nd November 2017

The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh.

Directions can be found here.

Registration and Abstract Submission

Online registration has now closed. For last-minute registration (£60pp) please contact Paul Digard as soon as possible (]). The dinner is now fully-booked. We are still accepting poster submissions; please contact Ed Hutchinson to arrange this (


Tuesday 21st

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch

13:00 – 14:45: Pathogenesis and Transmission. Chair: Jason Long (Imperial College)

14:30 – 15:15: Tea and Posters

15:15 – 16:45: Immunity. Chair: Sophie Morgan (The Pirbright Institute)

16:45 – 18:30: Drinks reception and Posters

18:30: Buses to Pollock Halls

19:15: Dinner and drinks (pre-booked)

Dinner will be in the Nelson Room of St Leonard’s Hall at the University of Edinburgh's Pollock Halls Campus

Wednesday 22nd

8:30 – 9:00: Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30: Molecular and Cell Biology. Chair: Elly Gaunt (The Roslin Institute)

10:30 – 11:00: Tea and Posters

11:00 – 12:30: Budding and Morphogenesis. Chair: Ilaria Piras (MRC-CVR)

12:30 -13:30: Lunch

13:15 – 14:30: Future directions in filamentous influenza virus research. Discussion. Chair: Jeremy Rossman (University of Kent) 

Meeting Sponsors

The Journal of General Virology has generously sponsored a prize for the best oral presentation of £50 and a year’s membership of the Microbiology Society. 

MedImmune has generously sponsored a prize for the best poster presentation of £50, as well as additional support for the costs of the meeting.


Accommodation is not included in the booking price. Participants attending the dinner may wish to consider booking accommodation at the Pollock Halls site. Details can be found here: 


Ed Hutchinson (Research Fellow, MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research)

Paul Digard (Head of Division of Infection and Immunity, The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh)

Holly Shelton (Group Leader, The Pirbright Institute)



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Image credit: Naina Nair, Glasgow School of Art