Influenza Update Meetings

‌‌General IUM

Influenza Update Meetings are held annually at locations across the UK in order to support and strengthen the influenza research community. They aim to be affordable, friendly and accessible to researchers at all career stages, with an emphasis on active involvement from students and postdocs.

2nd December 2019, The Francis Crick Institute, London 

This one-day meeting is open for discussion on all areas of influenza research. Registration and abstract submission details will be available soon. As on previous occasions, preference will be given to abstracts submitted by early career researchers. 


£45 - £60



Please e-mail abstracts to by the 1st November 2019. Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words, in Arial (11pt), and without references. Please include details of the presenter, title (in bold), authors and affiliations;

 9:30-10:00     Coffee and registration 

10:00-12:30    Session one (talks selected from abstracts)

12:30-13.30    Lunch and poster session

13:30-16:00    Session two (talks selected from abstracts)

16:00-16:30    Coffee and poster viewing 

16:30-17:30    Invited speaker (Nadia Naffakh, Institute Pasteur) 

17:30-19:00    Session three (talks selected from abstracts) and

                      discussion about next meeting 

19:00              Drinks reception and poster viewing 

20:00              Buffet Dinner 

 Steering Group Members

Sharon Brookes (Animal and Plant Health Agency)

Sara Clohisey (Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh)

Janet Daly (University of Nottingham)

Paul Digard (Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh)

Sunetra Gupta (Department of Zoology, University of Oxford)

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

Munir Iqbal (Pirbright Institute)

Tess Lambe (Jenner Institute, University of Oxford)

John McCauley (Francis Crick Institute)

Nicole Robb (Department of Physics, University of Oxford)

Holly Shelton (Pirbright Institute)

James Stewart (University of Liverpool)

Jack Tan (MRC Human Immunology Unit, University of Oxford)

Nigel Temperton (Medway School of Pharmacy, University of Kent)

Rachel Ulferts (Francis Crick Institute)

AJ te Velthuis (Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge)

Yohei Yamauchi (University of Bristol)

 Recent Meetings

17th – 18th December 2018: Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge

21st – 22nd November 2017: The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh

 Details of future meetings will be posted on this webpage

 We gratefully acknowledge the support provided for these meetings by

the Microbiology Society and AstraZeneca.


Image Credit: Naina Nair, Glasgow School of Art