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. 

To make the event as accessible as possible, costs have been limited to the minimum needed to cover catering. The timing is intended to allow new students to attend. 

Sessions will be organised to cover a wide range of influenza research. In response to several requests, the main meeting will be followed by an optional discussion of future directions in influenza filament research, chaired by Dr Jeremy Rossman (University of Kent).

Key Details

Tuesday 21st - Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Mid-day to mid-day.

The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh.

Directions can be found here.

Registration (by 3rd November) 

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£60pp, including lunches and coffee breaks on both days, a drinks reception and breakfast. Accommodation is not included. 

A meal will be organised to help conversations continue through the evening, at an additional cost of £50 (£110 total cost). This will be held in the Nelson Room of St Leonard’s Hall at the University of Edinburgh's Pollock Halls Campus, overlooking Arthur's Seat. Thirty-nine places are available on a first-come-first-served basis. 

The final deadline for registration is the 3rd November – please use the secure portal in the link above.

Abstract Submission (by 20th October) 

We encourage all participants to present work, with a preference for work in progress. If you would like to present, please send your title, author list and abstract (250 words maximum) to Ed Hutchinson ( by the 20th October. Participants who are not offered an oral presentation will have the chance to present their work in a poster session.


Tuesday 21st:

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch

13:00 – 14:30: Session 1

14:30 – 15:15: Tea and Posters

15:15 – 16:45: Session 2

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

18:30: Buses to Pollock Halls (optional)

19:15: Dinner at Pollock Halls, followed by drinks (optional) 

Wednesday 22nd:

8:30 – 9:00: Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30: Session 3

10:30 – 11:00: Tea and Posters

11:00 – 12:30: Session 4

12:30 -13:30: Lunch

13:15 – 14:30: Discussion of Filamentous Influenza Research (optional) 


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

Image credit: Naina Nair, Glasgow School of Art