Twilight Sessions 2

Issued: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 11:07:00 GMT

Paul Garside, Georgia Perona-Wright, Maddy Cunningham stand together for photograph at Immunology sessions

On Tuesday 22 October, researchers from the Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation contributed to a Twilight Immunology session held in partnership with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

Supporting the delivery of immunology of as part of the Nat5, Higher, and Advanced Higher curricula, iii scientists presented case studies and interesting anecdotes to assembled high school biology teachers at the Kelvin Hall Lecture Theatre. 

The materials used at the event are free to be utilised in the teaching of the course and will be available to educators via the SQA website.

The participating Institute immunologists were:

Dr Madeleine Cunningham - Molecular mimicry - how bugs attempt to evade the immune system and what happens when it all goes wrong
Professor Paul Garside - Immunology in action in Africa
Dr Megan MacLeod - Taming the immune system to accept life-saving organ transplants 
Professor Rob Nibbs - Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy 
Dr Georgia Perona-Wright - Vaccines: How they work and why we need them