• Infection and Immunity in Insects:

    from Mechanism to Evolution

    Friday, 16 December 2016, Emmanuel College, Cambridge

  • How to get to Emmanuel College

  • Updated schedule

  • Abstract book

  • A meeting of the Royal Entomological Society Special Interest Group

    The topic of insect immunity brings together diverse fields, from evolutionary biology to biochemistry. The scope of these approaches range from the functional conservation of genetic pathways across the animal kingdom to specific evolutionary adaptations and ecology. Recent developments in insect immunity have revealed new ways that animals resist pathogens, from the role of symbiotic bacteria to behaviour in eusocial species. These have led to novel approaches for controlling vector-borne disease.


    The aim of this meeting is to promote the exchange of ideas and collaborations by bringing together participants from a range of backgrounds, including evolutionary ecology, physiology, vector biology and functional genetics.

  • Organisers

    Frank Jiggins

    Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge

    Alexandre Leitão

    Department of Genetics,

    University of Cambridge

    Sinead English

    Department of Zoology,

    University of Cambridge

    Mara Lawniczak

    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

  • Important Information

    The meeting starts at 10 am on Friday 16 December in The Queen's Building, Emmanuel College, which is in central Cambridge. We cannot help with accommodation, but there are numerous places to stay in the city.


    There will be a subsidized pub meal afterwards to which everyone is welcome. Just mention it in the 'message' section when you book to reserve a place.


    Please provide your name, institution and email address below to register for the event.

    Registration is £15 (payable in cash on the day) and this covers refreshments and a buffet lunch.


    Deadline for registration to attend the meeting is 1 December 2016. Abstract submission for talks has now closed. Abstract submission for posters is open until 1 December 2016.

    For any queries, please contact us at infectionandimmunity2016@gmail.com.