Director of The Wellcome Trust, Sir Mark Walport, will deliver this year’s Jenner Lecture entitled John Snow: molecular genetics and the epidemiology of infectious diseases. He is one of five eminent scientists who will be discussing their specialist subjects at the 2010 Jenner Event, which takes place on 4 November 2010.

The Symposium will be marked by four lectures delivered by Dr Blaise Corthesy, head of research at the University of Lausanne, and infection and immunity scientists at St George’s, University of London, Dr Rachel Allen and Professors George Griffin and Tom Harrison.


Event: The Jenner Symposium and Lecture 2010
Location: St George’s, University of London (Michael Heron Lecture Theatre, registration and refreshments in the Hyde Park room)
When: 4 November 2010, 11.45am-4pm for the Jenner Symposium, 5-7pm for the Jenner Lecture and reception
How to register: Contact Vivienne Marvell – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 020 8725 0905 – indicating if you would like to attend the symposium, the lecture, or both.

Each of the speakers will be discussing their expertise and research investigations which range from: the official independent investigation of this year’s high profile E.coli outbreak on a farm in Surrey which affected the health of 93 children; alternative roles for major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I – modules that play an important role in the immune system - in innate immunity; therapy and prevention strategies that hold promise for substantially reducing the global burden of cryptococcal meningitis – an infection that accounts for half a million deaths a year in HIV-infected patients; and the important and sometimes surprising role of the antibody secretory immunoglobulin A in protecting the intestine from disease and allergens.

This is the third annual Jenner Symposium and Lecture organised by SGUL’s Research Centre for Infection and Immunity in the Division of Clinical Sciences. It aims to share knowledge about how St George’s works with the science community to help find solutions to some of the world’s most deadly global infections.