Professor Philippe Sansonetti from the Collège de France & Institut Pasteur will deliver this year’s Jenner Lecture entitled ‘The mechanisms of immune subversion by Shigella and their implications in vaccine development’. He will be one of five eminent scientists discussing their specialist field as part of the annual Jenner Symposium and Lecture on Thursday 3 November 2011.

The Symposium will be marked by four lectures delivered by Dr Julian Parkhill from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, and scientists at St George’s, University of London, Dr Jodi Lindsay and Professors Sanjeev Krishna and Paul Heath.


Event: The Jenner Symposium and Lecture 2011
Location: St George’s, University of London, Michael Heron Lecture Theatre (Registration and refreshments in the Hyde Park Room)
When: Thursday 3 November 2010, 12.30pm-4.35pm 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. For catering purposes, please indicate if you would like lunch and attend the Reception.

Each of the speakers will be discussing their expertise and research investigations which range from: Neonatal infections: can we do better?; Investigating bacterial transmission, population structure and evolution using high throughput sequencing; Emerging targets for antimalarial drug development – the example of sugar transporters; and Evolution of a superbug: Staphylococcus aureus genetics, host adaptation and resistance.

This is the fourth annual Jenner Symposium and Lecture organised by SGUL’s Research Centre for Infection and Immunity in the Division of Clinical Sciences. Named after St George's alumnus Edward Jenner (the father of immunology), 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.