RACE to Newcastle
Issued: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:42:00 GMT
Members of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis Centre of Excellence (RACE) in Glasgow and Birmingham braved the wintry weather to attend the RACE Scientific Meeting at Newcastle University on 19th January 2015.
Welcomed by their Newcastle colleagues, the team got straight to work with a scientific speed-dating exercise. This matched researchers with shared interests in immune responses, systems biology, human and mouse models, and immune dysregulation.
Over lunch the team got to meet the TRAFIC (Targeting the Rheumatoid Arthritis Synovial Fibroblast via Cyclin Dependent Kinase Inhibition) Study team before an afternoon of scientific presentations on a range of topics including dendritic cells, innate lymphoid cells, CD4+ T cell signalling in rheumatoid arthritis.
The meeting closed with a presentation by Brett Finlay on the implications of the microbiome on immune regulation and the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.