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Thu 10 Jan 2019 from 13:00 to 14:00

Medical Grand Rounds

Cardiology / Acute General Medicine Firm B

Cardiology: -- Acute General Medicine Firm B: -- Chair: TBA

Cardiology: -- Acute General Medicine Firm B: -- Chair: TBA

Audience: Members of the University and NHS clinical staff.

Thu 10 Jan 2019 from 16:30 to 18:30

Experimental Medicine TGU Seminars

John Radcliffe Hospital - Main Building, John Radcliffe Main Building, George Pickering Education Centre Level 3 Academic Centre, Room 2B, Headington OX3 9DU

From Genetics to Clinic in Autoimmune Diabetes

Dr John Todd

Audience: Members of the University only

Organisers: Professor Holm Uhlig

Thu 17 Jan 2019 from 11:00 to 12:00

Ludwig Institute Seminar Series

NDM Building, Basement seminar room, TDI, Headington OX3 7FZ

Understanding the immune response to persistent human T-cell leukaemia virus (HTLV-I) infections (exact title tbc)

Professor Charles Bangham

Audience: Members of the University only

Organisers: Christina Woodward

Thu 17 Jan 2019 from 13:00 to 14:00

Medical Grand Rounds

AICU / Oncology

AICU: -- Oncology: -- Chair: TBA

AICU: -- Oncology: -- Chair: TBA

Audience: Members of the University and NHS clinical staff.

Thu 17 Jan 2019 from 14:00 to 15:00

Experimental Medicine TGU Seminars

John Radcliffe Hospital - Main Building, TBC, Headington OX3 9DU

Enteric viral infection in childhood and coeliac disease

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick

Coeliac disease is a common immune condition where susceptible individuals develop inflammation of the gut in response to gluten, a protein in wheat. Whilst genetics play an important role in the development of coeliac disease, there is evidence that an environmental trigger is required for coeliac... Read more

Coeliac disease is a common immune condition where susceptible individuals develop inflammation of the gut in response to gluten, a protein in wheat. Whilst genetics play an important role in the development of coeliac disease, there is evidence that an environmental trigger is required for coeliac disease to develop. Circumstantial evidence has suggested that viral infections in childhood could be that trigger, but definitive proof remains elusive. A recent study has suggested that reovirus, a virus affecting the gut that generally causes no symptoms, can trigger a condition like coeliac disease in mice under experimental conditions, however it remains unclear if this infection is associated with coeliac disease in humans. The discovery of infections that can trigger coeliac disease could have a profound impact on the prevention of the development of coeliac disease, as well as on the prevention of diseases associated with it, such as Type 1 Diabetes. We will test the association between reovirus, along with a number of other viral infections that affect the gut, and the development of coeliac disease by using stored samples from a recent study of diagnostic methods of coeliac disease in children. This large, well-described, cohort of children with and without coeliac disease provides an ideal group in which to test for an association between viral infection and coeliac disease. We will perform tests to measure antibody responses to these viruses in children with and without coeliac disease.

Audience: Members of the University only

Organisers: Dr Carolina Arancibia

Thu 24 Jan 2019 from 13:00 to 14:00

Medical Grand Rounds

Horton Hospital / Rheumatology

Dr Lorraine O’Neill

Horton Hospital: -- Rheumatology: Dr Lorraine O’Neill -- Chair: TBA

Horton Hospital: -- Rheumatology: Dr Lorraine O’Neill -- Chair: TBA

Audience: Members of the University and NHS clinical staff.

Thu 31 Jan 2019 from 11:00 to 12:00

Ludwig Institute Seminar Series

NDM Building, Basement seminar room, TDI, Headington OX3 7FZ

PTEN mutation and type 2 diabetes (tbc)

Professor Anna Gloyn

Audience: Members of the University only

Organisers: Christina Woodward