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From the Laboratory to the Clinic is a translational research meeting, run annually since 1984 by an international organising committee led by the Directors of the Kennedy Institute, Marc Feldmann, Ravinder Maini and Fiona Powrie. The meeting brings together basic scientists, clinicians, and industry researchers to explore how the latest discoveries in immunology and molecular medicine can be applied to improve clinical medicine. In 2016, the meeting will broadly examine immune regulation and inflammation with an emphasis on the pathology of human disease. In particular, the meeting aims to capture current excitement surrounding use of immunotherapy to treat immune-mediated disease and cancer, and explore opportunities for diagnostics, genetics and epigenetics to contribute. Discussions will reveal gaps in knowledge and new opportunities. The meeting’s small size and intense format creates an environment that stimulates exchange of ideas, to facilitate new collaborations and scientific progress in the translational space; many of our current successes were catalysed at this conference. 


  • Microbial and Genetic Approaches
  • Inflammation and Epigenetics
  • Stroma and Novel Approaches
  • Epigenetic Regulation
  • Human Immunology 
  • Regulation of Adaptive Immunity

Confirmed Speakers

  • Chris Buckley (University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Harvey Cantor (Dana Faber Cancer Institute, USA)
  • Doreen Cantrell (University of Dundee, UK)
  • Philip Chamberlain (Celgene, USA)
  • Shu-Hsia Chen (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)
  • Charles Craddock (University of Birmingham, USA)
  • Laura Lee Dugan (Vanderbilt University, USA)
  • Donna Farber (Columbia University Medical Center, USA)
  • Larry Gold (SomaLogic, USA)
  • Percio Gulko (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)
  • David Hafler (Yale University, USA)
  • Bent Jakobsen (Immunocore, UK)
  • Carl June (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Susan Kaech (Yale University, USA)
  • David Leslie (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Dan Littman (HHMI/NYU School of Medicine)
  • Vivianne Malmström (Karolinska Institute)
  • Andrew McMichael (University of Oxford)
  • Cornelius Melief (ISA Pharmaceuticals, NL)
  • Duane Mitchell (University of Florida, USA)
  • Kari Nadeau (Stanford University, USA)
  • Luke O'Neill (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Tom Ottenhoff (Leiden University Medical Centre, NL)
  • Eric Pamer (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, USA)
  • Bente Klarlund Pedersen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) 
  • Louis Picker (Oregon Health & Science University, USA) 
  • Shimon Sakaguchi (Kyoto University, Japan) 
  • Anne Schaefer (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)
  • Michael Shepard (Halozyme, USA)
  • Katja Simon (University of Oxford, UK) 
  • Lawrence Steinman (Stanford University, USA) 
  • Alexander Tarakhovsky (Rockefeller University, USA) 
  • John Todd (University of Cambridge, UK) 
  • Shannon Turley (Genentech, USA)
  • Holm Uhlig (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Patrick Venables (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Ramnik Xavier (Massachusetts General Hospital, USA)
  • Mone Zaide (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)
  • Nicole Zitzmann (University of Oxford, UK)

Organising Committee

  • Marc Feldmann (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Ravinder Maini (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Andrew McMichael (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Fiona Powrie (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Lawrence Steinman (Stanford University, USA)
  • Jim Woody (Latterell Venture Partners, USA)
  • Vincenzo Cerundolo (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Tom Daniel (Celgene, USA)

Conference Details

From the Laboratory to The Clinic will take place at Trinity College, University of Oxford, from 9:00am Wednesday 7th September 2016, to 6:00pm Friday 9th September, 2016. Registration includes two nights bed and breakfast accommodation at Trinity College, as well as lunches, dinners, and a banquet meal on Thursday 8th September.

For more details about registration please contact Philippa Wells.




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