ELISPOT technology, tricks and triumphs

Tuesday, 04 July 2006

ELISPOT technology, tricks and triumphs
Tuesday, 04 July 2006 09:30 - 16:30

Birkbeck College
Room B04
Malet Street
United Kingdom

Map and Directions

09:00 – 09:35  Registration – tea/coffee and biscuits

09:35 – 09:45  Introduction by the Chairs: Dr Sefina Arif & Dr Colin Dayan, UK.


9:45 – 10:10  Scientific principles for objective ELISPOT analysis – and the latest on ELISPOT

 Prof. Paul Lehmann, CEO CTL & Case Western Reserve University, Germany.


10:10 – 10:35  Getting more information from Elispot assays
Dr John Wijdenes, Diaclone, France.


10:35 – 11:00  History, current and future Elispot Reader Technologies

Mr Werner Freber - BIO-SYS GmbH, Germany.


11:00 – 11:30  Mid-morning break: tea/coffee                                                                    


11.30 – 12:00    ELISPOT technology: clinical application for diagnosis and monitoring of infectious diseases
Dr Ajit Lalvani, Tuberculosis Immunology Group, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, UK

12:00 – 12:25  IFNgamma ELISpot assay: assessment in veterinary species or the evaluation  of cell-mediated immunity after vaccination or infection

 Mr Romain Paillot, Virology/Immunology, Animal Health Trust, Suffolk, UK


12:25 – 12:55  From cytokine ELISPOT to multi-cytokine FluoroSpot

Dr Peter van der Meide,U-CyTech biosciences, Netherlands.                                                   

12.55 – 14:00  Lunch in the exhibition hall


14:00  – 14:25  Development of a novel plate format to improve cost effectiveness of an ELISPOT based diagnostic assay

 Dr Toni Day, Oxford Immunotec Limited, UK.


14:25 – 14:50  High sensitivity T cell ELISPOT assays: it's all about the background.  

Dr Nilu Goonetilleke, The Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine University  of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK.


14:50 – 15:20  Monitoring cytotoxic response by ELISPOT

Dr Henk te Velthuis, Sanquin, Netherlands.      


15:20 – 15:50  Afternoon Tea/Coffee


15:50 – 16:15  The perforin ELISpot, optimisation and applications

Dr. Bartek Zuber, Mabtech AB, Sweden.


16:15 – 16:45  Clinical Application of the AELVIS ELISPOT Reader in Rheumatology and Endocrine Autoimmune Disorders

Prof. Dr. med. Heinfried H. Radeke, Dr.-Hans-Schleussner-Foundation Immune Pharmacology Clinic, J.W. Goethe University, Germany.


16:45 – 17:00                  Chair’s summing up


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    N20 8WH.

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