Complementary skills workshop and network meeting, Leeds

Participants at the QuanTII network meeting in Leeds

ESRs at the network dinner

This workshop and network meeting took place at the School of Mathematics, University of Leeds, from 16-20 September 2019. It allowed ESRs to develop their transferable skills and they were given training in T4, T5 and T6 modules on scientific integrity, ethics, data management, public engagement, and programming in R, LaTeX and python. As part of the public engagement sessions, the ESRs each filmed a short video talking about their motivation for joining the network, their expectations for their time within the network, and their research project in a way that the general public can understand; some of these videos are available on the ESRs profile pages as well as at this link, to expand the reach of the QuanTII network.

There were also scientific presentations (including the I1 module on T cells in tissues) as well as an ESR forum meeting. External participants also attended the meeting, and everyone was able to collaborate with each other.

Schedule:

Monday 16 September

09:15 – 09:30 Welcome, Carmen Molina-Paris, Project Coordinator
09:30 – 12:00 Creating value from your research through engagement (T5), Alexa Ruppertsberg, Public Engagement with Research, University of Leeds
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 Data management (T4), Nick Sheppard, Rachel Proudfoot, Research Data Management Team, University of Leeds
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:30 Epidemiology and immunology of Ebola virus disease, César Muñoz-Fontela, Bernholdt Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine, Hamburg
16:30 – 18:00 ESR forum meeting

Tuesday 17 September

10:00 – 11:00 Making compartment modelling simpler: using PyGom to construct and run ODE and SDE based compartmental models and t parameters from data, Tom Finnie, Public Health England
11:00 – 12:00 T cells in tissues (I1), Donna Farber, Columbia University Medical Center
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Chemokines and the orchestration of the in ammatory response, Gerard Graham, University of Glasgow
14:00 – 15:00 Adaptive immune response to Ebola virus, Stéphanie Longet, Public Health England
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:30 Practical application of Immune Repertoire Sequencing, Darren Newton, University of Leeds
18:30 — Meeting dinner

Wednesday 18 September

10:00 – 12:00 Programming in Python (T6), Grant Lythe, Martin Callaghan, University of Leeds
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 Dissemination to the general public, part 1 (T5), Rachel Barson, David Lewis, Communications Team, University of Leeds
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:20 Heterogeneity within the CD8 T cell response, Carmen Gerlach, Karolinska Institute
16:20 – 17:10 The power and pitfalls of flow cytometry, Anthonie Zwijnenburg, Karolinska Institute

Thursday 19 September

10:00 – 12:00 Introduction to R – theory and practical (T6), Arief Gusnanto, University of Leeds
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 Introduction to R, part 2 (T6), Arief Gusnanto, University of Leeds
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 17:30 Dissemination to the general public, part 2 (filming) (T5), Rachel Barson, David Lewis, Communications Team, University of Leeds

Friday 20 September

09:00 – 10:00 Office hour for any follow-up R queries (T6), Arief Gusnanto, University of Leeds
10:15 – 13:15 Scientific integrity, and understanding and applying ethics (T4), Graham Bex-Priestley, IDEA Centre, University of Leeds
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 16:15 Introduction to LaTeX (T6), Grant Lythe, University of Leeds