Welcome to our student Jin Ju who will be undertaking a Summer placement in the lab for July-August.
A successful and fruitful workshop on the uses of precision-cut lung slices on 5th September was held at Imperial College London. Organised by Dr Charlotte Dean and Dr Mark Griffiths, the workshop bought together a distinguished line-up of scientists and clinicians to discuss the cutting-edge applications of PCLS.
10.00 Registration and Coffee
10.15 Welcome and introduction – Dr Charlotte Dean/ Dr Mark Griffiths
10.30 Dr Darcy Wagner (Lund University) ‘Using human precision cut lung slices to evaluate existing and novel therapeutics in chronic lung disease’
10.55 Dr James Harker (Imperial College London) ‘Lung resident germinal centres and their role in allergic asthma’
11.20-11.50 Coffee break
11.50 Dr Coralie Martin (Paris Natural History Museum) ‘Lung inflammation in chronic filariasis’
12.15 Dr Franz Puttur (Imperial College London) ‘Lung environmental guidance cues propel in vivo dynamic movement of group 2 innate lymphoid cells after inflammation’
12.45-2.00 Working lunch with 5 min presentations showcasing use of lung slices
2.00 Dr John-Poul Ng-Blichfeldt (MRC, LMB) ‘Using adult lung organoids to investigate regeneration’
2.25 Dr Leo Carlin (Beatson Institute) ‘Using PCLS to probe the regulation of immune cells in cancer’
2.50 Dr Charlotte Dean (Imperial College London) ‘Novel insights into alveologenesis using real-time imaging of PCLS’
3.15 Free Discussion and wrap up with refreshments
We have published a new review on planar cell polarity in organ formation.
The Dean lab is hosting a visit from 3 A-level students as part of the successful National Heart and Lung Institute Outreach programme. Students spent the afternoon with PhD students, postdocs and lab heads talking about their research. 34 students from different local schools took part in the work experience internships and rotated through four different areas of NHLI to gain insight into a variety of topics. At the end of the week the students had the opportunity to give an oral/poster presentation to their peers on their favourite topic.
To find out more about this NHLI outreach program contact: