Recent workshop on Precision-Cut Lung Slices

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

4.00 Close