Welcome to the 27th Annual British Society for Histocompatibiliy and Immunogenetics Conference website.  The local organisers look forward to seeing you in Oxford, the city of dreaming spires. This year’s conference on 13th and 14th September 2016 is being held in Keble College, where William Butterfield’s 1868-76 striking neo-Gothic polychromatic brick buildings have been supplemented by award winning contemporary developments, including a modern conference facility.

Keble College was one of the venues used for the 7th Histocompatibility Workshop, held in Oxford in September of 1977. The investigations in this workshop included the serological study of the then newly-described Ia (Immune-associated) determinants, present on B cells, but not on T cells and the relationship between these specificities and the Dw determinants defined by cellular assays.  Based on workshop results, the HLA-DR locus was officially defined and the first seven HLA-DR antigens identified. Evidence of further Ia (class II) loci began to emerge from the results of this workshop.

For the BSHI Conference 2016 the Research Executive, together with the local organisers, have developed a programme to cover current areas of interest in H&I. We are delighted to have high profile speakers to give the Terasaki and Festenstein lectures and to speak in the plenary sessions. Delegates will have ample opportunity to present during oral and poster sessions and prizes will be awarded for the best abstract, poster and young investigator presentations.

Please register and submit your abstracts to make this a successful and memorable BSHI Conference.


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