mRNA is an exciting new technology that holds great promise to improve prevention and treatment in many different disease areas.


  • We want to connect our immunology community to this growing field, empowering you to generate ideas for your research, start conversations and seek new collaborations. Join us for an insightful exploration into the revolutionary world of mRNA technologies and their implications for immunology research.
  • This free webinar is the first of a two-part series on mRNA technologies hosted by the British Society for Immunology and made possible through an educational grant 
  • Our expert speakers will present their work in the following areas before the session opens up for a discussion with questions from the audience.
  • Molecular biology of mRNA: a brief overview of mRNA structure, processing and regulation
  • mRNA vaccines: their mechanisms and the principles underlying mRNA vaccine design including antigen selection and mRNA modification
  • Therapeutic applications of mRNA: the potential of mRNA therapeutics in treating various conditions, including genetic disorders and infectious diseases
  • mRNA delivery and cellular uptake: strategies for mRNA delivery, cellular uptake mechanisms and recent advances in formulation
  • Emerging trends and future directions: an update on cutting-edge research in mRNA technology including mRNA-mediated genome editing, RNA-based diagnostics and synthetic biology approaches


Researchers, clinicians and industry professionals with an interest in mRNA technology who want to learn more about the fundamentals.


  • Dr Katrina Pollock, University of Oxford, UK
  • Dr James Thaventhiran, University of Cambridge, UK

Professor Peter Openshaw, Imperial College London, UK

  • 12:30 - 16/04/2024 to 13:30 - 16/04/2024
  • Virtual event, United Kingdom