Seminar: Dr Claudio Mauro
12 December 2019, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
'Metabolite-mediated regulation of the immune response in inflammation'
Professor Mala Maini (Host)
TR14UCL Medical School, Royal Free CampusRowland Hill StreetLondonNW3 2QGUnited Kingdom
Dr Claudio Mauro of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing at the University of Birmingham will be speaking at the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar Series on Thursday 12 December. The seminar will be held in room TR14 at the UCL Medical School Royal Free Campus.
All are welcome to attend. If you would like to meet the speaker after the seminar please contact Mahdia Sait (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About the speaker
Dr Claudio Mauro trained as a biochemist and cellular biologist before starting to approach immunological questions with his own group, motivated by the recent 'renaissance' in the interest in metabolism in widespread fields of basic and clinical science.
Dr Mauro's group investigates the interconnections between metabolic and inflammatory pathways, and how systemic and local metabolic alterations in diseases with an inflammatory component lead to aberrant immune cell responses, which favour both the establishment and the propagation of inflammation.
In particular, they focus on unveiling how specific metabolites, including lactate and fatty acids, can surprisingly act as signalling molecules modulating many aspects of the immune-inflammatory response.