Division of Infection and Immunity


IIT Seminar | Dr John Grainger

29 November 2018, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

'Long-range instruction of monocytes during infection and injury'

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Dr Clare Bennett (Host)


Tutorial Room 14
UCL Medical School, Royal Free Campus
Rowland Hill Street
United Kingdom

Dr John Grainger of the University of Manchester's Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine will be speaking at the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar Series on Thursday 29 November. The seminar will be held in Tutorial Room 14 at the UCL Medical School Royal Free Campus.

Monocytes and neutrophils are the dominant cell populations recruited to sites of infection and injury. Using cutting edge in vitro and in vivo techniques, Dr Grainger’s lab examines the full spectrum of activation of these cells in well-characterised infections. Recently, his group has identified a previously undescribed mechanism by which monocytes limit neutrophil activation in the gastrointestinal tract. A major goal of his current research is to understand how monocytes acquire these regulatory features, and how systemic and local cues in the gut affect this process.

All are welcome to attend. If you would like to meet the speaker after the seminar please contact the host.

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