Division of Infection and Immunity


IIT Seminar | Dr Paula Longhi

01 November 2018, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

'Dendritic cells in adipose tissue: friend or foe?'

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Dr Clare Bennett (Host)


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

Dr Paula Longhi of the William Harvey Research Institute at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will be speaking at the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar Series on Thursday 01 November. The seminar will be held in Tutorial Room 14 at the UCL Medical School Royal Free Campus.

Dr Longhi’s research focuses on understanding how DC maturation can ultimately influence the outcome of the immune response. Up to now, DC maturation has been defined by upregulation of surface MHC class II and costimulatory molecules and production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, but these phenotypic measures of maturation do not fully capture the biology of functional DC maturation. It is therefore important to define the molecular changes required for the generation of functionally mature DCs.  In particular, Dr Longhi is interested in the role of metabolic reprogramming during DC maturation, and how this impacts the development of vascular inflammation and atherosclerosis.

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

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