Division of Infection and Immunity


IIT Seminar | Dr Andreas Wack

04 April 2019, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

'Short-term and long-term effects of influenza and interferons on lung immunity'

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Lecture Theatre 3
UCL Medical School, Royal Free Campus
Rowland Hill Street
United Kingdom

Dr Andreas Wack of the Francis Crick Institute will be speaking at the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar Series on Thursday 04 April. The seminar will be held in Lecture Theatre 3 at the UCL Medical School Royal Free Campus.

Infection with influenza virus damages the delicate tissue in the lungs and the immune response that aims to control the virus also causes damage. Often, the severity of flu depends more on the patient’s immune response than on the virulence of the virus. One consequence of the lung damage is that the lung becomes more susceptible to bacterial infection. Andreas Wack’s group is investigating what happens in the lungs when flu viruses and the immune response clash and which factors determine how severe the infection is. They also study how flu virus and bacterial infection interact to cause life-threatening infections, and why this happens in some people and not others.

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

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