Division of Infection and Immunity


IIT Seminar | Dr Julie Gibbs

28 November 2019, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

'Regulation of chronic inflammation by the circadian clock'

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Dr Anne Pesenacker (Host)


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

Dr Julie Gibbs of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Manchester will be speaking at the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar Series on Thursday 28 November. The seminar will be held in Lecture Theatre 3 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 the host.

About the speaker

Dr Gibbs' interests lie in understanding the mechanistic links between the circadian clock and inflammation. My previous work has demonstrated that immune cells possess internal timers which dictate their amplitude of response to inflammatory stimuli. These cellular timers can be critical in restraining inflammation and allowing resolution. Dr Gibbs' expertise includes in the use of animal models of inflammatory disease and the development of transgenic mice lacking clocks in various immune cells.The use of these tools allows Dr Gibbs to explore the role of biological timers within the immune system in regulating the dynamics of inflammatory disease. By mapping the connections between the circadian clock and the inflammatory pathways we will gain a greater understanding of clock control inflammation, and identify potential new therapeutic targets.

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