Division of Infection and Immunity


IIT Virtual Seminar | Dr Marta Polak

12 November 2020, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

'Programming immune responses in human skin: networks, switches and codes'

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Dr Anne Pesenacker

Dr Marta Polak (Medicine, University of Southampton) will be speaking at the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar Series on Thursday 12 November. The seminar will be held virtually over Microsoft Teams.

All are welcome to attend. Please contact Fran Jackson (f.jackson@ucl.ac.uk) if you would like to join the seminar, or meet the speaker.

About the speaker

Dr Polak’s research interest is focused on the mechanisms of regulation of immune responses by human tissue resident dendritic cells (DCs). To be able to investigate the biology of human cutaneous DCs, she has optimized the methods for isolation of viable and functional DC subsets from different human skin compartments. Employing a variety of approaches, including in vitro analysis of DC and T cell phenotype and function, transcriptome network reconstruction and in silico modelling Dr Polak investigates the individual roles of these cell types in regulation of human cutaneous immune responses and molecular mechanisms underpinning their function.

For more information please see Marta’s website.

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