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VIRTUAL EVENT: Can local T cell immunity contribute to protection against SARS-CoV-2?

06 December 2022, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

A photo of Mariana Diniz - UCL Public Lecture Series accompanied by an image of SARS-CoV-2

Join us to find out how T cells are helping to provide long-lived protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Kate Thomas & Dr Nephtali Marina-Gonzalez – Faculty of Medical Sciences

T cells can contribute to clearance of respiratory viruses that cause acute-resolving infections such as SARS-CoV-2, helping to provide long-lived protection against disease.

This timely lecture will look at the role of T cells already resident at the site of infection in inducing viral protection and the importance of stimulating local immunity with next-generation SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

This lecture will be followed by a Q&A with our speaker, Dr Mariana Diniz.

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #FMSLectures

About the Speaker

Mariana Diniz

Postdoctoral Research Associate at UCL Division of Infection and Immunity

A photo of Mariana Diniz

Mariana Diniz graduated in Biological Sciences and completed her PhD in Biotechnology at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Previously, Mariana undertook a research internship at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia (US) and then took up the role as postdoctoral fellow at the Microbiology Department at the University of São Paulo and at the Hospital Georges Pompidou in Paris (France).

Mariana currently works in the UCL Division of Infection and Immunity at UCL in Mala Maini's lab as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.