UCL Division of Medicine


DoM Seminar: Professor Laura Haynes

27 July 2023, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Profile of Laura Haynes

'Ageing and Influenza'

This event is free.

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UCL staff | UCL students






Alison Kelly – Division of Medicine

'Ageing and Influenza'

Professor Laura Haynes
Professor of Immunology
Center on Ageing
University of Connecticut

Host: Professor Arne Akbar
Professor of Immunology
Division of Medicine, UCL

Thursday 27th July 2023 at 13:00 -14:00
This seminar will take place in Second Floor Seminar Room of the Rayne Buiding and will also run on Teams (link)

Ageing has a significant impact on the adaptive immune response to infections such as influenza. These impacts include age-related changes that are intrinsic to T cell populations as well as changes in the aging tissue environment, especially the accumulation of senescent cells and disruption of the lymphoid stroma in secondary immune organs. Furthermore, these age-related changes in immunity can impact non-immune organs such as skeletal muscle, which can severely impact the ability of older adults to function independently. Our work focuses on examining these age-related changes and the mechanisms responsible as well as determining how they can be overcome in order to increase the healthspan of older adults.

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The seminars are open to UCL & UCLH staff, students and their visitors. Please contact alison.kelly@ucl.ac.uk for all enquires  
Audience members: Please ensure that your mic is muted and video turned off during the talk. There will be a 10-minute Q&A at the end of the talk. Please ensure that you use the ‘raise hand’ function if you would like to ask a question. Thank you.