The Enthusiastic Immune System: Curbing Nature’s Oldest Attack Dogs without Forgoing their Protection

Date: June 26, 2016
Time: 1.30 pm

Location:

Meeting Room, Queen Victoria Museum
2 Invermay Road, Launceston

Details:
Presented by Professor Nicholas King, M.B. Ch.B., Ph.D., FRCPA (Hon) Professor and Head of Immunopathology, Discipline of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences USYD.

Once infected by virus, nerve cells of the brain will attract large numbers of white blood cells to clear the infection. Among these, a primitive group known as monocytes, newly minted by the bone marrow, causes inflammation that amplifies the immune response.

However, this behaviour can also cause lethal damage. In a novel therapeutic strategy, we have used immune modifying nanoparticles to modulate monocyte migration and function, to reduce inflammation, increase healing and enable survival, not just in viral infection of the brain, but in a range of other diseases in which inflammation is excessive.

Admission: $6 General Public, $4 Friends of the Museum and Students

Free for members of The Royal Society of Tasmania

To assist us with the organisation of this event RSVP by Thursday 23rd June 2016:

Email bookings@qvmag.tas.gov.au or telephone 6323 3798

This event is brought you by the Royal Society of Tasmania.

Event audience: Everyone