Lecture 'Molecular and cellular control of the respiratory pathogen Legionella pneumophila'

For whom
Students, Employees, Alumni
When
08-12-2017 from 11:30 to 12:45
Where
UGent-VIB-onderzoeksgebouw, Technologiepark 927, 9052 Zwijnaarde
Language
English
Organizer
VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research (GE01/WE14/WE10)
Contact
coordination@irc.vib-ugent.be
Website
http://www.irc.ugent.be/index.php?id=seminars
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Dr. Andrew Brown will tell us more on his recent findings on the antibacterial immunity in Legionnaires' disease.

Dr. Andrew Brown has left the University of Melbourne for a postdoctoral position in the VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research. Today, he will present his work on the Legionnaires' disease.
Legionnaires’ disease is a severe pneumonia caused by infection with the bacterium, Legionella pneumophila. Although often fatal in immunocompromised individuals, a robust immune response is necessary for efficient clearance in the lungs of healthy people. Despite this, the molecular and cellular processes of this response and how they coalesce in the lung were, until recently, poorly understood. Here, I will present recent advancements in our comprehension of acute antibacterial immunity, and discuss new approaches to studying how and where this response may be flawed in the diseased setting.