Join the next IUIS-Frontiers live webinars on COVID-19 with Donna Farber on June 8, and Lisa Ng on June 15!
IUS and Frontiers have collaborated on a series of weekly, expert commentaries and scientific webinars to accelerate the development of novel diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.
You can watch the previous webinars on-demand at iuis.org/webinars. Get insights from Rino Rappuoli, Giuseppe Ippolito, Eleanor Fish, Rachel Humphrey, Andreas Radbruch, Mihai Netea, Sharon Lewin and Katherine Kedzierska!
Respiratory Immunity and COVID-19
Date: June 08, 2020
Time: 18:00 (Central European Time)
Donna Farber will discuss the development of lung-localized immune responses and the role of tissue resident memory T cells in protective immunity to respiratory viruses, in mouse models of influenza infection and in human lungs, including recent findings on the impact of age on human lung immunity. These concepts will be discussed in the context of respiratory immunity in SARS-CoV2 infection and our studies identifying potential immune correlates of disease severity in COVID-19. Donna Farber is the George H Humphreys, II Professor of Surgical Sciences (in Surgery) and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University.
Understanding Infection and Immunity of SARS-CoV-2: from Diagnostics to Therapies for COVID-19
Date: June 15, 2020
Time: 11:00 (Central European Time)
In this webinar, Lisa Ng will provide an overview of the pathophysiology of SARS-CoV-2 infection. She will describe its interaction with the immune system and the subsequent contribution of dysfunctional immune responses to disease progression. These will provide important insights in designing useful diagnostics and therapies. Since starting her own research lab at the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), Lisa Ng is currently a Senior Principal Investigator. The research interest of her group focuses on the immune responses of arthrogenic arboviruses that are epidemic or highly endemic in the tropical region.