Functional imaging of unfolding immune responses during skin and brain inflammation

Professor Wolfgang Weninger, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology, The University of Sydney.

Professor Weninger’s research aims at understanding how immune responses fight infections and tumours and how they cause tissue damage in autoimmunity. His laboratory has pioneered intravital imaging models, primarily using multi-photon microscopy, to dissect in real time how immune cells behave in the context of intact tissues. He has made seminal contributions to unravelling the pathomechanisms of cutaneous and central nervous system diseases, including bacterial and parasitic infections and autoimmune inflammation. These studies have important implications for the development of improved therapies against common inflammatory diseases as well as vaccinations against infections and cancers.

Date & time

12.15–1.15pm 26 June 2014

Location

The Finkel Lecture Theatre, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Building 131, Garran Road, ANU

Contacts

 Laura Vitler
 +61 2 6125 2589

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