Understanding the regulation inflammation in respiratory disease and in host defence

Professor Paul Foster, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW.

Chronic inflammation plays a central role in many respiratory diseases, which often leads to impaired immunity and poor quality of life. Current therapies are of limited efficacy, and most treat the symptoms and not disease processes.   Here I will describe key pathways involved the regulation of inflammation in the setting of asthma and emerging concepts on pathogenesis. The emerging role of non-coding RNA in the regulation of inflammation and innate host defence will also be discussed.

Date & time

10.45–11.45am 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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