After a successful start of the IUIS second Webinar Series: Immunology without Borders, we are happy to announce the next live webinar on “Immunology taught by Plasmodium falciparum” with Antonio Lanzavecchia on March 22! IUIS collaborates with Frontiers & immunopaedia, on a series of biweekly, expert commentaries and scientific webinars. Keep an eye open for the upcoming announcements, or check https://iuis.org/webinars/ to see the upcoming events! We look forward to seeing you at our next live webinar!
Immunology taught by Plasmodium falciparum
Date: March 22, 2021
Time: 15:00 (CET)
Lanzavecchia’s laboratory investigates the mechanisms of antibody-mediated resistance to infectious diseases. Using high-throughput cellular screens, they interrogate human memory B cells and plasma cells and isolate potent and broadly neutralizing antibodies against a variety of targets, ranging from common pathogens to emerging viruses. These antibodies are developed for prophylaxis and treatment of infectious diseases and are used as tools to produce optimal vaccine components in a process of antibody-guided vaccine design. Besides these translational studies, the laboratory addresses fundamental aspects of the antibody response, such as the mechanisms that lead to the production broadly neutralizing antibodies, and the relationship between infection and autoimmunity. The laboratory is also studying a new mechanism of antibody diversification through templated DNA insertions that they recently discovered in the context of the antibody response to malaria parasites.
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