Saturday, 7 May 2016

Melbourne Public Lecture by Lupus Researchers at Australian National University


Centre for Personalised Immunology: Public Lecture 2016

Genetics and Immune disease
Sunday 24th July 2016, 3pm - 4:45pm

Monash Health Translation Precinct, Translational Research Facility 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, Victoria

Speakers:  



Professor David Fulcher
Chief Investigator, Centre for Personalised Immunology
The John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University







Professor Matthew Cook
Co-director, Centre for Personalised Immunology
The John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University







Professor Carola Vinuesa
Co-director, Centre for Personalised Immunology
The John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University





The immune system exists to protect us from infections, but sometimes disease can result when the system goes wrong. The immune system may be overactive, causing autoimmune diseases such as lupus, or underactive, resulting in immune deficiency and recurrent infections, and remarkably sometimes both problems occur together. Progress in our understanding of these extremes of immunity has been slow, but recent advances in our ability to unlock the genetic code has started to unravel important clues as to how these conditions arise.

These three speakers representing the Centre for Personalised Immunology, an NH&MRC-funded Centre for Research Excellence, will speak about how the immune system works, and how genetic changes influence the development of autoimmunity and immunodeficiency.

The talks will be followed by light refreshments; estimated finish: 4:45 pm. Please register to attend at: http://tinyurl.com/cpipubliclecture2016

cpi.org.au 

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