22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Sheena Cruickshank: Harnessing the power of immunology to heal ourselves.

Sheena Cruickshank: Harnessing the power of immunology to heal ourselves.

Professor Sheena Cruickshank is an immunologist at the University of Manchester. She researches how the immune response distinguishes threat from benefit and how we can apply this knowledge to develop markers to monitor disease or better treat them. Sheena is also an award-winning science communicator.

Talk: Harnessing the power of immunology to heal ourselves.

Our immune system has evolved to deal with a host of challenges, yet the microbes that can infect us have also developed ways to evade and manipulate our immune response. As we learn more about the complex interplay between immunology and the microbes that live in and on us, we are realising the potential we have to develop novel medicines and therapies to heal ourselves. I will take you on a quick tour of some of these remarkable developments in immunology as well as introduce you to some incredible microbes that could unlock the potential of our immune system.

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Friday 2019