WEBINAR: Lecture series in Infection & Immunity - "Antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination" - Prof Florian Krammer
06/05/2021 15:00 to 06/05/2021 16:15 (Europe/Luxembourg)
SARS-CoV-2 has emerged in late 2019 in China and has since then caused a severe pandemic. Early on in the outbreak we have developed serological assays to explore the antibody response to the virus and speciﬁcally against its spike protein. So far we have shown that the vast majority if infected individuals, even if only suffering from mild infection, induces robust antibody titers. Titers measured in these binding assays against the spike protein correlate well with neutralizing activity against authentic SARS-CoV-2. While we expect moderate waning of antibodies over time, we have shown that antibody levels are relatively stable over at least 5 months. Studies to characterize long-term antibody kinetics and correlates of protection have been initiated in April of 2020 and are expected to continue for at least 24 months. In addition, we are studying the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination on a polyclonal and monoclonal level both in naïve individuals and in individuals who already had experienced SARS-CoV-2 infections.
About the Lecture & Workshop series - Infection & Immunity
The LIH Lecture Series and Workshops in Infection and Immunity, supported by the FNR, are gathering internationally recognised speakers to address topics around Infection and Immunity. Lectures will be organised, followed by workshops especially dedicated to early-stage researchers.
Attendance to the lectures and workshops are free of charge. Should you be interested in registering for the workshops, please feel free to do so by sending us an email.