WEBINAR: Lecture series Infection & Immunity: "Ageing immunity may exacerbate COVID-19"- Prof Arne Akbar
25/06/2020 11:00 to 25/06/2020 12:15 (Europe/Luxembourg)
Ageing is associated with increased morbidity arising from a range of tissue dysfunction. A common denominator of age-associated frailty is elevated baseline inﬂammation, called inﬂammaging that is present in older individuals. Recent studies have shown that the presence of excessive amounts of inﬂammation can inhibit immunity in both animals and humans and that this can be prevented by blocking inﬂammatory processes. This has important implications for the immunity of older individuals who are infected with pathogens such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that induce overwhelming inﬂammation. Reducing inﬂammation may be a therapeutic strategy for enhancing immunity in older individuals.
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. Please find here the programme for 2020.
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.