Nobel Prize Winner Talks
Professor Jules Hoffmann, University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study
THE INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSE: FROM INSECTS TO HUMANS
Wednesday 18 November, 6pm
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2011.
Insects are a formidable zoological group: they represent an estimated 80% of existing species and put one-third of humanity at risk of severe morbidity or deaths through their ability to transmit various types of microbes. For a long time, insects have been known to be particularly resistant to infection. Professor Jules Hoffman will discuss his research into the mechanisms underlying this resistance and share results on the unexpected similarities which exist between immune defences in insects and innate immune reactions in mammals.
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