Immunological in Synpases in Human Health and Disease
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Salvatore Valitutti, M.D., former full professor of immunology at the University of Toulouse, France is Director of Research at INSERM. He has been working for more than twenty years on T lymphocyte activation by antigenic determinants displayed on antigen presenting cell (APC) surface and has acquired uncommon expertise on in vitro and in tissue study of human primary immune cells. Dr. Valitutti has been member of the Basel Institute for Immunology in Basel, Switzerland where he contributed to the understanding of basic mechanisms of T lymphocyte activation. More recently, in Lausanne (Switzerland) and in Toulouse (France), Dr. Valitutti has contributed to define the structure, dynamics and function of immunological synapses, formed by both helper and cytotoxic T cells. His research team develops, at the INSERM U1043 in Toulouse, a multi-disciplinary research program in which, biologists in collaboration with clinicians, physicists and mathematicians, investigate different aspects of the intercellular communication occurring at immunological synapses in human health and disease.
Date: 21 September 2015, 12:00 (Monday, -2nd week, Michaelmas 2015)
Venue: Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Headington OX3 7FY
Venue Details: Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr Salvatore Valitutti (INSERM U1043, Chu Purpan, Toulouse, France)
Organising department: Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology
Organiser: Sandra Lock (University of Oxford, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology)
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Host: Professor Mike Dustin (Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, NDORMS, University of Oxford, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7FY)
Part of: Kennedy Institute Seminars
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Sandra Lock