Autoimmunity – when our bodies turn on us
We all rely on our immune systems to fight off infections and also cancers, but how does our immune system distinguish between our own body cells and proteins, and those of unwanted invaders? Prof Bowness, Professor of Experimental Rheumatology, at the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, will describe how the immune system works and describe how this process can go wrong to cause autoimmunity. Autoimmunity is when our immune system turns on our own bodies. This is key to understanding how many illnesses such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus and autoimmune Thyroid disease develop and to improving treatments in the future.
Date: 11 June 2015, 18:30 (Thursday, 7th week, Trinity 2015)
Venue: Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre Level 1, Windmill Rd, Oxford OX3 7LD
Speaker: Prof Paul Bowness (Professor of Experimental Rheumatology, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences)
Organiser contact email address: Margaret.Eaglestone@ouh.nhs.uk
Host: NIHR Oxford BRC
Part of: Medical Sciences Division Events
Booking required?: Not required
Booking url: http://oxfordbrc.nihr.ac.uk/
Audience: Public
Editor: Alison Brindle