The dramatic need to stop the ongoing pandemic, the importance of understanding the molecular and cellular basis of the pathogenesis of COVID-19 and the relevance of developing effective therapies and vaccines is now of vital importance for all humans. For over a year, the efforts of an uncountable number of immunologists, researchers and clinicians have served these purposes, and almost all aspects of the interactions between SARS-CoV-2 and the immune system are under the magnifying glass. The most sophisticated molecular and cellular biology techniques including, among others, polychromatic flow cytometry, mass cytometry, single cell RNA sequencing have been used to understand how the virus can escape the immune response, and how it can trigger all those pathogenetic mechanisms that cause damages and eventually the death of the host. In this webinar, the most recent immunological advances in the fight to SARS-CoV-2 will be presented, embracing both clinical cases relating to persons with a different outcome of the infection, including those who typically experience a mild or a severe infection (such as pregnant women or elderly subjects, respectively), and the detailed responses to different types of therapies and vaccines.
Mon, Jul 5, 2021 · 3:00 PM Berlin (GMT 2:00)
Andrea Cossarizza
Andrea Cossarizza holds a Master’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Padua and a PhD in Oncology from the Universities of Bologna and Modena, with a Specialization in Clinical Pathology and Immunohematology from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He became the Associate Professor of General Pathology and Immunology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in 1998 and was appointed Full Professor in 2010. He is also Director of the School of Specialization in Clinical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry and Vice Dean of the School of Medicine.
Rosana Pelayo
Rosana Pelayo holds a Principal Investigator position in the Mexican Institute for Social Security, Puebla, Mexico, where she leads the Oncoimmunology Laboratory. Rosana Pelayo is Past-President of the Mexican Society of Immunology and Vice-Chair of the IUIS Education Committee.
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