Dr Matthew Hepworth’s inaugural Lister lecture
|Dates:||10 April 2019|
|Times:||11:00 - 12:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
On 10th April 2019 at 11am in the Michael Smith Lecture Theartre, Dr Matthew Hepworth will be giving his inaugural Lister Lecture, having recently won the Lister Prize. All are welcome to attend.
Title: Metabolic regulation of mucosal immune responses
Immune responses at mucosal barrier sites, such as the gastrointestinal tract, are regulated by environmental signals derived from the commensal microbiota - including metabolites, which are liberated from the diet in part by these intestinal-resident bacteria. In work sponsored by the Lister Institute of Preventative Medicine, Matt Hepworth’s lab are dissecting the pathways through which immune cells in mucosal barrier tissues sense - and respond to - microbial metabolites and the mechanisms though which these metabolites drive energy metabolism and imprint effector function within immune cells in order to fuel optimal immune responses towards bacteria and other pathogens.
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Michael Smith Building