[ASC-list] Melbourne Free ANZAAS Science Talk, Wed 21st March 6:30pm Prof Peter Doherty “The Killer Defence”
vaux at wehi.edu.au
Tue Mar 13 00:49:19 UTC 2018
Science Talk, MELBOURNE
All welcome, free, bring your friends!
Free pizza and drinks after the talk
Places are limited, please book:
At GTAC, in the grounds of University High School, corner Royal Parade and Story Street, Parkville (enter off Story Street or Royal Parade)
Wednesday 21st March 2018, 6:30 pm
Professor Peter Doherty
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne
“The Killer Defence”
Humans are constantly challenged by viruses, with new types or varieties either emerging from wildlife or domestic animals, or due to “immune escape” mutations in strains that are circulating in us. Vaccines can provide immediate protection, but cannot protect against new and unexpected types. The “hit man” of the immune system - that kills virally infected cells - is a circulating white blood cell, the “killer” T cell. These killer cells recognise viral peptides bound to MHC class I molecules on the infected cells. Some recent findings concerning MHC type and influenza prevention and susceptibility are of particular interest, especially with regard to the greater susceptibility of indigenous populations to influenza.
Peter Doherty, AC, FRS, FMedSci trained as a veterinary surgeon before embarking on a career in research in immunology. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Rolf M. Zinkernagel in 1996 and was named Australian of the Year in 1997, and is also a National Trust Australian Living Treasure.
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School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University
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Thurs 17th May Dr Shalin Naik
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Wed 20th June Professor Mark Cook
Director of the Graeme Clark Institute
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We are pleased to acknowledge the support by CSL and GTAC for the ANZAAS Melbourne science talks series
Further Info: David Vaux 9345 2941 davidlaurencevaux at gmail.com<mailto:davidlaurencevaux at gmail.com>
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