Month: January 2020

First Systems Immunology Journal Club on Jan 30th.

We are very excited to announce the inauguration of our new SYSTEMS IMMUNOLOGY JOURNAL CLUB! The club mainly aims at providing a platform to review journal papers and learn the state-of-the-art models/methods/applications in systems immunology. The papers discussed will generally be accessible to a wide audience of immunology researchers .

The Journal Club will be held biweekly on Thursday 12-1 pm at Hock 11110.  The first talk of the club is scheduled on Jan 30.

 

Speaker: Kevin Moyung

Topic: The cis-Regulatory Atlas of the Mouse Immune System

Audience: General

 

Next Seminar on Jan 23rd: T-cell Activation

The next seminar in the Immunology for Quants series will be on January 23rd, 2020 and presented by Cliburn Chan. The seminar will be held at Hock Plaza in classroom 11100 between noon and 1pm.

Unlike antibodies, T cells can “look” inside proteins and inside cells, and this is essential for defense against intracellular pathogens and tumors. This seminar reviews how T cells achieve this feat, looking at T cell activation in terms of 1) the TCR – peptide: MHC interaction, 2) signal transduction via the CD3 complex and the role of the CD4/CD8 co-receptor,  3) downstream pathways that affect transcription, metabolism, cytoskeleton and formation of the immune synapse, and 4) co-stimulation and co-inhibition molecules that regulate T cell activation.

The Immunology for Quants talks are biweekly, informal seminars that are designed to introduce immunology and immune-related diseases to non-immunologists. Topics are generally self-contained and questions during the seminar are encouraged, so it is not strictly necessary (but recommended) to attend them in sequence. Seminars are held on Thursdays from 12-1 pm.

Next Seminar on Jan 9th: Adaptive Immunity

The next seminar in the Immunology for Quants series will be on January 9th, 2020 and presented by Tulika Singh. The seminar will be held at Hock Plaza in classroom 11100 between noon and 1pm.

In this seminar we will discuss  Adaptive Immunity. Topics to be covered include: the dynamic course of infection and the antigen-specific response to infection; the role of T and B cells in responding to infection, immunological memory, and the measurement of adaptive immunity.

The Immunology for Quants talks are biweekly, informal seminars that are designed to introduce immunology and immune-related diseases to non-immunologists. Topics are generally self-contained and questions during the seminar are encouraged, so it is not strictly necessary (but recommended) to attend them in sequence. Seminars are held on Thursdays from 12-1 pm.

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