Webinar Series: Immunology without Borders

The IUIS Webinar Series was established at the beginning of 2020 as an online education programme with the aim to provide individuals from all around the world the opportunity to gain comprehensive knowledge on the latest COVID-19 research developments. internationally-acclaimed speakers shared their insights and latest research results on COVID-19-related topics in 20 webinars that welcomed more than 8,800 scientists from 86 countries. For its second series, IUIS, in partnership with Immunopaedia and Frontiers, will broaden the scope to cover a variety of hot topics in immunological research such as Autoimmunity, Infectious, Diseases and Allergology.

Qian Zhang: Inborn errors of type I IFN immunity in patients with life-threatening COVID-19
On-Demand
Clinical outcome upon infection with SARS-CoV-2 ranges from silent infection to lethal COVID-19. We identified autosomal-recessive or autosomal-dominant deficiencies of genes in the type I…
Antonio Lanzavecchia: Immunology taught by Plasmodium falciparum
On-Demand
Plasmodium falciparum uses multiple strategies to evade the human immune response. While infection is established by a small number of sporozoites that are largely ignored…
Eric Viver: Harnessing innate immunity in cancer therapy and beyond
On-Demand
New therapies that promote antitumor immunity have been recently developed. Most of these immunomodulatory approaches have focused on enhancing T-cell responses. Although these therapies have…
Pamela Ohashi: Immunoregulation and the tumor microenvironment
On-Demand
Although PD-1 blockade has transformed cancer treatment, a deeper understanding of tumor immunobiology and inhibitory mechanisms are needed to take immunotherapy to the next level.…
Adrian Hayday: Seeking correlates of protection and correlates of pathology in Covid-19 patients
On-Demand
In this webinar, Adrian Hayday shares with us an overview of a completed deep immunophenotyping of 100 patients and controls, with approximately 200,000 data points.
Michael Reth: Ramos B cell engineering for the evaluation of the humoral anti-SARS-C
On-Demand
Michael Reth and his team are studying how the B cell antigen receptor (BCR) and the B cell surface is organized in resting and activated…
Hans-Martin Jäck: Prevention and Therapy of COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies
On-Demand
Hans-Martin Jäck summarizes the COVID-19 pandemic and CoV-2-host cell interactions. He introduces the concept of passive immunisation and active vaccination to prevent and protect from COVID-19.
Elizabeth Mann & Madhvi Menon: Longitudinal immune profiling reveals distinct features of COVID-19 pathogenesis
On-Demand
Elizabeth Mann and Madhvi Menon will discuss findings from their recent longitudinal immune profiling study with admitted COVID-19 patients across four hospitals in Manchester at…
Sacha Gnjatic: Inflammatory cytokines and SARS-CoV-2 antibody responses predict survival and severity in COVID-19
On-Demand
The talk will cover both innate and adaptive immune aspects potentially driving pathology following SARS-CoV-2 infection. Applying their immune monitoring experience to large patient cohorts…
Yuting Ma: The impacts of psychological stress on virus-associated immune responses: challenges in the COVID-19 pandemic
On-Demand
The pandemic outbreak of highly contagious coronavirus (COVID-19) became a major threat to our physical health. Meanwhile, the rapid spreading of COVID-19 and related countermeasures…
Kathleen Sullivan: COVID-19 in immunodeficient patients
On-Demand
Kathleen Sullivan will share her insights on: – Immune compromise and the risk for severe COVID-19 – Primary immune deficiencies and COVID-19, what we know…
Joyce Ngoi & Peter Quashie: Tracking SARS-CoV-2 in Ghana
On-Demand
This seminar will discuss the analysis of 2 sets of SARS-CoV-2 sequences which include imported and circulating viruses at the inception of Ghana’s outbreak, and…