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.

Lynn Morris: HIV prevention: antibodies and vaccine development
On-Demand
Despite 40 years of research the HIV epidemic remains a significant global health challenge and an HIV vaccine is still elusive. The recent results from…
Andrea Cossarizza: Immunopathology of COVID-19: lessons from pregnancy and from ageing
On-Demand
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…
Anita McElroy: Mapping human immune responses to Ebola virus infection provides insight into viral pathogenesis
On-Demand
This webinar describes the cellular immune landscape that occurs following Ebola virus infection and will correlate these findings with key features of Ebola virus disease.…
Fabrizio De Benedetti: Hyperinflammation: hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and macrophage activation syndrome
On-Demand
The webinar covers clinical presentations and laboratory features of hyper-inflammation with a focus on hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and macrophage activation syndrome (MAS). Pathogenic mechanisms and…
Claudia Mauri: Regulatory B cells and gut-microbiota: an intricate acting balance in autoimmunity
On-Demand
Regulatory B cells (Bregs) are immunosuppressive cells that contribute to the maintenance of immunological tolerance (Mauri and Bosma, 2012). Bregs suppress a variety of immune…
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.