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.

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…
Eric Vivier: Association of COVID-19 Inflammation with Activation of the C5a-C5aR1 Axis
On-Demand
Eric Vivier provides a longitudinal analysis of immune responses, including immune cell phenotyping and assessments of the soluble factors present in the blood and broncho-alveolar…
Salim S. Abdool Karim: COVID-19 in South Africa
On-Demand
Since the first case of COVID-19 on 5 March 2020 in South Africa, the epidemic grew exponentially with a doubling time of 2 days for…
Donna Farber: Respiratory Immunity and COVID-19
On-Demand
Donna Farber discusses the development of lung-localized immune responses and the role of tissue resident memory T cells in protective immunity to respiratory viruses, in…
Lisa Ng: Understanding Infection and Immunity of SARS-CoV-2: from diagnostics to therapies for COVID-19
On-Demand
SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) is the causative agent of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Alongside investigations into the virology of…
Sharon Lewin and Katherine Kedzierska: COVID-19 in Australia: Being prepared and understanding the role of cellular immune responses
On-Demand
What role do cellular immune responses play in squashing the curve of COVID-19 infections? Sharon Lewin and Katherine Kedzierska show how immunity to SARS-CoV2 has demonstrated the…
Mihai Netea: Trained immunity and BCG vaccination: a tool against COVID-19?
On-Demand
What do we know about the adaptive characteristics of innate immune responses? Does BCG induce long-term changes in innate immune cells? What are the non-specific…
Andreas Radbruch: Adaptive Immunity in COVID-19
On-Demand
Adaptive Immunity: Memory, Protection and Immunopathology in COVID-19: What do we know about the adaptive immune reaction to Sars-CoV-2? Why do humans react so heterogeneously…
Rachel Humphrey: What cancer immunologists are doing about COVID-19
On-Demand
What are physicians and scientists seeing in their COVID-19-infected patients and in their own personal scientific explorations? What are the ongoing hypotheses that drive the…
Eleanor Fish: Global outbreaks – Interferons as 1st responders
On-Demand
Can antivirals that target the host and not the virus improve outcomes for COVID-19 patients? Professor Eleanor Fish from the University of Toronto showed that…