We're pleased to announce that the next webinar of the British Society for Immunology 'Connecting on coronavirus: the expert hub' series will take place on Wednesday 27 May 2020 from 12:30 - 13:15 BST. This session will be presented by former BSI President Professor Peter Openshaw and Dr Ryan Thwaites on the topic of 'Controversy in immunity to COVID-19: do we want an immune response or not?'.
Professor Peter Openshaw and Dr Ryan Thwaites are part of ISARIC 4C, a UK-wide consortium of doctors and scientists committed to answering urgent questions about COVID-19 quickly, openly, and for the benefit of all. In this webinar, they will discuss the consortium’s initial findings on which characteristics predispose individuals to suffer from severe COVID-19 disease. They will then link this to questions posed in the recent Academy of Medical Sciences – British Society for Immunology joint report on Immunology and COVID-19 and examine how we can develop our understanding of the interaction between our immune systems and SARS-CoV-2.
Speakers: Professor Peter Openshaw, former BSI President and Professor of Experimental Medicine at Imperial College London, and Dr Ryan Thwaites, Research Associate at Imperial College London.
The 'Connecting on coronavirus: the expert hub' webinar series is supported by our official journals, Immunology and Clinical & Experimental Immunology.