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COVID-19 and your immune system



The UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium is pleased to hold ‘COVID-19 and your immune system’, a free public webinar on Tuesday 4 May from 18:00 to 19:00 BST.

Millions of people in the UK have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, but there is a lot of variability in how it affects each person – some catch it without ever knowing whereas others become seriously unwell. What role does the immune system play in this variability?

Join scientists from the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium to hear about the cutting-edge research that has been taking place across the UK to look at how differences in immune response relate to how well a patient copes with infection. There will be a chance to ask them your questions about COVID-19 immunology.

Our researchers will explain how features of the immune system can be measured in a patient that has been admitted to hospital to predict a severe outcome. The panel of scientists will also describe their strategies to define how differences in groups of people, such as ethnicity or those with other health conditions like heart disease, can affect patient outcomes.

This webinar is for a public audience with an opportunity for everyone to ask questions to our panel of speakers. Registration is free for all for this webinar. Book your place here.


  • Professor Tracy Hussell, University of Manchester
  • Professor Doreen Cantrell, University of Dundee
  • Dr John Grainger, University of Manchester


  • Erika Aquino, British Society for Immunology
  • Adrienne Morgan, UK-CIC Patient & Public Involvement representative


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