The body's ability to fight disease and heal itself is one of the great mysteries and marvels of nature. Leading immunologist Daniel Davis will describe the scientific quest to understand how it works – and how it is affected by stress, sleep, age and our state of mind – and explains how this knowledge is now unlocking a revolutionary new approach to medicine and well-being.
Daniel M. Davis is Professor of Immunology at the University of Manchester. His research, using super-resolution microscopy to study immune cell biology, was listed in Discover magazine as one of the top 100 breakthroughs of the year. His first book, The Compatibility Gene, was longlisted for the 2014 Royal Society Winton Science Book Prize, shortlisted for the Society of Biology Book Prize and described by Bill Bryson in the Guardian’s Books of the Year as ‘elegantly written and unexpectedly gripping’. His second book, The Beautiful Cure, has been described by Stephen Fry as 'One of those books that makes you look at everything human in a new, challenging and thrilling way'. Davis is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science and the author of over 120 academic papers, collectively cited over 10,000 times, including articles in Nature, Science and Scientific American.
The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk. Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.
Price: Standard £16; Concession £10; Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7