Why do some people exposed to allergens like pollen and pet dander develop asthma, while others do not? Why do some people infected by the same bacteria and viruses go on to develop diseases such as tuberculosis or flu, while others do not? Our lungs hold the key. These are questions that fascinate scientists at the Crick and beyond. To celebrate World Immunology Day 2017, the Francis Crick Institute and Nature Research present: Collaborating to Beat Lung Infections & Asthma.
At this panel discussion, hosted by Claudia Hammond, you will have the opportunity to hear expert scientists discuss how lungs respond to infections and during asthma. Put your questions about lung health and disease to our panel. Join us for a lively discussion followed by a drinks reception where you can chat to our panellists in a more relaxed setting.
18:00 – 19:00 Doors open, opportunity to view the Crick's "Open for discovery" Exhibition
19:00 – 20:30 Panel discussion with audience questions on Collaborating to Beat Lung Infections and Asthma
20:30 - 21:15 Drinks in the gallery
Taking place in the Crick Auditorium and Manby Gallery on the ground floor, accessible to those with impaired mobility.
This event is free to attend but tickets should be booked in advance.