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Lecture Overview

Novel insights are revealing more and more about the fascinating function of the immune system. How close are we to fully understanding exactly why certain immune cells behave the way they do? Almost like a flick of a switch – what causes the immune system to respond to a pathogen? This session explores regular immune responses, how the immune system can fight infections, what can go wrong, and more.


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Tony Kenna

Dr Tony Kenna is a cellular immunologist and a senior research fellow at the Queensland University of Technology. His research career has focused on human immunology and the identification of novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of immune-mediated diseases, including ankylosing spondylitis (AS and systemic sclerosis). The genomics revolution of the last decade has greatly expanded the understanding of the genetic architecture of many immune-mediated diseases. A major challenge now is to determine how newly identified genetic variants alter immune cell and immune system function(s). Working closely with leading human geneticists, Tony's research integrates world-first genomic data with cellular and molecular immunology to unravel the key drivers of disease pathogenesis. His work also enriches fundamental knowledge of human immunology. Dr Kenna’s lab has established biobank of patient clinical material with which to interrogate altered immune function in immune-mediated diseases.




20 Total Rating(s)

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Darryl Tocchetti
07 Feb 2019

I enjoyed the presentation.

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Trudi Copland-Reid
02 Feb 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed

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mary susan delos reyes
29 Jan 2019


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Brooke noske
23 Jan 2019

Great lecture! Loved the presenters enthusiasm. Even I’m now excited about T cells!

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Dongfang Li
18 Jan 2019

Very good information

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Demi Rigby-Weir
14 Jan 2019

good information

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Rashpal boparoy
11 Jan 2019


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Maree Cooper
11 Jan 2019

Interesting, however couldn't see the screen that Dr Tony Kenna was talking about , filming extremely bad

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Philippa marriott
07 Jan 2019

Was great to update my knowledge and refresh

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Christine Shanahan
07 Jan 2019

information was good however was a little disappointed that was unable to watch screen material though out lecture