Prof. Alberto Mantovani

DATE AND TIME: 17th February  2021, 15:00
LOCATION: 
Scuola Normale Superiore
on-line event: go to the meet
 
ATTENDEES: Open to the public

SPEAKER: ALBERTO MANTOVANI

(Humanitas University, Milano )
TITLE: “INNATE IMMUNITY AND INFLAMMATION: FROM CANCER TO COVID-19

 

Abstract:

The immune system is an extremely complex orchestra. The immune system and the central nervous system are the two most complex set of cells, connections and mediators in our body. Alterations of immunity and inflammation represent a metanarrative of modern medicine, spanning from infectious diseases to cardiovascular pathology to cancer.

Inflammatory cells and mediators are a key component of the tumor microenvironment. A change in paradigm and dissection of accelerators and brakes of immunity have spearheaded the birth of cancer immunotherapy. COVID-19 has highlighted how little we know of immunity to microbial challenges. As for cancer, a better understanding of the interaction of immunity with SARS-CoV-2 is likely to pave the way to new diagnostic and therapeutic tools.