Bioinformatics Unit Winter-Spring Webinars | 3 - A. Mantovani - Istituto Clinico Humanitas IRCCS: Innate immunity and inflammation: from cancer to Covid-19

The Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (Bioinformatics Unit) runs a series of Webinar involving renowned scientists and researchers focusing on algorithms, models, biomedical and biotechnological techniques and clinical studies and applications. The webinars are coordinated by Prof. Alfredo Pulvirenti and will be freely accessed through the MS Teams Platform starting February 2021. The third Webinar is scheduled for: March 25, 2021, 3 pm

Le cattedre di Bioinformatica del Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale organizzano una serie di webinar, che coinvolgono scienziati e ricercatori di fama internazionale su algoritmi, modelli, tecniche biomediche e biotecnologiche, studi clinici ed applicazioni. I webinar, coordinati dal Prof. Alfredo Pulvirenti, saranno accessibili tramite la piattaforma Teams. Il terzo incontro è previsto per giovedì 25 marzo 2021 alle ore 15:00.
Title: Innate immunity and inflammation: from cancer to Covid-19

Speaker: Prof. Alberto Mantovani, MD, Direttore Scientifico, Istituto Clinico Humanitas IRCCS

MS Teams Link: Click here to join the meeting

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.