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Levelling the playing field against disease: Therapies of the future

Please note this event takes place on the lower deck of a converted barge with no step-free access.
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors open 6.30pm
Event 7pm to 9pm
The Tamesis Dock, Albert Embankment,
London SE1 7TP
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The human body is incredibly clever, but sometimes things go wrong and we get ill. What can we do to help the body fight back against nasty diseases and what does the future of therapeutics look like? Join us to learn about immune cells, vaccines and other ways of levelling the playing field against cancers and viruses. 

Immune cells to the rescue!

Dr Julia Sanchez-Garrido (Postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London )
This talk will discuss how neutrophils, the most abundant white blood cell in your blood, fight infection in the gut. Harmful bacteria (a type of microbe), which usually are treated with antibiotics, are particularly problematic in the gut. This is because we do not want to harm our own good gut bacteria during treatment. It is therefore key to understand how our body can be helped to combat this threat. Importantly, we need to find ways to guide our neutrophils against our foes, the invading bacteria, as neutrophils can be very destructive and can cause us damage if not properly controlled.

Inside the nano-sized world of vaccine delivery systems

Hannah Cooke (PhD Researcher)
The remarkable success of the COVID-19 vaccines highlighted just how important vaccines are in our public health and everyday lives. But how exactly do these vaccines work? How do they get inside the cells of our body and become successful vaccines? Join us and dive into the nano-sized world of vaccine delivery systems. Discover what vaccine delivery systems are, why they’re important, and how these tiny tools are shaping the future of drug delivery.
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