Tuesday, 2 February 2016

'Exhausted foxes and genetic fizzlers: a distinct biology of prognosis in inflammatory disease?' CID special seminar 4 Feb, Prof Ken Smith

On Thursday 4 February 2016, there will be a Centre for Inflammatory Diseases Special Seminar presented by Professor Ken Smith. 

Thursday 4 February, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Seminar Room 1, Level 2, TRF Building

Ken Smith is a practising nephrologist who heads the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge, and among other things is establishing the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Diseases (due to open in 2018). Smith’s own laboratory runs a translational programme in autoimmune disease (particularly SLE, vasculitis and inflammatory bowel disease) that has led to the discovery of a novel prognosis-predicting biomarker now entering clinical trials, and the identification of genes and pathways involved in disease pathogenesis. Its major focus is on determining the biology that underpins differential long-term outcome in patients with immune-mediated disease. In parallel he studies basic immunological mechanisms, and how defects in regulatory control of the immune system can lead to autoimmunity and alter defence against infection. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, in 2007 was awarded the Lister Institute Research Prize, and in 2013 the Distinguished Innovator Award of the Lupus research Institute.

A light lunch is served prior to the seminar at 11:45am in the seminar room foyer, level 2, TRF Building.

Further details can be found on the CID Special Seminars website

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