Discovering Immune Features During COVID-19 By Advanced Cytometry
Recorded On: 05/28/2020
About the Presenter
Full Professor of Pathology and Immunology
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Andrea Cossarizza is a full professor of pathology and immunology, vice president of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and former president of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC). He has been studying the molecular and cellular basis of immune system-based diseases for 35 years. He is currently at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 and has provided the first contributions regarding the importance of cytometry in understanding the immune response to SARS-CoV-2. As of May 2020, he has published 332 papers in peer-reviewed journals, has an H index of 79, and received over 33,000 citations.
The immune system is heavily involved in the pathogenesis of COVID-19 and its activation (which includes the so-called cytokine storm) and is the main force that drives the course of the infection. This webinar will present the most recent data on main changes that occur among different lymphocyte populations, along with functional analysis of T cells, and discuss current and possible therapeutic approaches.
- Describe the main changes that occur in the immune system during different phases of the infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
- Identify cytometric techniques that have been used to better understand changes that occur in the immune system during the infection and its recovery.
Who Should Attend
Researchers, clinicians, laboratory managers, and personnel involved in the fight against SARS-CoV-2 who want to know the latest discoveries on the role of the immune system during COVID-19.
CMLE Credit: 1.0