ROLE OF EPITHELIAL BARRIER AND ALLERGIC DISEASES and THE MECHANISMS BREAKING ALLERGEN SPECIFIC TOLERANCE – ROLE OF HUMAN RHINOVIRUS INFECTIONS
Special Guest Lectures by Dr. Cezmi Akdis and Dr. Mübeccal Akdis
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
You're invited to attend a special presentation by visiting researchers Dr. Cezmi Akdis, Dr. Mübeccal Akdis and their research teams from the Swiss Institute for Allergy and Asthma Research, Davos, Switzerland.
Seating for this event will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Community is encouraged to attend.
ROLE OF EPITHELIAL BARRIER AND ALLERGIC DISEASES
Guest Lecture by Dr. Cezmi Akdis
Cezmi Akdis is the Director of the Swiss Institute for Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF). After medical studies at the University of Bursa, Turkey, he specialized in the field of infectious diseases and immunology. In 2002, he received the Venia Legendi from the University of Zurich, where he became a professor at the Faculty of Medicine in 2006. Professor Akdis is the author of numerous publications. He is a co-editor of the Journal of Allergy Clinical Immunology and a member of the editorial board of other international specialist journals. Cezmi Akdis is the founder and organizer of several international congresses, including the World Immune Regulation Meeting (WIRM) and the EAACI-Davos Meeting, both in Davos. He is also active as a scientific expert for many journals and foundations and is a member of several specialist committees. Professor Akdis has been awarded numerous international prizes for his work.
THE MECHANISMS BREAKING ALLERGEN SPECIFIC TOLERANCE – ROLE OF HUMAN RHINOVIRUS INFECTIONS
Guest Lecture by Dr. Mübeccal Akdis and her Research Team
Mübeccel Akdis was group leader at SIAF, where she has established her own research group in 2003. Her research has been focused on strategies for efficient prevention and curative treatment of allergic diseases and has exploited recent developments for the identification of ways for the cure of allergic diseases. Extensive progress has been made in the understanding of the mechanisms of allergic diseases within the complex interaction of effector T cells, other effector cells, resident tissue cells and different subsets of Treg cells. Currently, her research group has developed essential techniques and a specific niche to investigate human allergen-specific effector and regulatory B cells through the several recent studies that the group has published. In her research, human in vivo systems are continuously being investigated to better understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease development for better prevention and treatment. She is also an editorial board member of Allergy and Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.