In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been more important to understand how the lung epithelium functions as a first line of defence against pathogens including respiratory viruses. Claire Smith (University College London, UK) and Oliver Wittekindt (Ulm University, Germany) will discuss their research which explores how these epithelial cells form an immediate barrier but also sense and react to the ever-changing environment. We will hear how the epithelial cells act as “first responders” during viral infection and the complex interplay between inflammatory processes, barrier function and transepithelial transport.
This web seminar is free to attend and is open to all. Please note: If you do not have an account already, you will need to create a guest account to register for this web seminar.
Registration closes at 23:59 on Tuesday 14 July 2020.