Our partners at Wellcome recently visited the Crick to talk to Caetano Reis e Sousa about his team's research into the immune system. In this short video, Caetano explains why mouse models are crucial to his work.
Watch the video published by the Wellcome Trust on the 11th of March 2019.
Harnessing the immune system to treat disease
Caetano Reis e Sousa is using mice to look at how our immune system detects and responds to infection. This knowledge has the potential to deliver more effective treatments and vaccines for cancer and infectious diseases in the future.
Caetano Reis e Sousa's quote
"I am still in awe at the marvel of how the mouse functions as an organism and integrates all of the diiferent aspects of its biology into a living creature and this is really a mirror of what we, ourselves really are and that's, I think, the greatest reward of working with a living creature."