Seminar in the Crick's auditorium.

Medicine at the Crick Innate immune sensing of nucleic acids in medicine

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  • Start time: 13:45 End time: - 17:30
  • Event Location: The Francis Crick Institute
  • Event Type: Symposia
Our Medicine at the Crick event series showcases major advances in biomedical science, and raises awareness of the medical implications of major scientific advances. Interested members of the Crick and wider UK biomedical community are invited to attend. Members of the academic medical press are also invited. Each event comprises a series of talks, followed by in-person networking.  We plan to host this as a hybrid event with a limited in-person audience joined by others online. Register now for your free place.

 Innate immune sensing of nucleic acids in medicine

Hosted by Professor Caetano Reis e Sousa this 8th edition of Medicine at the Crick will focus on our current understanding of innate immune sensing of nucleic acids and review its role in immunity to infection, cancer, autoinflammation and autoimmunity.

Nucleic acids, long known as encoders of genetic information, can play an additional role in triggering innate immune sensors that alert the body to cellular stress or the presence of potential pathogens. Nucleic acid sensing can be beneficial and drive immune reactions that limit infection or promote cancer immunity. However, it can misfire or become dysregulated, contributing to chronic inflammatory reactions and autoimmune disease.

Confirmed speakers

Professor Andrea Ablasser

 Professor Andrea Ablasser

 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne - EPFL

Yanick Crow

 Professor Yanick Crow

Institute Imagine & University of Edinburgh

Ann M Rothstein

 Ann Marshak-Rothstein

 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Prof Jan Rehwinkel

 Professor Jan Rehwinkel

University of Oxford- Medical Sciences

Vanessa Sancho-Shimizu

 Dr Vanessa Sancho-Shimizu

 Imperial College London



Caetano Reis e Sousa

 Caetano Reis e Sousa

Francis Crick Institute