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PIL on Tuesday 9th October

When:Tu 09-10-2018 12:00 - 13:00
Where:Boeringzaal
The second PIL of year 2018/2019 will be held on Tuesday, October 9th at 12 midday in the Boeringzaal with a lunch afterwards in the catering area opposite the Keuningzaal.
This PIL will be given by Barbro Melgert, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Immunology in the group of Pharmacokinetics, Toxicology and Targeting.
The title of her presentation is:

Macrophages and exacerbations of COPD

Abstract:
Macrophages significantly contribute to the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) but little is known about the contribution of macrophages to exacerbations of COPD, i.e. acute worsening of the disease with high morbidity and mortality, often caused by viral infections.
In this study we have investigated macrophage subtype distribution and function in COPD patients and controls and in a mouse model of influenza-induced COPD exacerbations.
The results show that cigarette smoke changes macrophage phenotype and changes how they respond to influenza virus. These changes may explain the defective antiviral responses found in COPD that predispose patients to developing exacerbations.

The dates and locations of the PILin 2018/2019 are as follows:
 
2018
Tuesday, October 9th: Boeringzaal - Barbro Melgert
Tuesday, November 13th: Boeringzaal - Victor Guryev
Tuesday, December 11th: Boeringzaal - to be announced

2019
Tuesday, January 15th: 3215-0126 - to be announced
Tuesday, February 12th: to be announced
Tuesday, March 12th: to be announced
Tuesday, April 9th: to be announced
Tuesday, May 14th: Anna Salvati
Tuesday, June 11th: Pharmacy Day

You are all more than welcome to attend the PIL. The PIL committee hopes that you will come in great numbers.
 
Best regards, also on behalf of the PIL committee.