Dr Amy Chung – Identifying antibody signatures associated with protection against infectious diseases

Event type: 
Seminar
Event date: 
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney
Contact for inquiries: 
Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or recpt@kirby.unsw.edu.au
Booking deadline: 

A catered lunch will be provided at 12:30pm. Please RSVP to recpt@kirby.unsw.edu.au by COB Friday 6 September.

Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Dr Amy Chung

Dr Amy Chung

Laboratory Head, University of Melbourne

Dr Amy Chung is an NHMRC Career Development and amfAR Mathilde Krim Phase II Fellow. She completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne and a postdoc at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. She returned to the University of Melbourne in 2015, where she established her own laboratory this year.

Abstract

Antibodies are a vital component of the immune response, and can protect against infection by instructing the innate immune system with their Fc regions on how to attack pathogens. Using new antibody methodologies, we have been able to identify antibody responses required for protection against a range of infectious diseases including HIV and Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.

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