Immunology research update from Immunopaedia.org.za. Non-specific effects of BCG vaccine have generated a lot of interest with researchers proposing that it likely protects against respiratory viruses like the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Though this is still under investigation, evidence on its heterologous protection…
Immunology research update from Immunopaedia.org.za. In a recent IUIS-Immunopaedia-Frontiers in Immunology webinar, Claudia Mauri discussed how microbial products induce B-regs and their relevance for arthritis pathology. Murine models of arthritis have demonstrated that pathology is associated…
The Division of Immunology at the University of Cape Town, is seeking to appoint two suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Laboratory Technologist. This is a laboratory-based position available for a 12-month contract renewable contingent on funding, for appointment from 1st July 2021.
Apply for the 10th Infectious Diseases in Africa (IDA) Symposium, a 3-day virtual course is open to Masters and PhD students as well as post-doctoral fellows in African institutions. You could also be considered for the Flow Cytometry course held in person in Cape Town, South Africa in February 2022.
Join the next IUIS (International Union of Immunological Societies), Immunopaedia and Frontiers webinar onWebinar: Mapping human immune responses to Ebola virus infection provides insight into viral pathogenesis with Anita McElroy. LIVE on June 7, 15:00 CET
The Federation of African Immunological Societies (FAIS) cordially invites you to attend FAIS 2021 – 11th African Congress of Immunology. The 5 day virtual congress will take place 1-5 August 2021 with plenary addresses on topics covering COVID-19, Malaria, TB, immunity and more.
The Division of Immunology in the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) is seeking a PhD candidate to undertake research to investigate the influence of in utero HIV exposure on the development of infant immunity and enteric virome. The candidate will have the opportunity to explore multifaceted approach to understand immune perturbations related to increased risk of infections in young infants. The suitable candidate will be supervised by Dr Heather Jaspan and Dr Sonwabile Dzanibe.
COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 update from Immunopaedia.org.za. Recent study reports that COVID-19 severity and mortality in Kazakhstan were associated with older age, comorbidities, increased leukocyte counts, and male sex...
Immunology research update from Immunopaedia.org.za. A Recent study demonstrates the role of the C5a-C5aR1 axis in the promoting immunopathology associated with cobra venom. These findings have potential implications for the development of novel snake bite immunotherapy.
COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 update from Immunopaedia.org.za. Studies suggest that a single dose of BNT162b2 confers the same benefit as two doses given to those with or without previous SARS-CoV-2 infection; this may be crucial for vaccine distribution programs as a single shot could be sufficient in previously infected people.
Immunology research update from Immunopaedia.org.za. Since nothing is known about aged neutrophils in cancer biology and mature neutrophils in the circulation are considered to be heterogenous, Peng et al. examined how metastatic cancers regulate mature neutrophils. To this end, they induced tumor growth in mice by injecting cells from breast cancer..
Immunology research update from Immunopaedia.org.za. P.falciparum is able to modulate the RBC’s membrane stiffness. However, can P.falciparum remodel naïve surrounding RBCs in preparation for invasion while growing inside their host RBC?