Lecture - Prof Gérard Eberl - "Regulation of inflammation by intestinal microbiota"

30/03/2017 11:30 to 30/03/2017 14:30 (Europe/Luxembourg)

Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg


Prof Gérard EBERL is Director, Department of Immunology, Microenvironment & Immunity Unit at Institut Pasteur, Paris, France


The symbiotic microbiota represses the development of allergic inflammation, but the mechanisms involved are unclear. We have shown that intestinal bacteria induce the generation of type 3 T cells (Th17 cells and associated Tregs) that directly regulate pro-allergic type 2 T cells. In the absence of type 3 T cells, anti-helminth, but also pro-allergic responses, are exacerbated. Furthermore, the absence of microbiota during weaning has similar consequences on the deregulation of the immune system that last until adulthood, a phenomenon we name “imprinting”. We propose a model
of the immune system where different types of competing and mutually suppressive responses establish a healthy equilibrium. When this equilibrium is lost, because of an absence of one type of microbe in the environment, inflammatory pathology develops. Therapeutic strategies can be designed with the aim to restore immune equilibrium to counter immunopathology.




11:30 - 12:30 : LECTURE

Lycée Technique d'Esch/Alzette - Salle de projection audiovisuelle

13:00 - 14:30 : 'meet & eat'

House of BioHealth
Room Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

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About the Lecture & Workshop series - Infection & Immunity

The LIH Lecture Series and Workshops in Infection and Immunity, supported by the FNR, are gathering internationally recognised speakers to address topics around Infection and Immunity. Twelve lectures will be organised in 2017, followed by workshops especially dedicated to early-stage researchers. Please find here the full programme for 2017.

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From 30/03/2017 11:30
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