The Salford Lecture Series: How the environment affects the immune system
Jul 14, 2017
Professorial Inaugural Lecture: Professor Joseph Jackson
Tuesday 18 July 5.30pm Peel Building, Room 337
Join us for the inaugural lecture of Professor Joseph Jackson, Chair in Parasitology in the School of Environment & Life Sciences.
Joe gained his PhD in Parasitology from the University of London, and took up his post at Salford in December 2015, joining us from Aberystwyth University.
Joe’s research looks at how the immune system is affected by the environment we inhabit and should be defined as a “real-world trait”. He says:
“The immune system is a key determinant of individual health, but has evolved to function in a natural environment - rather than in the artificial environments that we live in today. Furthermore, most of what we understand about immunology comes from unnatural laboratory models that don’t allow for the effect of realistic environmental variation. Studies in naturally-occurring vertebrates are helping us to understand how immunity is adapted to respond to the natural environment. This knowledge may, in turn, help us tailor our environments and lifestyles (or those of other animals of interest) in ways that lead to a healthier immune system.”
The lecture will be followed by a canapé and wine reception in Salford Museum and Art Gallery.
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