Prof. Leif Erik Sander: Translational aspects of lung inflammation
24.11.2017. 12:00 – 13:00
Translational aspects of lung inflammation
Prof. Leif Erik Sander, Department of Infectious Diseases and Pulmonary Medicine, Charité – Universitätsmedizin
Summary: The airways and the lung are constantly exposed to microbial and environmental stimuli. As the lung’s main physiological function of gas exchange critically relies on its delicate microarchitecture, complex regulatory circuits have evolved to balance inflammatory immune responses. Yet, the prevalence of inflammatory disorders such as asthma is increasing, probably due to altered life styles and environments. I will discuss new insights into the pathophysiology, classification, and treatments f airway diseases. I will also discuss new data from our laboratory on the role of regulatory cells during bacterial superinfections in the lung.