Infectiologist Günter Weiss will give a lecture on "Regulatory interactions between iron homeostasis, immunity and infection control". Iron is crucially involved in multiple important biochemical pathways, and thus a sufficient supply of the metal is not only essential for mammalian host cells but also for most microbes which need the metal for their growth and pathogenicity. A tug of war for iron between the host and microbe, for which the term “nutritional immunity“ has been coined, is a central mechanism deciding on the fate of an infection. Importantly, iron controls multiple steps of host immune responses and thus the efficacy of anti-microbial host effector pathways. Günter Weiss is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Department of Internal Medicine II at the Medical University of Innsbruck.
The lecture is part of the BioTechMed-Graz "Flagship Lecture" series.
This event has a limited amount of participants due to the current Covid-19 Situation. All participants are required to bring a valid 2,5-G evidence and wear a FFP2 mask. Please register online by 28 March on the BioTechMed-Graz website.
There will be a small Get-Together with a buffet in the Rooftop Mensa afterwards
30. March 2022, 05:00 pm - 20:00
TU Graz, Lecture Hall BMT, Stremayrgasse 16, 8010 Graz