SMS scnews item created by Eric Hester at Mon 9 Mar 2020 1202
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 8 Jun 2020
Calendar1: 9 Mar 2020 1700-1800
CalLoc1: Carslaw 535A
CalTitle1: Using circuits to understand immune self-regulation
Auth: erich@perich2.pc (assumed)

MaPSS: Maths Postgraduate Seminar Series: Adarsh Kumbhari -- Using circuits to understand immune self-regulation

Hello all,

The next MaPSS talk of this semester will be at 17:00 on Monday 9th in Carslaw
535. It’s a great opportunity to meet fellow postgrads, listen to an interesting talk,
and of course get some free pizza!


Speaker: Adarsh Kumbhari

Title: Using circuits to understand immune self-regulation

Abstract: T cells are specialised immune cells responsible for killing pathogens. 
How these cells are able to self-regulate, however, is unknown. Inspired by analogies 
with electrical circuts, we develop a mathematical model to infer how immune 
dynamics are driven by "input signals". We find that T cell expansion may be a 
change-detection system, both in response to checkpoint and antigen expression, 
which has implications for immune therapies against cancer.


See you there!

Details can also be found on the school’s Postgraduate Society website: