MiTick presents...Professor Bruno Lemaitre
14 April 2021 - The Drosophila antimicrobial response: deconstructing the immune effector program using CRISPR/Cas9 technology
We are pleased to invite you to the talk by Professor Bruno Lemaitre:
Global Health Institute, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Time: 15h00 (CET)
Topic/Title: The Drosophila antimicrobial response: deconstructing the immune effector program using CRISPR/Cas9 technology.
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In a Cell paper in 1996, Bruno reported the discovery of the toll receptor in Drosophila !!... later, orthologs of this receptor were identified in mammals and it was a breakthrough in understanding innate immunity. After 1996, Bruno and his team has made a huge contribution to the study of innate immunity in Drosophila. Understanding immunity in Drosophila will give us insights to understand immunity in ticks and other vectors.