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Autophagy and Medicine: Maintaining health and preventing disease

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Autophagy and Medicine: Maintaining health and preventing disease

Online event, with a limited in-person audience, organised by The Francis Crick Institute, London

Our new Medicine at the Crick event series showcases major advances in biomedical science and raises awareness of the medical implications of major scientific advances. Interested members of the Crick and wider UK biomedical community are invited to attend. Members of the academic medical press are also invited. Each event comprises a series of talks and a panel discussion. 

Our seventh event, Autophagy and Medicine: Maintaining health and preventing diseasewill be hosted by Dr Rupert Beale (The Francis Crick Institute/ UCL). 

Autophagy is a process by which cells engulf their own contents and digest them – literally self-eating. It plays multiple roles in maintaining homeostasis by for example generating nutrients, removing damaged cellular structures and targeting pathogens. Components of the autophagy machinery can be co-opted for other functions, including by pathogens. Despite its role in many pathophysiological processes, we are only just beginning to understand how it can be manipulated to enhance health and prevent disease. This Medicine at the Crick event presents an overview of autophagy and its functions, and a state of the art review of the roles of autophagy in neurodegeneration, infection and immunity.

Speakers include ​​​Dr Herbert (Skip) Virgin (Vir Biotechnology Inc), Dr Sharon Tooze (The Francis Crick Institute), Prof Katja Simon (University of Oxford) and Prof David Rubinsztein (University of Cambridge).

Please register for your free tickets. All registrants will receive Zoom joining details by email in advance of the webinar.

Government guidelines allowing, we hope to host a limited in-person audience at the Crick. If you would like to attend in person, please register for ‘In-person admission’ and we will confirm nearer the time whether you will be able to attend at the Crick.

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The Francis Crick InstituteThe Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the scientific mechanisms of living things. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to find new ways to treat, diagnose and prevent illness such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections and neurodegenerative diseases.

By bringing together scientists from many disciplines, the Crick will have the scale, vision and expertise to tackle the most challenging scientific questions underpinning health and disease.

The Francis Crick Institute was founded by six of the UK's most successful scientific and academic organisations - the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK (CRUK), the Wellcome TrustUCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King's College London.

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