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Neuroimmunology of the gut: new directions and new challenges

Thursday 20 June 2019, 14:15 - 19:00, The Francis Crick Institute, London

The 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. Each event comprises a series of short talks, one or two keynote lectures and a panel discussion. Members of the academic medical press and of the biomedical research community are also invited.

Our fourth Medicine at the Crick event, "Neuroimmunology of the gut: new directions and new challenges", will be held on Thursday 20 June 2019, 14:15-19:00, at the Francis Crick Institute.

The gastrointestinal tract is essential for our well-being and the symbiotic relationship between host and microbiota. This symposium will review recent advances in understanding the cross-talk between the immune system of the gut and the local nervous system and how it contributes to intestinal homeostasis and host defence. The event will also report groundbreaking studies on the roles of the microbiota and the tissue environment of the gut in brain function. In addition to presenting exciting breakthroughs that advance our fundamental understanding of neuro-immune communication, the symposium will also highlight emerging challenges and opportunities in translating experimental progress into clinical science and designing novel therapeutic strategies for the benefit of patients.

The event will be hosted by Dr Vassilis Pachnis from the Crick and the keynote lecture will be given by Prof Dr Guy Boeckxstaens from KU Leuven. Other speakers include ​​​Dr David Artis (Cornell University), Dr Daniel Mucida (The Rockefeller University), Dr Franze Progatzky (The Francis Crick Institute), Dr Thomas Fung (University of California, Los Angeles) and Prof Dr Marco Prinz (University of Freiburg).

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