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12 Apr 2018

[SCHEDULE CHANGE] Dr Yan Li from Institut Pasteur Paris is invited to talk on Evaluation and development of immunotherapies with humanized mouse models

HKU-Pasteur Reseach Pole is pleased to invite Yan Li in Hong Kong for a seminar in April on Evaluation and development of immunotherapies with humanized mouse models. Dr Yan Li is currently a postdoc in Institut Pasteur Paris in Prof. James Di Santo's laboratory, he is an expert in developing humanized mouse models. 

Evaluation and development of immunotherapies with humanized mouse models

 

Date: Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Time: 11:00

Venue: Room 7-03, 7th Floor, HKJC Building for IR, 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam

 

Abstract: In recent decades, advances in our understanding of autoimmunity and cancer immunity dramatically improved immunotherapies against these diseases. Interestingly, effective antitumor immunity exploits the same mechanism underlying autoimmunity, whereas knowledge acquired from tumor immunotherapy can be applied to treat autoimmune diseases.  To evaluate and develop novel immunotherapies, we developed models of human tumor and autoimmune diseases from human immune system (HIS) mice. In this talk, I will demonstrate the potential of HIS mice for biological drug discovery and as a preclinical platform to assess the efficacy and toxicity of immunotherapies.

 

Biosketch: Dr. Yan LI obtained his Ph.D from Singapore-MIT alliance program under the supervision of MIT Professor Jianzhu CHEN. He then moved to the Institut Pasteur in Paris where he is currently a postdoc in Prof. James DI SANTO’s laboratory. Dr. Li has over 10 years’ experience of developing humanized mouse models.

ALL ARE WELCOME!