Orf virus: From gene discovery to therapeutic products Event as iCalendar

13 November 2017

1 - 2pm

Venue: Mac 1

Location: Biology Building, 5 Symonds Street

Host: School of Biological Sciences

Cost: FREE

Contact info: For more information or to arrange a meeting with Prof Mercer, please contact Dr John Taylor

Contact email: ja.taylor@auckland.ac.nz

Professor Andrew Mercer, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago
Professor Andrew Mercer

 

 

The School of Biological Sciences invites you to attend a special one-hour seminar on Monday 13th November.

Professor Andrew Mercer, Webster Family Chair in Viral Pathogenesis, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago, will be discussing his research, which focuses on viral virulence and pathogenicity.

His work aims to combat viruses of risk to human health, and also explore aspects of viruses that will enable them to be developed as therapeutics for the treatment of a wide range of human diseases.

Large DNA viruses such as orf virus express an astonishing array of proteins that manipulate responses to infection, including growth factors, cytokines, apoptosis inhibitors, cell cycle regulators, and more.

Orf virus encodes a unique repertoire of these proteins, which provide an exciting source of new therapeutics with potential benefits to a wide range of human conditions.

In this seminar, Professor Andrew Mercer will review his investigations into a selection of these orf virus proteins, and their use in the treatment of acute and chronic human conditions including skin wounds.

 

The School of Biological Sciences invites you to attend a special one-hour seminar on Monday 13th November.

Professor Andrew Mercer, Webster Family Chair in Viral Pathogenesis, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago, will be discussing his research, which focuses on viral virulence and pathogenicity.

His work aims to combat viruses of risk to human health, and also explore aspects of viruses that will enable them to be developed as therapeutics for the treatment of a wide range of human diseases.

Large DNA viruses such as orf virus express an astonishing array of proteins that manipulate responses to infection, including growth factors, cytokines, apoptosis inhibitors, cell cycle regulators, and more.

Orf virus encodes a unique repertoire of these proteins, which provide an exciting source of new therapeutics with potential benefits to a wide range of human conditions.

In this seminar, Professor Andrew Mercer will review his investigations into a selection of these orf virus proteins, and their use in the treatment of acute and chronic human conditions including skin wounds.

The School of Biological Sciences invites you to attend a special one-hour seminar on Monday 13th November.

Professor Andrew Mercer, Webster Family Chair in Viral Pathogenesis, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago, will be discussing his research, which focuses on viral virulence and pathogenicity.

His work aims to combat viruses of risk to human health, and also explore aspects of viruses that will enable them to be developed as therapeutics for the treatment of a wide range of human diseases.

Large DNA viruses such as orf virus express an astonishing array of proteins that manipulate responses to infection, including growth factors, cytokines, apoptosis inhibitors, cell cycle regulators, and more.

Orf virus encodes a unique repertoire of these proteins, which provide an exciting source of new therapeutics with potential benefits to a wide range of human conditions.

In this seminar, Professor Andrew Mercer will review his investigations into a selection of these orf virus proteins, and their use in the treatment of acute and chronic human conditions including skin wounds.