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Bruno Lemaitre on gut immunity in the fruit fly

Next Frontier Leaders seminar on March 9

Oeiras, 08.03.10

Tomorrow, March 9, the Frontier Leaders seminar series will host another ERC Advanced Grant recipient: Bruno Lemaitre from will discuss "The gut immune response of Drosophila".

The European Research Council Advanced Grants allow exceptional established research leaders in any field of science, engineering and scholarship to pursue frontier research of their choice. Bruno Lemaitre was awarded with the European Research Council Advanced Grant (€2M) in 2008 to study the gut immunity and homeostasis in the fruit fly.

Bruno Lemaitre is one of the world's leading experts in the field of innate immunity. He has written over sixty scientific articles, which have been published in major international journals such as Cell, Science, Nature Immunology, Nature Biotechnology, Genes & Development, Immunity and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA). His work has earned a number of prizes including the Noury, Thorlet, and Lazare prizes of the French Academy of Sciences, the Schlumberger Foundation's First Prize, the William B. Coley Award from the American Cancer Research Institute, the Bettencourt-Schueller Prize, and the Lucien Tartois Prize from the Foundation for Medical Research.

The seminar series Fontiers Leaders of Today for the Scientists of Tomorrow  is specially designed to integrate the ITQB PhD Program and brings to Portugal eight renowned researchers in biology and chemistry, selected among the recipients of ERC Advanced Grants. This seminar series is supported by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

Frontiers Leaders of Today for the Scientists of Tomorrow 

ITQB Auditorium
9 Mar, 11h00

 Bruno Lemaitre, École Politechnique Federale de Lausanne, CH 

         The gut immune response of Drosophila


NEXT 19  March: Christopher Schofield, University of Oxford, UK
The Chemistry of Oxygen Sensing in Humans

30 April: Philipe Sansonetti, Institut Pasteur, FR

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