Professor Helen Irving - La Trobe University

Professor Helen Irving - La Trobe University

Davis Auditorium
Start Time: 
Mon, 27/03/2023 - 11:00am
End Time: 
Mon, 27/03/2023 - 12:00pm

Postgraduate Seminar – Infection, Inflammation and Immunity Theme hosted by Sophia Davidson, Stephen Nutt, Dylan Sheerin


Professor Helen Irving

Professor in Biomedical Sciences, La Trobe University


Pattern Recognition Receptors and Inflammatory signalling


Davis Auditorium

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Including Q&A session


Immune systems have evolved across life forms and one common feature is the presence of pattern recognition receptors. Pattern recognition receptors are important not only in recognising potential pathogens but also in detecting damage within the organisms. The receptors and signal transduction mechanisms also share evolutionary commonalties. However, there are also marked differences. Common themes across life forms will be discussed and consideration placed on how these pattern recognition systems can be modulated in inflammatory signalling.


Helen Irving is a Professor in Biomedical Sciences and is a member of the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Sciences (LIMS). Helen's current research centres on understanding inflammatory signals at the molecular level to develop new and improved approaches to managing inflammatory conditions. Helen obtained her PhD in Biochemistry from The University of Melbourne and conducted post-doctoral work at Vanderbilt University (USA) and The University of Kentucky (USA) before returning to Australia to take up an ARC Post-Doctoral Fellowship at La Trobe University. For most of her career, she has been a teaching/research academic based at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University. Helen moved to the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Sciences (LIMS) at La Trobe University in 2017.


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