Webinar Announcement: The anti-HIV Activity of Natural Killer Cells
The Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative (CHVI) Research and Development Alliance Coordinating Office (ACO) invite you to join their webinar on “The anti-HIV activity of Natural Killer cells: Their role in protection from and control of HIV infection” with Dr. Nicole Bernard. This webinar will provide participants with a greater understanding of the role of NK cells, their receptors and ligands in the protection from and control of HIV infection; and will include basic concepts about NK cells, studies that NK cell receptors and ligands influence protection from HIV infection and how a protective KIR/HLA genotype influences NK cell functions controlling HIV replication.
When: Friday October 17th, 2014
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm EDT (12:00 – 1:00 pm CDT, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm MDT and 10:00 am – 11:00 pm PDT)
Dr. Nicole Bernard, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
By the end of the webinar you will be able to:
- Understand some basic concepts about Natural Killer (NK) cells, their receptor and their ligands.
- Review the epidemiological studies showing that genes encoding NK cell receptors called KIR and their HLA ligands influence protection from HIV infection and HIV control in infected persons.
- Learn how a protective KIR/HLA genotype influences NK cell functions that can control HIV replication.
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