A computational biology approach to understanding the factors that shape the T cell repertoire

Speaker: 

Dr Vanessa Venturi

Affiliation: 

Head, Computational Biology Group | Centre for Vascular Research | Lowy Cancer Research Centre

Date: 

Fri, 15/06/2012 - 1:00pm

Venue: 

RC-4082

Abstract: 

T cells play an important role in the immune recognition and control of pathogens. T cell receptors expressed on the cell surface enable the recognition of pathogen peptides and the diversity of T cell receptors involved in the T cell response to a particular pathogen is an important determinant of the effectiveness of the immune response. I will describe some of our research, employing a computational biology approach, that is aimed at better understanding the factors that shape the T cell repertoire and influence the availability of T cell receptors to effectively respond to infectious diseases.

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