Introduction to the Immune system 16.01.19

The immune system is central to human health and the focus of much medical research. Growing understanding of this crucial system in the body has led to major breakthroughs in medicine. Prof Paul Klenerman – a specialist in infectious diseases – describes the immune system, and how it works in health and disease. He discusses some of the more recent advances in harnessing the immune system for immunotherapies, for example in the treatment of cancers. Paul Klenerman is Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Professor of Immunology at the University of Oxford. He is also Immune Theme Lead at the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.
The immune system is central to human health and the focus of much medical research. Growing understanding of this crucial system in the body has led to major breakthroughs in medicine. Prof Paul Klenerman – a specialist in infectious diseases – describes the immune system, and how it works in health and disease. He discusses some of the more recent advances in harnessing the immune system for immunotherapies, for example in the treatment of cancers.
Paul Klenerman is Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Professor of Immunology at the University of Oxford. He is also Immune Theme Lead at the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.

 

Scibar – 21st November – Making Jet Engines Cool

Jet engines are designed to work at extremely high temperatures, pressures and accelerations. When an aeroplane is taking off, the temperatures can be as high as 2,200 degrees Celsius. At some points in the engine, the temperature of the air can be greater than the melting point of the parts inside. The only way this is possible is with the help of a state of-the art cooling system. Come along to hear how jet engines are cooled with Dr Priyanka Dhopade. She creates computer models of the flows inside a jet engine to predict the transfer of heat and design innovative cooling systems.

Big Data, Big Future! exhibition – Frideswide Square – 10th October to 10th November

Whether it is about our health, social media habits, or shopping obsessions, almost every action we take leaves a digital footprint. The unprecedented availability of this vast amount of information is revolutionising the way we do science. This outdoor exhibition interprets how clinicians, computer and social scientists at the Big Data Institute and many other groups analyse large and complex sets of data. Explore how Big Data science could help advance our societies and improve our lives.

Organised by British Science Association, Oxford Branch and Big Data Institute, Oxford University

This is a free, drop-in exhibition, so you don’t need to book a ticket

Part of IF: Oxford Science and Ideas Festival.