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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Anni Kleino, AIAS Fellow

Amyloid fold. Nature’s Swiss army knife or a Trojan horse?

Info about event

Time

Monday 26 February 2018,  at 14:15 - 16:15

Location

The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C

Contact

AIAS

Abstract

Amyloid fibrils are highly organized protein structures that play a role in multiple biological processes, but also in human disease. In this talk, I will describe the many functions of amyloidal proteins in organisms ranging from microbes to man, and discuss the cross-talk of microbial amyloids and our immune system.

Short bio

Anni Kleino is a biochemist interested in host-microbe interactions, and the regulation of innate immunity. Before joining AIAS, she studied the evolutionarily conserved molecular mechanisms that allow fruit flies defend themselves against various microorganisms. Her postdoctoral research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA, fueled her interest in functional amyloids, which she discovered to regulate some of these innate immune responses.

Anni Kleino's project at AIAS

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary.  Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.