Viruses and Innate Immunity - Special Topics 2011
Host recognition of viral infection is initiated by the innate immune system. This system detects the presence of highly conserved pathogen associated molecular patterns and danger signals common to viral infection. The response elicited after detection of viral infection by the innate immune system serves to limit viral replication, begin the clearance of virally infected cells and direct an appropriate adaptive immune response. This course will provide and overview of innate immunity to viral infection followed by discussions of examples of the contributions of innate immunity to antiviral responses and, in some cases, to viral pathogenesis.
This is part lecture and part literature-based discussion course, with a total of 10 sessions.
All sessions will start at 12:00 pm and will be held in the Stritch School of Medicine, Room 170.
All attendees are expected to have read the papers prior to the session. The papers for each discussion are linked below.