Science Café – Understanding How Our Immune System Fights Viruses

Science Café – Understanding How Our Immune System Fights Viruses

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Add to calendar

Location Details

Virtual Science Café via Zoom Webinar. Please register using the link below, and further details will be emailed to you closer to the event.

Contact Information

Office of the Dean of Science, 613-520-4388,



About this Event

Host Organization: Office of the Dean of Science
More Information: Please click here for additional details.

Guest Speaker: Edana Cassol, Professor, Department of Health Sciences

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work. It has also increased public awareness of newly emerging viruses. Our immune system plays a critical role in protecting us from viral infections. However, if these responses are not tightly regulated, they can cause damage to surrounding tissues. In this Science Café, Professor Cassol will discuss how the immune system recognizes and responds to viruses, and how dysregulation of these processes can contribute to the development of disease. She will also discuss her recent research evaluating how metabolism can be used to fine tune antiviral immune responses.

About the Science Café

Come and virtually join us for a lively discussion around a scientific issue of the day. Be prepared to be informed, engaged and even amused, as our professors share their scientific discoveries with you. All are welcome. For more information, please contact the Faculty of Science by email at