Cluster Seminar: Santiago Gonzales

September 24, 2019 - September 24, 2019


Dr. Santiagio F. Gonazales
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Università della Svizzera italiana

In vivo study of the inflammatory response that follows vaccination in the draining lymph node

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 11:00 a.m

Lecture Hall, Lehrgebäude (Building 10)
Venusberg-Campus 1, 53127 Bonn

Prof. Veronika Lukacs-Kornek


Santiago F. González holds two PhD degrees, one in microbiology from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and one in immunology from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). He has been awarded three EU Marie Curie Fellowships. He found during his work in Harvard that dendritic cells residing in the lymph node medulla use the lectin receptor SIGN-R1 to capture lymph-borne influenza virus and promote humoral immunity. These results have important implications for the generation of durable humoral immunity to viral pathogens through vaccination and were published in Nature Immunology. In November 2012 he joined the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Bellinzona as a group leader studying pathogen-host interaction.