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An inaugural lecture by Professor Graham Pockley

The immune system and you

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A correctly functioning immune system lies at core of health and wellbeing, but in what way does the immune system impact on our lives, and how can our understanding of it help us to prevent and manage disease? Join us for this lecture to find out.

  • From: Wednesday 23 March 2016, 12 am
  • To: Wednesday 23 March 2016, 12 am
  • Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 23 March 2016, 12.00 am
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The immune system protects us from potentially deadly infection and drives the rejection of organ and cell transplants. If not controlled properly, the immune system triggers autoimmune disease and can influence successful pregnancy. The immune system is also a vital element in our protection against cancer, yet tumours can avoid attack by controlling immune responses that are directed against them.

Recent insights into the immunological relationships between tumours and the tumour-bearing host, and the mechanisms by which cancers can modify immune responses that are directed against them, are revolutionising the development of new and more effective therapeutic approaches and the treatment and management of cancer. These new insights are also informing the development of new approaches for managing autoimmune disease and transplant recipients.

Professor Pockley will draw on his career as an immunologist in a number of different settings to provide an overview of the immune system in health and disease and an exciting insight into the new immunological approaches that are being used to manage and treat cancer.



  • 6.00 pm – Drinks and canapés
  • 6.30 pm – Lecture
  • 7.30 pm – Buffet
  • 9.00 pm – Close


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If you would like to attend this lecture, please book your free place by clicking on the 'add to basket' tab at the top of this page. 

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 3540


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Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS


If you are planning to drive to Clifton campus and are using satnav, please type in the postcode NG11 8NS. There is ample free parking available on site. 

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