Jesper B. Moeller received his doctoral degree from University of Southern Denmark and postdoctoral training at Weill Cornell Medicine – Cornell University, New York, USA.
He has recently joined the Danish Institute for Advanced Study as fellow, after a 4-year postdoc at Weill Cornell Medicine – Cornell University. His research interests primarily focus on host-microbe interactions at barrier surfaces and their impact on health and disease.
Complex multicellular organisms such as animals have co-evolved with a vast repertoire of viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa, collectively referred to as the microbiota. In mammals the composition of the microbiota can influence a range of physiological processes, including metabolism, development and cell-function, and changes to the microbiota (referred to as dysbiosis) has been associated with susceptibility to numerous diseases.
Jesper B. Moeller’s resent works include significant contributions to the field of mucosal immunology, including pioneering work studying novel mechanisms in fungal immunity and neuro-immune cross-talks during intestinal inflammation, that has been published in top-tier peer-reviewed journals.
In this lecture, Jesper B. Moeller will cover two topics: A brief overview of our current understanding of the microbiota and its impact on human health and disease seen from a molecular immunologist point of view, and his current unpublished studies focusing on fungi and protozoa as modulators of human immunity in relation to intestinal disease.
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Please note that the Idea will be held on Zoom only due to the current COVID-19 restrictions.