Naked Immunology Webinars
The latest science from expert speakers in the field
Immunology is a broad subject moving fast.
The Naked Immunology webinar series is here to help you stay up-to-date, with real science from expert speakers with a proven track record in the field.
Join us on this journey into immunology and discover how recent trends can lead to better and safer drug development! Below you’ll find the replays of the Naked Immunology webinars we held. Enjoy!
Webinar #5 – Epithelial barrier theory
June 30, 2023 – Dr. Cezmi Akdis
Exposure to everyday toxins and chemicals can disrupt epithelial barriers, leading to chronic inflammation, as revealed in extensive research utilizing innovative methods mimicking human tissues. This research also highlights the discovery of over 20 “rescue molecules” that have potential to mitigate these damaging effects, offering a new avenue towards healing damaged epithelial barriers and disease prevention.
Webinar #4 – Science behind epidermal & dermal vaccination
March 28, 2023 – Dr. Béhazine Combadière
The field of vaccination is currently at a turning point with new ideas and innovations, relying on basic research to understand and translate human immunity. The development of alternative routes of immunization for increased efficacy, such as intradermal and transcutaneous techniques, is becoming more popular due to advances in knowledge about the plasticity of antigen-presenting cells and the recruitment of inflammatory cells.
Webinar #3 – The Neuroimmune Regulation of Itch
September 30, 2022 – Dr. Brian Kim
The ability to sense the environment is essential to survival and is the primary purpose of the somatosensory nervous system. However, despite its presence in many conditions, the sensation of itch, and its importance in medicine, have been historically overlooked and under-appreciated.
This edition of Naked Immunology highlights how fundamental discoveries and the ensuing success of new therapeutics, have placed itch biology at the forefront of a translational revolution in the field of somatosensation and beyond.
Webinar #2 – Profiling Myeloid Cell Heterogeneity at Single Cell Level
May 10, 2022 – Dr. Florent Ginhoux
Myeloid cells are key players when it comes to immunity! Understanding their differentiation pathway and how their activation status can modulate the development of pathological features in a broad range of inflammatory diseases is crucial to finding new therapeutic targets for drug development.
Lately, next generation transcriptomic analyses, such as single cell RNAseq coupled with bioinformatics, have allowed scientists to understand how myeloid cells (e.g., dendritic cells) can be primed to modulate T cell activation in atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. These data can also be used to recreate the full immune cell landscape in the skin.
Webinar #1 – MRGPRX2+ Mast Cells : From Biology to Clinical Perspective in Skin Immunology
March 9, 2022 – Dr. Nicolas Gaudenzio
Mast cells are tissue-resident immune cells best known for their detrimental role in allergic disorders via their expression of the high affinity IgE receptor (FceRI). Recently, the discovery of MRGPRX2 as a key receptor that regulates many aspects of mast cell biology, has opened new avenues for the field. In this webinar we discuss how skin mast cells integrate different stimuli to regulate their activation program and the consequences on frequent dermatoses. We also emphasize the importance of bidirectional communications between sensory neurons and MRGPRX2+ mast cells in the development of type 2 immunity-driven skin inflammation.