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"Influenza evolution: a major challenge in vaccine development" Innovation Grand Rounds by Nicholas Wu, Ph.D.

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Location
https://go.illinois.edu/innovationgrandrounds
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Oct 8, 2021   12:00 - 1:30 pm  
Speaker
Assistant Professor Nicholas Wu, Biochemistry
Contact
Angie Ellis
E-Mail
amellis@illinois.edu
Phone
217-300-1910
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Influenza evolution: a major challenge in vaccine development

 

by Nicholas Wu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry

 

 

Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Innovation Grand Rounds

 

Friday, October 8, 2021

 

noon – 1:00 p.m. Presentation by Nicholas Wu

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Reflection & Dialogue

Virtual: go.illinois.edu/innovationgrandrounds

 

Abstract:

The effectiveness of the seasonal influenza vaccine is far from ideal. Dr. Nicholas Wu will highlight the shortcomings of conventional egg-grown influenza vaccine and the challenge of developing a universal influenza vaccine due to the evolutionary capacity of the virus. His talk will also describe a high-throughput experimental approach to examine the replication fitness of many mutations in parallel.

 

Biography:

Dr. Nicholas Wu is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with joint appointments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Department of Biochemistry and Carle Illinois College of Medicine int he Department of Biomedical and Translational Sciences. He received his B.S. from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He then completed his postdoctoral training at Scripps Research. At UIUC, the Wu lab studies the molecular features of interaction between antibodies and viral antigens.

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