Bruce Beutler, 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
Bruce Beutler discusses his work which led to the 2011 Nobel Prize, explaining why it is important and describing the forward genetic approach used. As he maintains, the two phenomena that he and his team study - host resistance to infection and inflammatory and autoimmune disease - are "objectively speaking, among the most important phenomena in all of biomedical science.” On 12 June, Bruce Beutler gave a second lecture to scientists at AstraZeneca’s Boston-based research and development centre, titled, "Random Germline Mutagenesis in the Analysis of Immunity”.
Highlights from the Lecture Event in Boston, Massachusetts
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Lecture at Whitehead Institute: How Microbes Activate the Immune System: A Forward Genetic Approach
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Lecture at AstraZeneca: Random Germline Mutagenesis in the Analysis of Immunity
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Photos from the Lecture Event
At Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Bruce Beutler delivered a talk titled, "How Microbes Activate the Immune System: A Forward Genetic Approach".
Bruce Beutler received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2011 for discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity. He shared the Prize with Jules Hoffmann and Ralph Steinman.
20 graduate students from Whitehead, MIT and Harvard sat down for an informal discussion with Bruce Beutler.
During the afternoon discussion at Whitehead, graduate students asked Bruce Beutler a variety of questions ranging from his academic beginnings to his advice on choosing the right research topic.
While at Whitehead, Bruce Beutler also sat down with Ph D candidate in Biology, Dina Faddah, for a short interview.
The following day, scientists and researchers at AstraZeneca's Boston site enjoyed a talk by Bruce Beutler, titled, "Random Germline Mutagenesis in the Analysis of Immunity".
Bruce Beutler participated in an open question and answer session, moderated by Manos Perros, head of AstraZeneca's Boston research centre.
The day at AstraZeneca concluded with roundtable discussions with senior scientists in specialised areas including immunology, infectious diseases and oncology.
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