• Sabra Klein, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (USA)
  • Molly Ingersoll, Research Director, Institut Cochin and Institut Pasteur (France)


  • Neeloffer Mookherjee, Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Immunology, University of Manitoba; CIHR Sex and Gender Science Chair – Respiratory & Circulatory Health (Canada)

Presentation 1: Importance of sex in biomedical research: Introduction (Neeloffer Mookherjee)

  • Why is biological sex an important variable to consider in biomedical research, an introduction to the topic of the webinar.

Presentation 2: Sex differences in immunity and protection against respiratory viruses (Sabra Klein)

  • Biological sex impacts the pathogenesis of infections caused by influenza viruses and SARS-CoV-2
  • Biological sex intersects with age to impact vaccine-induced immunity and protection
  • Both sex steroid hormones and genetic factors impact immunity against respiratory viruses

Presentation 3: Sex differences in the response to urinary tract infections (Molly Ingersoll)

  • Biological sex impacts outcomes in UTI
  • Mouse models can be used to dissect underlying mechanisms of the influence of sex hormones
  • Human studies can help to define sex-based differences in the immune response to microbes

This live webinar including an interactive Q&A session was broadcast on 13 December 2022.

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