- 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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