How controlling the movement of cells can lead the fight against cancer, infection and autoimmune disease.
Imperceptible to the naked eye, our bodies are in perpetual motion. Continual cellular movement is a normal, indeed vital physiological function, assisting our growth, maintenance and immune systems.
When the body comes under certain forms of attack, however, it’s a very different story. Cellular movement becomes our enemy, facilitating the spread of cancers and the development of autoimmune disease.
But what if that movement could be isolated and controlled? Could these pathologies be slowed, halted or even prevented?
Research at the University of Adelaide’s School of Molecular and Biomedical Science appears to be saying, “Yes”. And in this inspiring presentation, Professor Shaun McColl explains how.
About the Speaker
Professor Shaun McColl
is Head of Chemokine Biology and Deputy Head of the School of Molecular and Biomedical Science at The University of Adelaide. He is a former Research Fellow at the Australian National University and has over 100 published articles, reviews and book chapters.