Webinar, Vitamin D, Immunity and Covid-19
On Wednesday 24 February NuGO will organises, together with the COVID-19 Disease Map project and the ELIXIR Food and Nutrition Community, a webinar on: Vitamin D, Immunity and Covid-19 Guest lecturer: Martin Hewison, PhD, Professor of Molecular Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham
On Wednesday 24 February NuGO will organises, together with the COVID-19 Disease Map project and the ELIXIR Food and Nutrition Community, a webinar on: Vitamin D, Immunity and Covid-19Guest lecturer: Martin Hewison, PhD, Professor of Molecular Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham Content:In the last 10 years it has become clear that vitamin D may have a wide range of physiological benefits beyond its well-recognised effects on calcium homeostasis and bone metabolism. Vitamin D-deficiency is commonly linked to the bone disease rickets, but has recently been associated with other human health problems including common cancers, autoimmune disease, cardiovascular disease and adverse events in pregnancy. These extra-skeletal effects of vitamin D are best illustrated by its interaction with the immune system, with vitamin D demonstrating both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory immune activity. As a consequence, vitamin D supplementation has been explored for diverse immune disorders such as tuberculosis and autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. However, the immunomodulatory effects of vitamin D have been extended further to include acute respiratory infections such as common colds and influenza and, in the last year, effects on Covid-19 infection. The NUGO webinar will outline the research that has led to this new perspective on vitamin D and the immune system, and will also explore potential future applications for vitamin D supplementation. The link is: Webinar Registration - Zoom (Joining is free, but registration required) Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021Time: 2:00 PM | (UTC+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna | 1 hr Join from the meeting link https://unilu.webex.com/unilu/j.php?MTID=m80785b7c908c6492a51b9b221b0361f7 Join by meeting numberMeeting number (access code): 152 997 0143Meeting password: 3D8iWPXqFK3Join using Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Skype for BusinessDial The link is: Webinar Registration - Zoom (Joining is free, but registration required) The webinar will be presented by Martin Hewison, one of our collaborators from Birmingham. Martin also was Amadeo Muñoz García’s co-supervisor in a collaborative project on Vitamin D and immune cell maturation. The webinar is co-organised with the nutrigenomics organisation NuGO, the COVID-19 Disease Map project and ELIXIR.