Title: The emergence of natural killer cells as a major target for immunotherapy

Speaker: A/Prof Fernando Guimaraes, Frazer Institute

Bio: Fernando Guimaraes leads the Translational innate immunotherapy group at the University of Queensland's Frazer Institute. Fernando’s research group is identifying novel regulators of immune functions, and developing Natural Killer (NK) cell-based immunotherapies for a spectrum of diseases. Fernando completed a doctoral degree at the Institute Pasteur, Paris/France and postdoctoral training at QIMR-Berghofer and WEHI where he developed expertise in cancer immunoediting and immunotherapy. Fernando’s research has been recognised with multiple awards including the 2019 Researcher of the Year by CCA, the 2020 QLD Young Tall Poppy Science Award, the 2020 UQDI Rising Star Award, the 2022 Frazer Institute's Mentor of the Year Award.

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