BC Children's Hospital - Discovery Talks

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Location 

Chan Centre for Family Health Education 
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver

Intended Audience 
Research staff, clinicians, trainees

The Healthy Starts Theme and & Childhood Diseases Theme at BC Children's Hospital presents a Discovery Talk by Dr. Petter Brodin titled: The immune system of human newborns is shaped by environmental exposures early in life.

Dr. Petter Brodin studied medicine at Karolinska Institutet and graduated in 2011, when he also defended his PhD thesis in immunology at the same institution. He subsequently joined the Mark Davis laboratory at Stanford University, California. There, Dr. Brodin studied human immune system variation and the influences of heritable and non-heritable factors. In 2013, he was recruited back to Sweden and the newly established Science for Life Laboratory in Solna to build up a national facility for mass cytometry and to form his own research group. Dr. Brodin and his team members have since continued to develop methods to profile human immune systems at the system level in health and disease. He also specializes in pediatrics and has more recently focused on early human immune systems development, and the influences of environmental factors.

Learn more at https://bcchr.ca/discoverytalks.