Autoimmunity: is your body trying to kill you?

11 May 2022, 17:30:00
Bagpipers Inn
Stockholm

Your immune system is the network of cells and tissues which the amazing ability to work together to defend you from viruses, bacteria, and infection. It tries to identify, kill, and eliminate the invaders that might hurt you. However, what happens when your immune system starts to attack your own body? This process is called autoimmunity. There are more than 80 autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. It courses with inflammation and pain. Autoimmunity affects millions of people worldwide, especially women. So, how can we treat autoimmunity?

Autoimmunity: is your body trying to kill you?

Laura Romero Castillo

I did my Ph.D. in Spain in a project based on the use of nanotechnology in multiple sclerosis disease. Later, 2 years ago, I started a postdoctoral position at KI. I continue working in the field of autoimmune diseases, but this time my project is focused on developing a vaccine against rheumatoid arthritis.