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Osaka University Seminar
Dr. Slyviane Muller, founder of Lupuzor, presents at Osaka University, Japan, 10 April 2014
The IFReC was launched on October 1st, 2007 as part of the World Premier International (WPI) Research Center Program initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Since then the IFReC has engaged in high-level research that is expected to make it an internationally renowned research center in the field of immunology.
Immunology explores the mechanisms that protect the body against various pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. Because the immune system is essential for eliminating infectious pathogens from the body, its malfunction gives rise to various immune disorders including allergies, cancers, autoimmune diseases, and allograft rejection during transplantation.
The scientific aim of IFReC is to contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of the immune system by employing not only traditional immunology experiments, but also a variety of imaging and bioinformatics technologies. In order to accomplish this goal, IFReC has recruited a diverse team of imaging and informatics scientists. These efforts will enable immunologists to directly track the dynamic behavior of immune cells and their cell-to-cell networks in order to clarify how immune cells respond to pathogens and cancers in vivo.