The lung vascular endothelium as an innate sensor of respiratory virues and its significance in the immunopathology of respiratory viral infections
Speaker: dr hab. Maciej Chałubiński, Medical University in Łódź
Talk: The lung vascular endothelium as an innate sensor of respiratory virues and its significance in the immunopathology of respiratory viral infections
Time: 13.01.2023, 9:00 am
Venue: Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology, Abrahama 58, hall 042B
Maciej Chałubiński, MD, PhD, is a clinician, specializing in allergology, internal medicine, and continuing with a clinical immunology specialization. After graduation with a medical degree from the Medical University of Łódź (2002) Maciej carried out postgraduate research training at Utrecht University in the Netherlands; in 2008 he obtained his PhD in Immunology through the training at the Department of Clinical Immunology, Rheumatology and Allergy at the University of Łódź.
In 2008-2010 Maciej held a post-doctoral position at the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF) in Davos at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, funded by a fellowship of the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network (GA2LEN) under by 6th EU Research Framework as well as the fellowship from European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI). He returned to his home university in 2010 as a teaching adjunct and then between 2012-2016 Maciej was leading the Laboratory of Tissue Immunopharmacology, at the Department of Internal Diseases and Clinical Pharmacology. He was awarded habilitation in internal medicine in 2016.
Currently Maciej is the head of the Department of Immunology and Allergy, where he combines clinical duties with research involvement. Maciej obtained funding for multiple research projects from National Science Centre projects; he also chairs Polish sides of two Horizon EU consortia. In addition, he is actively participating in the organization and editorial involvement, as the president of the thematic section of the Polish Society of Allergology: "Microbiom, infections and allergy", and Editor in Chief of “Allergy, Asthma, Immunology ‐ clinical review”. He is an author of 42 international scientific articles in the field of immunology, virology, allergy, and cardiology, including publications in Allergy and J Allergy Clin Immunol as well as an author of book chapters in allergology.
Maciej’s research interests involve the role of the lung vascular endothelium and bronchial epithelium in the immunopathology of airway viral infections and asthma, innate immunity, trained immunity, and allergy.