A tentative title presentation: “Unconventional regulators of innate immune responses”.
Terje Espevik is professor of Cell Biology at NTNU. He is the director for Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR) which is a centre of excellence funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The strategy of his research is to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms that inflammasomes, Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and the complement system are using to mount sterile and non-sterile inflammatory responses. His group has a long track record and has made several significant contributions within innate immunity and host defence over the last 25 years. The main goal of his research is to develop new methods for better diagnosis and therapy for diseases where inflammation plays a role in the pathology.