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Old wine in new bottles: rediscovering the importance of vitamin D for humans

17 March 2016

Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm
Venue: The Perrin Lecture Theatre, Blizard Institute, Newark Street, Whitechapel

Vitamin D – ‘the sunshine vitamin’ – was used to treat tuberculosis in the pre-antibiotic era. Until recently, its mechanisms of action were poorly understood. In his inaugural lecture, Adrian Martineau, Clinical Professor of Respiratory Infection and Immunity, will tell the story of how the effects of vitamin D on the immune system were unravelled, and describe future directions for research into the broader effects of vitamin D on human health.

The lecture will be followed by a drink reception in the Old Library, Garrod Building, Whitechapel. Attendance is free of charge but you must book a ticket to attend. Tickets can be obtained from Eventbrite.

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