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INVITATION to Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Trying to Understand Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Is There a Role for Viruses?

INVITATION to Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Trying to Understand Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Is There a Role for Viruses?

We are pleased to invite you to an inaugural lecture: “Trying to Understand Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Is There a Role for Viruses?” and the celebration in connection with the appointment of Alkwin Wanders as Clinical Professor of Pathology at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University.

Time

20.05.2022 kl. 13.00 - 14.00

Description

Trying to Understand Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Is There a Role for Viruses?

1st June 2020, Alkwin Wanders was appointed as Clinical Professor of Pathology at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University and Senior Consultant at Department of Pathology, Aalborg University Hospital. 

He graduated in medicine from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany in 1988. Hereafter he studied transplant immunology at Uppsala University, Sweden with a Ph.D. degree in 1991, followed by a postdoc period. After two years in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital in Uppsala, he started training in pathology with a specialist degree in 2002. The sub-specialization in gastrointestinal- and liver pathology lead to an interest in research in inflammatory disorders in these fields. In 2015 he became an assistant professor at the University in Umeå, Sweden, and in 2019 he began as a senior consultant in gastrointestinal pathology at the University Hospital in Aalborg, Denmark.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects many people worldwide and increases its incidence. The condition comprises two different entities: Crohn´s disease and ulcerative colitis. The current basic understanding of IBD is that it represents a chronic inflammatory disorder in the gastrointestinal tract due to genetic and environmental factors imbalance. The exact mechanisms leading to the diseases are not fully understood despite intensive research. The current research focuses on detecting active virus infection in the histological specimen of IBD patients. A deeper understanding of the underlying pathophysiological principles will hopefully allow improved diagnosis and treatment of the patients. 

Time and place

The celebration will take place on Friday 20 May 2022 at 13.00 to approximately 14.00 at Auditorium Medicinerhuset. Medicinerhuset, 3. etage. Mølleparkvej 4, 9000 Aalborg. After the inaugural address, a reception will be held.

We are looking forward to hopefully seeing you for this celebration in honour of our above colleague.

Best regards

Department of Clinical Medicine

Host

Department of Clinical Medicine

Address

Auditorium Medicinerhuset. Medicinerhuset, 3. etage. Mølleparkvej 4, 9000 Aalborg.

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