Immunology Seminar Series, Seppo Meri

    May 18th at 14:00
    Virtual event



    Seppo Meri, University of Helsinki: Role of complement in pregnancy disorders

    Host: Riitta Lahesmaa ( )
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    Registration to this event closes May 17th at 12:00.

    Immunology seminar series is jointly organised by Finnish Society for Immunology, InFLAMES Flagship and Turku Bioscience.
    For further information contact Anne Lahdenperä ( ) or Riitta Lahesmaa ( ), University of Turku

    Seppo Meri, MD, PhD, is Professor of Immunology at the Medical Faculty, University of Helsinki, Finland, and the Chief Physician of Research in Microbiology at HUSLAB, laboratory of the Helsinki University Hospital. He is also a visiting professor at the Humanitas University, Milan, Italy. His medical specialty is in Clinical Microbiology.

    Professor Meri served as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas in 1988 and in 1989–90 as an EMBO fellow at MRC, Cambridge, UK. His research interests include diseases related to disturbances in complement regulation and reasons for increased susceptibility to microbial infections. He has published ≈ 270 original research articles and 130 reviews or textbook chapters on complement, autoimmunity and microbial escape of immunity.

    He has been the President of the Scandinavian Society for Immunology 2001-2007 and of the European Complement Network 2001-2003. He served as the Secretary General of the International Union of Immunological Societies 2010-2016 and as a member of the FEBS Publication Committee 2014-2018. He is a Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters since 2009.


    Selected publications:

    Reichhardt MP, Lundin K, Lokki AI, Recher G, Vuoristo S, Katayama S, Tapanainen JS, Kere J, Meri S*, Tuuri T*. Complement in human pre-implantation embryos: Attack and defense. Front Immunol. 10:2234, 2019. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.02234

    Teirilä L, Heikkinen-Eloranta J, Kotimaa J, Meri S, Lokki AI. Regulation of the complement system and immunological tolerance in pregnancy. Semin Immunol. 45:101337, 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.smim.2019.101337

    Kaartinen K, Martola L, Aaltonen S, Meri S. Diagnostic Dilemma of Thrombotic Microangiopathy in Pregnancy. Kidney Int Rep. 6:529-533, 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2020.10.036

    Lokki AI, Teirilä L, Triebwasser M, Daly E, Bhattacharjee A, Uotila L, Llort Asens M, Kurki MI, Perola M, Auro K, Salmon JE, Daly M, Atkinson JP, Laivuori H, Fagerholm S, Meri S; Finnpec. Dysfunction of complement receptors CR3 (CD11b/18) and CR4 (CD11c/18) in pre-eclampsia: a genetic and functional study. BJOG. Feb 4, 2021. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.16660