The immune system under the microscope

Wednesday 7th Feb 2024, 9.12am

Your immune system is the body’s defence mechanism against disease. But have you ever considered what the immune system actually looks like?

Julia Salafranca, from the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, studies the immune system under the microscope. There are many different types of cells that help to keep you healthy, including neutrophils which kickstart the immune response. These specialist cells change shape during their lifetime, but scientists don’t know why.

Find out how Julia is investigating this shape shifting behaviour and the importance of these changes for developing disease treatments in this video.