Introductory Lecture by Prof. Federica Sallusto at ETH

Prof. Federica Sallusto
Prof. Federica Sallusto

Institutional Communication Service

16 October 2017

From February 1, 2017, Prof. Federica Sallusto, Director of the Center of Medical Immunology and Head of the Cellular Immunology Laboratory at IRB Institute for Research in Biomedicine (USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences at Bellinzona), is also Full Professor of Medical Immunology at the Department of Biology at ETH Zurich. The double chair is part of the framework agreement between USI and ETH for teaching and research. On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Prof. Sallusto gave her Introductory Lecture at the ETH. 

The professorship of Prof. Sallusto was made possible by generous donations from the Helmut Horten Foundation. An internationally renowned scientist, her work and research results have significantly contributed to the understanding of human immunology. Recently, she and her team have succeeded in developing a novel method for studying human T cells with defined characteristics for vaccination studies or in pathological clinical situations (e.g., autoimmune disorders).