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Prof. Luís Graça University of Lisbon, Portugal1 Talk
Luis Graca has an MD from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and a PhD in transplant immunology from the University of Oxford, UK. He is currently Professor of Immunology at the University of Lisbon Medical School, directing a research group at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular. His most significant scientific... read morecontributions have been related to the field of transplantation and autoimmunity. Graca has worked on strategies to overcome transplant rejection, as well as in the induction of immune tolerance in autoimmunity and allergy. Among these topics, he has been especially interested in the biology of different types of regulatory T cells, namely T follicular regulatory cells – a cell type he co-discovered. His recent interests include the development of strategies for stratification of immune-mediated diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome or lupus, based on blood biomarkers.