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Virtual PhD defence: Katrine Schou Sandgaard

The remarkable plasticity of the paediatric immune system

2021.01.18 | Graduate School of Health

Date Fri 29 Jan
Time 14:00 16:00
Location Online via Zoom

Friday 29 January at 14.00, Katrine Schou Sandgaard defends her PhD dissertation entitled "The remarkable plasticity of the paediatric immune system".

HIV-1 infection is still a chronic infection and children with HIV-1 are treated lifelong to control the infection. Planned antiretroviral treatment interruption (PTI) has been investigated extensively as a treatment strategy in HIV-1 infected individuals. PTI has been explored as a way of boosting anti-HIV-1 immunity by increasing the expression of HIV-1 antigens. A previous trial (The SMART trial) showed that PTI in adults with HIV-1 significantly increased the risk of opportunistic disease or death, as compared with continuous treatment, and was therefore terminated. In contrast, the PENTA 11 trial was a PTI study in children and was allowed to continue as most children remained clinically and immunologically well. 

The summary is written by the PhD student.   

The defence is public and takes place online via Zoom. Please read the attached press release for more information.


PhD student Katrine Schou Sandgaard 

Mail: katrineschousandgaard@clin.au.dk     

Phone: (+45)  29717498        

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