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BC Children’s Hospital Discovery Talks

September 20, 2019, 2019

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Discovery Talks are the research community’s international seminar series. Featuring influential research leaders from around the globe, the series promotes knowledge exchange, fosters international collaborations and showcases the latest innovations in research.

The Healthy Starts Theme and Childhood Diseases Theme at BC Children’s Hospital presents:

The immune system of human newborns is shaped by environmental exposures early in life

Dr. Petter Brodin

Dr. Petter Brodin, MD
Associate Professor, Immunology, Karolinska Institutet
Director, SciLifeLab National Mass Cytometry Facility, Solna, Sweden

Learning Objectives:

  • An overview of recent technical advances in studying newborn immune systems
  • Current understanding of preterm and term immune system developments
  • Our current understanding of immune-microbe symbiosis and its establishment early in life


The seminar is scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2019, 3 to 4 p.m. at the Chan Centre for Family Health Education, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (Map). Refreshments will follow in the Chieng Family Atrium. Please email to RSVP or for more information.


Discovery Talks is accredited as a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. CME credits are available for all participants.

About the Speaker

Dr. Petter Brodin studied medicine at Karolinska Institutet and graduated in 2011, when he also defended his PhD thesis in immunology at the same institution. He subsequently joined the Mark Davis laboratory at Stanford University, California. There, Dr. Brodin studied human immune system variation and the influences of heritable and non-heritable factors (Brodin et al, Cell 2015). In 2013, he was recruited back to Sweden and the newly established Science for Life Laboratory in Solna to build up a national facility for mass cytometry and to form his own research group. Dr. Brodin and his team members have since continued to develop methods to profile human immune systems at the system level in health and disease. He also specializes in pediatrics and has more recently focused on early human immune systems development, and the influences of environmental factors.


September 20, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
950 West 28th Avenue
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BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute