Topical Collection for Immunity & Ageing: Comparative Immunosenescense by Graham Pawelec.
Graham Pawelec is Professor of Experimental Immunology at the University of Tübingen, Germany, where he led the Tübingen Ageing and Tumour Immunology (TATI) group from 1999 to 2017. He is currently affiliated with the Health Sciences North Research Institute of Canada, Sudbury, ON, and is a Visiting Professor at Nottingham Trent University, King´s College London, and Manchester University, UK. His research interests remain centered on immunogerontology in the context of cancer immunology and immunotherapy, and vaccination.
Comparative Immunosenescense is a topical collection of the journal Immunity & Ageing. Our knowledge of the negative consequences of the important differences of immune function seen in younger and older individuals is scarce, and mostly limited to humans, mice and to some extent monkeys and companion animals. However, comparative studies of the health impacts of immune ageing in other species, potentially including invertebrates, and in kingdoms other than animals, are scarcer still, but might shed light on some common features required for survival in a dangerous world. This Topical Collection accordingly aims to solicit papers on any aspect of immune ageing in species other than humans and mice. Reviews, original articles, commentaries, hypotheses and opinion pieces are all very welcome.
This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process.
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