The glycobiology of Guillain-Barre syndrome: from Alexander to Zika
16th David Smith Lecture. Join us in person or via Teams - e-mail for joining instructions
Hugh Willison is Professor of Neurology at the University of Glasgow. He has pioneered the global effort to understand the aetiological basis for the major cause of acute neuromuscular paralysis worldwide, Guillain Barré syndrome. His work generated a mechanistic model of acute immune-mediated nerve injury that has been adopted worldwide as the gold-standard. Recently he has been involved in the effort to understand Zika virus-associated GBS, studying epidemics throughout Latin America via European Union projects. Professor Willison is co-director of the European School of Neuroimmunology that has trained over 4000 young scientists and clinicians over 20 years. See
Date: 29 November 2022, 12:00 (Tuesday, 8th week, Michaelmas 2022)
Venue: Pharmacology, off Mansfield Road OX1 3QT
Venue Details: David Smith Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Professor Hugh Willison (Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow)
Organising department: Department of Pharmacology
Organiser: Carolyn Thackrah (University of Oxford, Department of Pharmacology)
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Host: Professor Fran Platt (Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford )
Part of: Pharmacology, Anatomical Neuropharmacology and Drug Discovery Seminars
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Carolyn Thackrah