Last Friday, Professor John Hamilton, from the University of Melbourne, gave a great talk entitled “Colony stimulating factors, macrophages and inflammatory/auto-immune disease” at the Malaghan Institue in Wellington.
Professor Hamilton is Director of the Arthritis & Inflammation Research Centre at the University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Melbourne (Australia).
Recent research has suggested that reducing/depleting a person’s colony-stimulating factors (CSF) could help treat inflammatory/auto-immune disease. In this talk, the professor discusses the biological features of CSFs, the likely outcomes of targeting them, and also highlights the outstanding questions which still need to be asked.
His talk can be listened to below: