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Date: Wednesday 01 December 2021

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

About the lecture

Although COVID-19 has effects throughout the body, respiratory system dysfunction is the most common cause of death and serious illness associated with the virus. Following infection, the immune system can injure the lungs, causing a potentially fatal reduction in the capacity of the body to absorb oxygen into the blood.

In this taster lecture, Dr James Buckley (Senior Lecturer in Physiology at St George’s, University of London) will introduce how the healthy respiratory system functions to ensure adequate oxygen supply, before discussing the mechanisms by which this process can be adversely impacted by COVID-19, potentially resulting in patients struggling to breathe, requiring artificial ventilation, and in many cases, dying.

About St George's, University of London

St George’s is the UK’s specialist health university and has been improving health for over 250 years. We are uniquely positioned as a leading expert in health education and have an outstanding record of research and innovation; our alumni include Edward Jenner, pioneer of the smallpox vaccine, and recent research has focused on tackling Covid-19. 

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