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Academic half-hours – How the body defends itself against parasites

Speaker: Tomáš Korytář

Diseases caused by blood parasites claim millions of human lives every year. In this lecture, we will use examples of the main parasite representatives to show what techniques they use to infect their hosts and what weapons the immune system has to destroy them. We will also take a journey back in time to a time when the rules were set and explore the role that jellyfish played in this age-old battle.