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A seminar by Dr. Unanue was held on May 28.

A seminar titled "SELECTION OF UNIQUE PEPTIDES BY CLASS II MHC MOLECULES MODULATES THE CD4 T CELL RESPONSE" was held on May 28, 2009 at seminar room of Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University. The lecturer was Dr. Emil R. Unanue, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, USA.

Dr. Unanue is one of the top American immunologists, who is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and was a chair person of the Section of Microbiology & Immunology of NAS. Dr. Unanue has been recognized as a leader in studies of antigen and how T cells respond to it. He is a founder of a new field of study known as antigen presentation.

Dr. Unanue was awarded William B. Coley Award (1989), Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (1995), and Robert Koch Gold Medal (2005).

"From antigen processing to peptide-MHC binding" (Essay by Prof. Unanue)


The room was crowded with researchers and students, and several people had to stand during the lecture.


Dr. Emil R. Unanue and audience.