Webinar on

Microbiology and Immunology

Dubai, UAE   November 13, 2020


Theme: Discovering the New Challenges in the field of Microbiology and Immunology

We are overwhelmed to welcome you to participate in the Webinar on Microbiology and Immunology to be held on November 13, 2020 in Dubai, UAE.(GMT+4). We take an extraordinary joy welcoming the specialists, staff, senior members, doctors, medicinal services experts for taking an interest in the webinar. The primary theme of the webinar is “Discovering the New Challenges in the field of Microbiology and Immunology" our aim is to promote awareness regarding the havoc caused by the growth and evolution of microbes as well as the benefits we get from these microscopic organisms. We are inviting brilliant minds to unveil their latest ideas at Microbiology and Immunology Online Event.

It is the study of bacteria that deals with its morphology, biochemistry, genetics and mechanism of action. It also includes identification and classification of bacterial species based on their specific properties. The study of their structure and mechanisms is necessary to understand the cause of various chronic infectious diseases and carry out methods to prevent and cure of these infections.

Viruses, Viroid’s and Prions
Viruses, being the most peculiar infectious agent, are living inside the host and incapable of replicating outside the host. They are surviving since millions of years with a simple structure having nucleic acid wrapped by a protein coat. There are microorganisms like viroid’s that exist without a protective covering and then there are prions which are infectious proteins responsible for neurodegenerative diseases.

Evolutionary Microbiology and Antibiotic Resistance
Evolutionary microbiology deals with the alterations in genetic material of microorganisms according to the changes in their environment or because of selection pressure. This plays a very important role in development of resistance mechanisms in bacteria against antibiotics. The study of microbial evolution is required for manufacturing of target-associated drugs and antibiotics to control bacterial infections.

Microbial Genetics
It involves the study of genetic material of microorganisms which plays a pivotal role in their growth, replication and infection. Transfer of genetic material from one microorganism to another cause development of highly resistant infectious agents.

Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology
Infectious diseases are caused by microscopic microorganisms that can be transmitted from one person to another. This causes havoc in the environment leading to increase in mortality rate. Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states, and the application of this study for the control of diseases and other health problems.

Antimicrobial Peptides and Antibiotics
Antimicrobial peptides are short stretch of amino acids, involved in innate immune response of all classes of life. Their antimicrobial property can be utilized in production of advanced antibiotics. Researchers have gained their interest in these short peptides for the development of potent drugs.

Host-Pathogen Interaction
Interaction between host and pathogen involves how the pathogen survives, grows and cause infection inside the host. There are multiple mechanisms followed by different pathogens that lead to development of symptoms of a disease.

Microbial Pathogenesis
It involves the mechanisms by which microorganisms cause infection in the host. It also describes the origin and development of a disease and if it is acute, chronic or recurrent. These are steps of pathogenesis that include infection, inflammation, and malignancy and tissue breakdown. The knowledge gained by research in pathogenesis can be beneficial for the manufacture of highly effective drugs and potent medicine.

Vaccines and Immunity
Our immune system consists of specific cells like B and T cells and macrophages that protect us from advancement of a disease during primary infection. After secondary infection, it prevents the development of symptoms in our body. Vaccines are made on the basis of this concept of immunity, as these are dead or weak forms of microorganisms injected into our body to immunize against a particular infection.

Immunology is nothing but the study of the immune system and is a most important branch of the medical and biological sciences. The immune system helps us to protect us from infection through various lines of defence. If the immune system is not working as it should, it can result in disease, such as autoimmunity, allergy and cancer. It has now become clear that immune responses contribute to the development of many common disorders not traditionally viewed as immunologic, including metabolic, cardiovascular, and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s.

Immune System
The immune system is a vast system of structures and processes that has evolved to protect us from disease. Molecular and cellular components are involved in making the immune system. Science has divided the function of components   into nonspecific mechanisms, those which are innate to an organism, and responsive responses, which are adaptive to specific pathogens. Fundamental or classical immunology helps in study of the components that make up the innate and adaptive immune system

  • Innate immune System
  • Adaptive immune System

Autoimmunity & Immune Responses
The way through a body reacts and defends itself against bacteria, viruses and other substances that are foreign and harmful is called as Immune response. It is the duty of the immune system to make our bodies free from harmful invaders be recognizing and responding to antigens. Typically proteins, antigens reside of the surface of cells, virus’s fungi or bacteria but antigens also may be nonliving, toxins, chemicals. Drugs and foreign particles like splinters. The work of immune system is to recognize and destroys antigen containing substances.

  • Cellular Immune responses
  • Interferon- dependent Immune responses
  • Humoral Immunity
  • Bacteriology
  • Viruses, Viroid's and Prions
  • Microbiology and Antibiotic Resistance
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology
  • Antimicrobial Peptides and Antibiotics
  • Host-Pathogen Interaction
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Vaccines and Immunity
  • Immunology
  • Immune System
  • Autoimmunity & Immune Responses