The pressing need for within-host models of the pulmonary immune response
Thursday, June 17 at 09:30am (PDT)Thursday, June 17 at 05:30pm (BST)Friday, June 18 01:30am (KST)
Luis Sordo Vieira (Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, University of Florida, United States), Marissa Renardy (University of Michigan/Applied BioMath, United States), Tracy Stepien (Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, United States)
Respiratory pathogens and other pulmonary conditions will remain as leading threats to human health in the foreseeable future. The COVID-19 pandemic exemplified how mathematical models are integral to a quick and effective response to mitigating respiratory infections. Although many epidemiological models exist for the spread of disease, there is a need for within-host computational models of the immune response to respiratory pathogens that can be personalized to predict host-centric responses. This minisymposium will feature talks by clinicians discussing the leading problems in pulmonology, experimentalists discussing available tools for data acquisition including animal models, and computational modelers discussing models of the immune response to leading respiratory pathogens and related conditions.