Nobel Laureate Bruce Beutler will speak on "The Global Struggle Against Infectious Disease"
20 January 2015


Professor Prof. Bruce Beutler, a 2011 Nobel Laureate for Medicine, will speak on "The global struggle against infectious disease" on Monday, February 2 at 2 pm at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, Hall A, hosted by Naresuan University (information and free seat reservations are available via phone 055-962-381, fax 055-962-380 and email

Prof. Bruce Beutler is a 2011 Nobel Laureate for Medicine and the Director of the Center for the Genetics of Host Defense at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Having worked as an immunologist for the past 26 years, he isolated mouse tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and discovered its inflammatory effects. He was the first to use anti-TNF antibodies to block inflammation in animals and invented recombinant inhibitors of TNF activity, now widely used in clinical medicine as in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. His discoveries have opened up new avenues for the prevention and therapy of infections, cancer and inflammatory diseases.