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Vijay Kumar

University of Queensland

Dr. Kumar is the recipient of the prestigious 'Piero Periti Review Article Award” for the year 2008, awarded by the Journal of Chemotherapy in the field of immunomodulation and antimicrobials for the article entitled 'Innate Immunity in Sepsis Pathogenesis and Its Modulation: New Immunomodulatory Targets Revealed.”


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The inflammatory immune response is a key defense mechanism generated to protect the host from foreign pathogens, antigens, allergens, and xenobiotics. However, the inflammatory immune response dysregulation and prolongation proves detrimental to the host during acute infection and trauma. Also, the chronic persistence of the inflammatory immune response leads to the development of cancer and autoimmune diseases. Hence, the study of inflammation and the inflammatory process in detail becomes essential to decrease the inflammation-induced mortality and the organ-loss along with defeating cancer and autoimmune diseases. However, the process of inflammation has been known before the Hippocrates to ancient Indian Ayurvedic physicians, dating back to 1500BCE and 600 BCE. The continuous advancement in the field has opened several new avenues in inflammation research and inflammatory diseases. Lots of advancement in the field has been made with development in the field of immunology, epigenetics, and genetics.

This book intends to provide the readers with advanced information in different aspects (immunological, genetic, epigenetic, and immunometabolic reprogramming) of inflammation and inflammatory diseases.

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Date completed: September 1st 2020

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Deadline for chapter proposals: September 29th 2020

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Review results due: February 16th 2021

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Expected publication date: April 17th 2021

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Vijay Kumar

University of Queensland

Dr. Kumar has more than 13 years of research experience in the field of bacterial sepsis along with other acute bacterial infections (i.e., pneumonia), innate immunity, and inflammation. He completed his PhD degree in June 2009 from the Department of Microbiology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Thereafter, he moved internationally and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at various hospitals and universities in Canada, that is, Sainte-Justine Hospital, University de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec (2009–2010); Queens’s University, Kingston, ON (2010–2012); and Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (2012–2013). He worked with Translational Immunology Group at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (2014–2015). Currently, he is working with Children Health Clinical Unit, Faculty of Medicine at University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Dr. Kumar is the recipient of the prestigious 'Piero Periti Review Article Award” for the year 2008, awarded by the Journal of Chemotherapy in the field of immunomodulation and antimicrobials for the article entitled 'Innate Immunity in Sepsis Pathogenesis and Its Modulation: New Immunomodulatory Targets Revealed.” He is the recipient of junior research and senior research fellowship [JRF and SRF (2004–2009)] offered by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, India. Till now, he has published 40 publications in peer-reviewed international journals in this field. He is also serving as an invited reviewer for many international journals.

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