DR. Seil Sagar was born on the 15th of August, 1982, in Baghdad, Iraq. She grew up in Baghdad where she also attended primary school. In November 1997 Seil moved to the Netherlands. She lived in Arnhem where she attended the International secondary school to learn the Dutch language. Seil attended high school for two years in Arnhem and then moved to Nijmegen from which she graduated in 2003. In the same year, she started her study Molecular Life Sciences at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. Seil finished her Bachelor in 2006 and her Master in 2008. Two days after graduation she started her PhD research project concerning the effect of beneficial bacteria and no digestible oligosaccharides as a treatment for chronic allergic asthma in murine models at the division of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; and the Department of Immunology, Danone Research, Centre for Specialised Nutrition in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Seil performed her PhD research project within the framework of the Dutch Top Institute Pharma Project D1- 101 ‘Exploitation of toll-like receptors in drug discovery’. On October 2nd, 2013, Seil obtained her PhD degree in Immunopharmacology from Utrecht University, The Netherlands. The thesis is entitled ‘Beneficial bacteria and non-digestible oligosaccharides for the treatment of chronic allergic asthma: modulation of immune response’. Dr. Sagar got the accreditation for a registered Pharmacologist in the Netherlands in August 2015. In March, 2014, Dr. Sagar started as a postdoctoral fellow in Sweden, at Lund University, Department of Experimental Medical Science, Division of Respiratory Immunopharmacology. In Lund Dr. Sagar investigated the regulation of antiviral innate immunity and airway inflammation during viral-induced (TLR3-mediated) exacerbations of asthma and COPD using primary structural cells and cells from healthy individuals and patients. Sagar published many research papers, reviews and book chapters in peer-reviewed international journals and books.
Immunology; Immunopharmacology; Respiratory Immunopharmacology.