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Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences : Infection & Immunity at Suzhou,China

Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences : Infection & Immunity at Suzhou,China

Infection & Immunity
Suzhou, China
September 8 – 12, 2011

Abstract Deadline: July 20, 2011

Shizuo Akira, Osaka University, Japan
Xuetao Cao, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China
Genhong Cheng, University of California Los Angeles, USA
Luke O'Neill, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Infection & Immunity which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Thursday September 8, and will conclude after lunch on Monday September 12, 2011.

This conference retains the essence of the prestigious Cold Spring Harbor NY meetings series, a program now in its 76th year. The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in infection and immunity research. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance.

Major Topics:

- Pattern recognition and innate immunity
- Innate immune signaling
- Stem cell and immune development
- Transcriptional control of immune response
- Immune response to viral infections
- Immune response to bacterial infections
- Vaccines against infections

Keynote Speaker and his Presentation Title:

David Baltimore (California Institute of Technology, USA): Control of NF-kB-activated Transcription

Confirmed Invited Speakers and their Presentation Titles:

Rafi Ahmed (Emory University School of Medicine, USA): Immunological Memory

Shizuo Akira (Osaka University, JAPAN): Regnase-1, a zinc finger domain containing nuclease involved in IL-6mRNA degradation

Antonio Bertoletti (Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, SINGAPORE): Strategies to Restore Defective Virus-specific Immunity in chronic HBV infection

Michael Bevan (Howard Hughes Medical Inst., U. Washington, USA): Controlling CD8 Responses in the Presence and Absence of Inflammation

Jeremy Boss (Emory University, USA): Transcription and epigenetic regulation of programmed death-1 during viral infection and T cell activation

Andrew Bowie (Trinity College Dublin, IRELAND): The ‘how’ and ‘why’ of intracellular DNA sensing by the innate immune system

Xuetao Cao (Chinese Academy of Medcial Sciences, CHINA): Cross-regulation of innate immune response

Zhijian (James) Chen (UTSW Medical Center/HHMI, USA): MAVS – A Marvelous Mitochondrial Anti-Viral Signaling Protein

Genhong Cheng (University of California Los Angeles, USA): Crosstalk between innate immune response to viral infection and host metabolism

Takashi Fujita (Kyoto University, JAPAN): Non-self RNA Sensing Mechanism of RIG-I Helicase and Activation of Antiviral Immune Responses

Laurie Glimcher (Harvard School of Public Health, USA): Viral replication and its detection by RIG-I-Like Receptors: Formation of RIG-I granules and signal transduction through mitochondrion

Veit Hornung (Universitätsklinikum Bonn, USA): Intracellular DNA sensing
Shigeo Koyasu (Keio University School of Medicine, JAPAN): Natural helper cell and the type-2 innate immune responses

Atsushi Kumanogoh (Osaka University, WPI Immunology Frontier Research Center, JAPAN): Regulation of Immune Cell Responses by Semaphorins and Their Receptors

Claude Leclerc (Institute Pasteur, FRANCE): New paradigms for the development of efficient vaccines for adults and neonates

Foo Y Liew (University of Glasgow, UK): The role of novel cytokines in Infection and Immunity

Yong-Jun Liu (University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA): Identification of nucleic acid sensors in dendritic cells

Andrew McMichael (John Radcliffe Hospital, UK): Virus escape from early immune responses in acute HIV infection

Jeffrey Miller (University of California, Los Angeles, USA): Diversity-Generating Retroelements

Luke O'Neill (Trinity College Dublin, IRELAND): Sensing and restoring homeostasis in Innate Immunity

Daniel Portnoy (University of California, Berkeley, USA): Forward genetics to identify microbial components that activate host cytosolic surveillance pathways

Ichiro Taniuchi (RIKEN, Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, JAPAN): TRANSCRIPTIONAL AND EPIGENETIC CONTROL OF CD4/CD8 LINEAGE CHOICE

Jenny Ting (University of North Carolina, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA): NLRs in ancient and modern diseases

Yumei Wen (Fudan University, Shanghai Medical College, CHINA): Therapeutic vaccines-Bridging basic immunology with clinical medicine

Owen Witte (HHMI / University of California at Los Angeles, USA): Imaging Cancer and the Immune Response with Positron Emission Tomography

Sho Yamasaki (Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University, JAPAN): Regulation of immune responses through C-type lectin Mincle

We Look Forward to seeing you Suzhou!

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