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4th Annual “Host-Pathogen Interactions: Circuits to Systems” Symposium

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Roth Auditorium at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

2880 Torrey Pines Science Drive, La Jolla, CA

Participation is FREE, but registration is required for all attendees. For registration, including travel grant and poster abstract submissions, please click here

In collaboration with the NIAID-funded FluOMICS and FluDyNeMo Programs are pleased to announce, the registration and poster abstract submission for the 4th Annual Symposium on Host-Pathogen Interactions: Circuits to Systems is now open.

Elucidating the molecular mechanisms that govern host-pathogen interactions is a subject of intense research in the field of infectious disease.  National and local thought leaders will discuss current gaps in our understanding of how pathogens manage to evade host immune surveillance and establish acute and chronic infection states.  Cutting edge systems biology approaches will be highlighted to describe recent advances in molecular and systems analyses of microbial-host interactions, disease pathogenesis, and immune responses.  The Symposium is a day-long event on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 held in the Roth Auditorium at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, California.  Please find the speaker lineup below.


Poster Abstracts

The talks will be followed by a Poster Session and Reception.  We encourage online abstract submission for posters; two authors will be selected to speak about their work at the symposium.  Abstract submissions must include: 1) Title, up to 150 characters including spaces; 2) Author’s full name and affiliation; and 3) Text only abstract, limit of 250 words.


Travel Grants

Students and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to apply for a limited number of travel grants that will be awarded.  Please apply via the application link found at the registration website (please remember to also register for the meeting).


Submission Deadlines:

Travel Grants:     December 31, 2017

Abstracts:            January 5, 2018

Agenda – The website will be continuously updated with Talk Titles and other pertinent details, as they become available.


9:00 a.m.      Welcome / Introductory Remarks

9:15 a.m.      John Young, Ph.D. – Roche

9:45 a.m.      Kristian Andersen, Ph.D. – The Scripps Research Institute

10:15 a.m.    COFFEE BREAK

10:30 a.m.    Mariano Garcia- Blanco, M.D., Ph.D. – The University of Texas Medical Branch

11:00 a.m.    Harmit Malik, Ph.D. – Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center

11:30 a.m.    Paul Ahlquist, Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin – Madison

12:00 p.m.    LUNCH

1:15 p.m.      Student / PostDoc Talk

1:30 p.m.      Louis Picker, M.D. – Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

2:00 p.m.      Brad Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D. – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

2:30 p.m.      COFFEE / SWEETS BREAK

2:45 p.m.      Student / PostDoc Talk

3:00 p.m.      Beatriz Fontoura, Ph.D. – UT Southwestern Medical Center

3:30 p.m.      Yuan Chang, M.D.  University of Pittsburgh

4:00 p.m.      Glen Barber, Ph.D. – University of Miami

4:30 p.m.      Rafael Medina Silva, Ph.D. – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

5:00 p.m.      Closing Remarks

5:15 p.m.      POSTER SESSION and RECEPTION – SCRM Lobby – Lower Level