Systems analysis of host-pathogen interactions
January 7, 2015
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
In collaboration with SDCSB, the NIAID-funded FluOMICS and FluDyNeMo Programs is pleased to announce that registration and poster abstract submission for the 1st Annual Systems Biology and Host-Pathogen Interactions Symposium is now available. Participation is FREE, but registration is required for all attendees. A limited number of travel grants will be awarded.
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 the fields of HIV, influenza, Ebola virus, malaria and other disease agents. Specific questions that will be addressed include immune evasion and immune system dysregulation, drug target identification and validation, vaccine and drug development, and viral latency. The Symposium is scheduled to take place as a day-long event on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in La Jolla, California. Our speaker lineup includes Elke Mühlberger (Boston University), Elizabeth Winzeler (UCSD), Alan Aderem (Seattle BioMed), Rafick-Pierre Sékaly (VGTI Florida), John Schoggins (UT Southwestern), Amalio Telenti (JCVI), Raoul Andino (UCSF) and Ralph Baric (UNC).
The talks will be followed by a Poster Session & Reception. We encourage abstract submission for posters, four authors will be selected to speak about their work at the symposium. Abstracts 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. Deadline to submit abstracts is December 12, 2014.