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Cell Biology of the Immune Response (J8)

Organizer(s) Ira Mellman, Richard Flavell and Ralph M. Steinman
March 5—10, 2003
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 5, 2002
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 6, 2003

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Summary of Meeting:
The past 10-15 years have been marked by spectacular progress towards understanding the mechanisms of the immune response. At the same time, there have also been great strides made towards understanding the cell biological principles governing the behavior of all cells, including those of the immune system. Only recently, however, has attention been turned towards a systematic application of emerging principles in cell biology to considerations of the immune response. Such attention has already begun to provide important new concepts in areas as diverse as signal transduction, cell-cell interaction, lymphocyte development, antigen processing, and transcriptional regulation. The major goal of the proposed meeting is to further this emergent interface by bringing together investigators, postdoctoral fellows, and students from the broad range of the immunological community in a form with leading cell biologists representing a number of the most important and relevant areas of cell biology.

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Scholarship / Award Information

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Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


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A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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