Chemokines and Chemokine Receptors
Organizer(s): Andrew Luster and Philip MurphyDate: January 15 - 20, 2006
Location: Snowbird Resort, Snowbird, UT, USA
Chemokines are chemotactic cytokines that induce the directed migration of cells by activating specific G protein-coupled receptors. This system of ~50 cytokines and ~20 receptors plays a particularly prominent role in development, homeostasis and activation of leukocytes in the mammalian immune system. Chemokines determine the nature of the tissue inflammatory response in a wide range of human diseases and represent attractive new therapeutic targets. Chemokines may also attract and stimulate non-immune cells, such as tumor cells, neurons and blood vessels. This meeting will address major unanswered questions in the chemokine field including how chemokines regulate lymphoid development, how cells sense chemokine gradients, the nature of the chemokine signaling pathway, how chemokines amplify immunologically-mediated disease, and whether disrupting chemokine signaling can treat or prevent disease. A systems biology approach to chemokine function in vivo will be highlighted and will extend to the regulation and interrelationship of the chemokine system with other regulatory systems in vivo.
Scholarship Deadline: September 15 2005
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 15 2005
Abstract Deadline: October 6 2005
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 15 2005
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:
EMD Serono, Inc.
Merck Research Laboratories