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NK and NKT Cell Biology
joint with Innate Immunity: Signaling Mechanisms
Organizer(s): Michael B. Brenner and Lewis L. Lanier
Date: February 24 - 29, 2008
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Sponsored by Novo Nordisk A/S
Summary of Meeting:
Innate immunity is immediate and involves invariant receptors that recognize conserved structures in microbes or host-encoded ligands induced by stress, inflammation or transformation. Although myeloid cells comprise the majority of leukocytes mediating innate immunity, two specialized lymphocyte populations, NK cells and NKT cells, play a central role in orchestrating and amplifying the innate response – and in shaping the nature of the adaptive response of T cells and B cells. The “NK and NKT Cell Biology” meeting will bring together, for the first time, researchers focusing on NK cells and NKT cells. This should initiate discussions, foster collaborations and lead to a better understanding how these cells use independent recognition mechanisms to achieve common effector functions and work coordinately to mediate immune responses against tumors and pathogens, as well as influence autoimmunity.
Scholarship Deadline: October 29 2007
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 29 2007
Abstract Deadline: November 27 2007
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 27 2007
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Novo Nordisk A/S
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI077250-01
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