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New Frontiers at the Interface of Immunity and Glycobiology
Organizer(s): Brian A. Cobb, Gabriel A. Rabinovich and Yvette van Kooyk
Date: March 06 - 11, 2011
Location: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, AB, Canada
Supported by the Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Carbohydrates are often overlooked in the study of the immune system, yet mounting data show that glycans, whether microbial or host in origin, play central roles in essentially all immune response pathways. Changes in glycosylation of host proteins can lead to autoimmunity, indicate oncogenic transformation, or even promote metastasis. Inflammation can be strongly influenced by carbohydrate binding proteins on immune cells. Selectins play critical roles in cell homing to the site of infection, while glycosylation directly influences cellular development and differentiation. Recent advances also highlight how glycan-mediated antigen recognition by dendritic cells impacts our understanding of the innate immune response, while other findings reveal that glycolipids and bacterial polysaccharides can lead to NKT and T cell activation. The goal of this meeting is to bring together the international “glycoimmunology” community to foster interactions and promote the latest insights into the role of glycans in the immune system.
Scholarship Deadline: November 15 2010
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 15 2010
Abstract Deadline: December 9 2010
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 6 2011
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, Funded by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Endowment FundBioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Genentech, Inc.
Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Genentech, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI094888-01
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