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Mycobacteria: Physiology, Metabolism and Pathogenesis - Back to the Basics
joint with Tuberculosis: Immunology, Cell Biology and Novel Vaccination Strategies
Organizer(s): David R. Sherman and Sabine Ehrt
Date: January 15 - 20, 2011
Location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline
Summary of Meeting:
This meeting will address basic understanding, treatment, and prevention of tuberculosis, with a focus on the physiology, metabolism, and pathogenesis of M. tuberculosis. While the Mycobacteria program is primarily pathogen-focused, we have planned this meeting to run in parallel with the Keystone Symposia meeting on Tuberculosis: Immunology, Cell Biology and Novel Vaccination Strategies, a program focused on the host. In combination, these meetings are designed to attract scientists with interests in both pathogen- and host-focused disciplines, while providing joint sessions each day to encourage and facilitate interactions. For example, we will host a joint session on “Systems Biology”, an innovative and powerful approach that is just starting to be applied to TB research. Joint sessions will also address treatment and prevention of tuberculosis with sessions on drug and vaccine discovery strategies, and capacity-building for clinical trials. Other joint sessions include a focus on the host-pathogen interface. The pairing of the Mycobacteria meeting and the meeting on Tuberculosis – which will share a keynote address, 4 plenary sessions, and 2 workshops – renders this meeting unique and enhances opportunities for exchanges between researchers who do not typically interact. The Mycobacteria meeting is intended to provide a state-of-the-art overview of M. tuberculosis biology and pathogenesis; to highlight the translational implications of this work; to provide researchers with access to relevant data from diverse model systems, topics and levels of investigation; and to help define the most important questions to be addressed.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: August 24 2010
Scholarship Deadline: September 20 2010
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 20 2010
Abstract Deadline: October 18 2010
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 15 2010
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationGlaxoSmithKline


Georgi Svetoslavov Slavchev
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI092857-01
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