The Golden Anniversary of B Cell Discovery
joint with HIV Vaccines
Organizer(s): Patrick C. Wilson, Michael P. Cancro and Anne DurandyDate: March 22 - 27, 2015
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB, Canada
The B cell Keystone Symposia meeting is the premiere venue for B cell biologists and those interested in learning more about B cells. The 2015 meeting is unusually noteworthy, because it marks the golden anniversary of the discovery of B cells by Max Cooper and Robert Good in their classic Nature paper. Accordingly, the meeting will honor the past 50 years of B cell study while focusing on the most up-to-date advances in B cell biology and antibody-meditated immunity. Each topical session will begin with a commentary on the history of the area, followed by presentations on the most current advances. Particular emphasis will be placed on B cell immunopoiesis in germinal centers, on the interaction of B cells with follicular-helper T cells, on antibody-mediated immunity to HIV and influenza, and on plasma and memory B cell biology. The goal is to showcase the latest breakthroughs in B cell biology, antibody technologies and the potential for B cell/antibody-mediated vaccine development. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be significantly enhanced by the concurrent Keystone Symposia meeting on 'HIV Vaccines,' which will share a keynote address and three plenary sessions with this meeting.
Scholarship Deadline: November 19 2014
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 19 2014
Abstract Deadline: December 17 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 20 2015
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI115898-01
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