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Cells vs. Pathogens: Intrinsic Defenses and Counterdefenses
Organizer(s): Sara R. Cherry, Craig R. Roy and Harmit S. Malik
Date: March 23 - 26, 2018
Location: Hyatt Regency Monterey, Monterey, CA, USA
Supported by the Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Cells have evolved complex mechanisms to detect and respond to infection. We are only beginning to uncover the cellular mechanisms that engage invading pathogens to restrict infection. While bacteria, viruses and parasites are seemingly different, emerging data suggests that there is a convergence of cellular pathways that target these invading pathogens, which these pathogens have developed subversive strategies to evade. This conference will focus on host processes at the forefront of this battle and how pathogens are targeted. From the initial stages of non-self-recognition to the effector pathways engaged, these diverse pathogens are both manipulated and manipulating the system. Cutting-edge technologies are driving our deeper understanding of how core biological processes can be regulated in the favor of the host, or pathogen, and how these new mechanisms might be harnessed to treat diverse diseases. This meeting focuses on intrinsic mechanisms of defense across pathogens, bringing together diverse areas of expertise showcasing the convergence of pathways engaged.
Scholarship Deadline: November 21 2017
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 21 2017
Abstract Deadline: December 19 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 16 2018
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1 R13 AI136565-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 AI136565-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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