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Cells vs. Pathogens: Intrinsic Defenses and Counterdefenses (C4)

Organizer(s) Sara R. Cherry, Craig R. Roy and Harmit S. Malik
March 23—26, 2018
Hyatt Regency Monterey • Monterey, California USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 21, 2017
Abstract Deadline: Dec 19, 2017
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 21, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 16, 2018

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.

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Scholarship Recipients

Emily A. Madden
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Molly A. Matty
Duke University, USA

Blake Richardson
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Laughing Bear Torrez
Stanford University, USA

Michal P. Wandel
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK