This meeting took place in 2002

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Molecular and Cellular Biology of Leukocyte Regulatory Receptors (C3)

Organizer(s) John R. Ortaldo and Lewis L. Lanier
March 17—22, 2002
Granlibakken Tahoe • Tahoe City, California USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 16, 2001
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 17, 2002

Sponsored by DNAX Research, Inc. and The Director's Sponsor Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The goal of this conference is to highlight progress in both molecular and cellular biology for a novel class of Leukocyte Regulatory Receptors (LRR) that are involved in positive and negative regulation of immune cell function. LRR contain either ITIM- or ITAM-sequences in the cytoplasmic domains and include membrane receptors of the Ig- and C-type lectin superfamily. Their expression is broad since family members are found on a variety of leukocytes (LAIR), including natural killer and T cells (KIR, Ly-49, CD94, gp49, NKG2), B (PIR) cells, mast cells (gp49, MAFA) and monocyte-macrophage-dendritic cells (ILT, LIR, PIR). This meeting will bring together leaders whose studies include expression, structure, signal transduction and biological functions of LRR, and their interactions with ligands, including tumor cells, viral and bacterial pathogens.

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Scholarship / Award Information

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Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


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Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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