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Vector Biology: Emerging Concepts and Novel Technologies (Q6)

joint with the meeting on Skin-Immune Crosstalk (Q5)

Scientific Organizers: João Pedra, Elena A. Levashina and Maria-Carla Saleh


February 15—18, 2021

Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA


Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


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Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.

** Registration opens in January 2020 **



Discounted Abstract Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is )

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


Click here to learn more about Global Health Travel Awards.

Scholarship Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is )

Discounted Registration Deadline: December 14, 2020

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 620.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1045.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Monday, February 15 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, February 18 with a closing plenary session from 14:30 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, February 19 in order to fully experience the meeting.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/15/2021

Manu Prakash, Stanford University, USA
Mosquitoes meet Microfluidics: High throughout Low Cost Tools for Molecular Surveillance of Vectors and Pathogens


Following Session is for Skin-Immune Crosstalk (Q5)

08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/15/2021

Georg Stingl, University of Vienna, Austria
Immune-Mediated Skin Diseases: At the Crossroad of Innate and Adaptive Tissue Responses

09:00—11:15
Transgenesis and Synthetic Biology
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/15/2021

Omar S. Akbari, University of California, San Diego, USA
Synthetic Biology and Mosquitoes

Coffee Break

Monika Gulia-Nuss, University of Nevada, USA
Ticks and Transgenesis

Bradley J. White, Verily Life Sciences, USA
Near Elimination of Aedes Aegypti by Mass Release of Wolbachia Infected Males

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Skin-Immune Crosstalk (Q5)

09:00—11:15
Immune Microbiome Cross-Talk at the Skin
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/15/2021

Julie A. Segre, National Institutes of Health, USA
The Human Skin Viral, Fungal and Microbiome

Coffee Break

Richard L. Gallo, University of California, San Diego, USA
Microbial Control of Skin Innate Immunity

Keisuke Chris Nagao, National Institutes of Health, USA
Immune Control of Skin Microbiome

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Immunobiology and Metabolism

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Skin-Immune Crosstalk (Q5)

14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Skin Antibiotics and the Immune System

* Richard L. Gallo, University of California, San Diego, USA

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Microbiome and Symbionts
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/15/2021

Luciano A. Moreira, Instituto de Pesquisas René Rachou-Fiocruz, Brazil
Wolbachia-Mediated Control of Arboviral Disease in Aedes Mosquitoes

Seemay Chou, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Friend or Foe: How Ticks Control the Diverse Microbes they Encounter

Shaden Kamhawi†, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Sandfly and the Microbiome

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Skin-Immune Crosstalk (Q5)

17:00—19:00
Diversity of Skin Resident Memory T Cells
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/15/2021

Liv Eidsmo, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
The Balance of Resident Effector and Memory Skin T Cells in Human Skin

Michael D. Rosenblum, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Skin Resident Memory T Regulatory Cells Control Immunity and Remodelling

Jessica Strid, Imperial College London, UK
gdT Cells Mediate Multifaceted Regulation of Epithelial Cell Health

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Vector-Borne Pathogens at the Skin Interface (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/15/2021

Guy Caljon, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Early Responses against Tsetse Transmitted Trypanosomes at the Skin Interface

Rogerio Amino, Institut Pasteur, France
The Life and Death of Malaria Parasites in the Host Skin

Coffee Break

Sukanya Narasimhan, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Lyme Disease: Borrelia at the Skin Interface

Jesus G. Valenzuela, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Skin Responses to Vector Derived Factors

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Microbiome and Symbionts

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Skin-Immune Crosstalk (Q5)

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: MRG Receptors and Skin Immunity

* Xinzhong Dong, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Immunobiology and Metabolism
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/15/2021

Elena A. Levashina, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany
Mosquito Immunity

Maria-Carla Saleh, Institut Pasteur, France
Antiviral Immunity in Insects

João Pedra, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Tick Immunobiology

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Skin-Immune Crosstalk (Q5)

17:00—19:00
Cutaneous Dendritic Cells and Mononuclear Phagocytes
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/15/2021

Muzlifah A. Haniffa, Newcastle University, UK
Human Mononuclear Phagocytes and Dendritic Cells in Human Health and Disease

Sandrine Henri, Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille Luminy, France
Dissecting the Function of Dendritic Cells and Macrophages in the Skin

Niroshana Anandasabapathy, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Peripheral Skin Tolerance and DC:T Cross Talk

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Skin-Vector Borne Diseases: Novel Approaches to Diagnosis, Vaccines and Therapeutics (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/15/2021

Yasmine Belkaid, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
The Influence of Skin Microbiota at the Cutaneous Immunity

Nathalie Boulanger, Institut de Bacteriologie, France
Proteomics to Identify Pathogen Candidates for Vaccines and Diagnosis at the Skin Interface

Coffee Break

Michael D. Howell, Incyte Corporation, USA
Novel Therapeutics Approaches for Allergic Skin Disease

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Epidemiology, Ecology and Genetics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/15/2021

Nora J. Besansky†, University of Notre Dame, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Pamela Pennington, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala
Kissing Bugs and Chagas Disease

Viveka Vadyvaloo†, Washington State University, USA
Flea Yersinia Interactions

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Skin-Immune Crosstalk (Q5)

14:30—16:30
Dermal Mechanism of Host Defense: Mast Cells
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/15/2021

Stephen J. Galli, Stanford University, USA
Mast Cell Biology at the Skin Interface: Combating Venoms and Bacteria

Xinzhong Dong, Johns Hopkins University, USA
MRG Receptors as Activators of Mast Cells

Anna Di Nardo, University of California, San Diego, USA
Dermal Mast Cell and Skin Microbiome

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—18:45
Behavior, Physiology and Reproduction
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/15/2021

Flaminia Catteruccia, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
Mosquito Reproduction and Behavior

Geoffrey Michael Attardo, University of California, Davis, USA
Tsetse Reproduction and Metabolism

Mireille Harimalala†, Institut Pasteur of Madagascar, Madagascar
Flea-Yersinia Interactions

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts


Following Session is for Skin-Immune Crosstalk (Q5)

17:00—18:45
Neuroimmune Cross Talk in the Skin
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/15/2021

Isaac Chiu, Harvard Medical School, USA
Recognition of Pathogens by Cutaneous Nociceptors

Daniel H. Kaplan, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Immune Function of Cutaneous Sensory Neurons

Brian Kim, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
The Benefits and Hazards of Itch

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/15/2021


Following Session is for Skin-Immune Crosstalk (Q5)

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/15/2021

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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