New Perspectives on Immunity to Infection

Despite decades of study, the mechanisms determining host vulnerability versus resistance to pathogens remain poorly defined. This has impeded the rational design of vaccines and other forms of immunologic intervention.

This symposium will discuss new developments and approaches for overcoming critical gaps in our understanding of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases and immunity to infection.

Experts will discuss aspects of the host-pathogen interaction at the molecular, cellular, organism and population levels with the goal of identifying critical determinants that dictate whether this encounter leads to resistance or disease.

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Max Cooper, Emory University, USA

Andrew McMichael, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, United Kingdom

Sir David Baulcombe, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Jean-Laurent Casanova, Rockefeller Institute, USA

Robert Coffman, Dynavax Technologies, USA

Pascale Cossart, Pasteur Institute, France

Kate Fitzgerald, University of Massachusetts, USA

Chris Goodnow, The Australian National University, Australia

Phillipe Gros, McGill University, Canada

Jonathan Howard, Cologne University, Germany

Yong Jun- Liu, Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, USA

Antonio Lanzavechia, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Switzerland

Bruno Lemaitre, Polytechnical School of Lausanne, Switzerland

Dan Littman, New York University, USA

Jeremy Luban, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Andrew Macpherson, University of Bern, Switzerland

Rick Maizels, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Maria Mota, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Portugal

Anne O’Garra, National Institute for Medical Research, United Kingdom

Eric Pamer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Jean Pieters, University of Basel, Switzerland

Lluis Quintana-Murci, Pasteur Institute, France

Maya Saleh, McGill University, Canada

Alan Sher, NIH, USA

Dominique Soldati-Favre, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Jonathan Yewdell, NIAID NIH, USA

Arturo Zychlinsky, Max Planck Institute Berlin, Germany

19 May - 22 May 2012
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