Immunochemistry & Immunobiology

The immune system has enormous impact on human health and well-being, This Gordon Research Conference on Immunochemistry and Immunobiology has been held regularly since 1966, but over the last few years there has been a huge increase in knowledge of immune functions in health and disease. Les Diablerets provides an intimate setting in the Swiss mountains for the 2012 GRC on Immunochemistry and Immunobiology, where a maximum of 150 participants will exchange ideas and discuss the latest advances in the field. In contrast to many conferences that focus on specialized Immunology topics, this 2012 GRC on Immunochemistry and Immunobiology will feature broad coverage of both innate and adaptive immunity, and will span the full spectrum of basic mechanisms to applied research. The meeting will be divided into nine half-day sessions, with approximately 36 invited internationally recognized speakers. Additional slots will be allotted for short oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts. There will also be poster sessions and many opportunities for informal interactions among participants throughout the week. Past GRCs in this series have been a great success and the 2012 meeting is likely to be oversubscribed. Early application is highly recommended.

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Innate Mechanisms of Self/Non-self Discrimination
(Caetano Reis e Sousa / Maya Saleh / Veit Hornung / Jayne Danska)
Regulation and Function of Innate Lymphoid Cells
(Adrian Hayday / Yueh-hsiu Chien / Mitch Kronenberg / Marco Colonna)
Molecular Mechanisms of Leukocyte Development
(Barbara Kee / Boris Reizis / Jane Skok / Thomas Boehm)
Leukocyte Trafficking and Cell-Cell Interactions in Lymphoid Tissues
(Jason Cyster / Sanjiv Luther / Michael Sixt / Philippe Bousso)
Antigen Presentation and Lymphocyte Activation
(Mark Davis / Facundo Batista / Rose Zamoyska / Takeshi Saito)
Lymphocyte Homeostasis & Effector Cell Differentiation
(Dan Littman / David Tarlinton / Pam Fink / E. John Wherry)
Immune Regulation and Autoimmunity
(Ann O'Garra / Fiona Powrie / Gitta Stockinger / Alexander Rudensky)
Immunity to Infection
(Mike Bevan / Antonio Lanzavecchia / Marc Jenkins / Susan Kaech)
Host-Microbiome Interactions in Gut Homeostasis & Pathology
(Yasmine Belkaid / Gerard Eberl / David Artis / Sarkis Mazmanian)

10 Jun - 15 Jun 2012
Les Diablerets
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