Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2012



For a complete list of the meetings for the upcoming/current season, see our meeting list, or search for a meeting.

Fungal Pathogens: From Basic Biology to Drug Discovery (J2)


Organizer(s) Joseph Heitman, John Taylor and Leah E. Cowen
January 15—20, 2012
Santa Fe Community Convention Center • Santa Fe, NM USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 19, 2011
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 19, 2011
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 19, 2011
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 15, 2011

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


Summary of Meeting:
The aim of this meeting is to bring together the academic, medical and pharmaceutical communities focused on fungal microbial pathogens of humans and other animals to illustrate common themes, and therapeutic, diagnostic and preventive opportunities. We seek to bridge both basic and physician-scientists working on the pathogenic microbe (via genetics, cell biology, genomics) and the host (immunology, including both innate and adaptive immunity). With respect to therapeutics, the emphasis is on developed as well as novel therapeutics, including both drugs and vaccines. A key aspect is to bridge the communities working on the diversity of fungi that infect humans and those working on the chytrid outbreak causing amphibian decline and extinctions. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be significantly enhanced by the concurrent meeting on Drug Discovery for Protozoan Parasites, which will share the keynote address and two plenary sessions with this meeting.

View Meeting Program

Scholarships/Awards


Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients


Waleska González
University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, USA

Keystone Symposia Global Health Travel Award Recipients, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Recipients


Melissa C. Garcia
Brooklyn College, USA

Allen Henderson
University of California San Francisco, USA

Tina Holm
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Laura H. Okagaki
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA

Daniel H. Scharf
Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Germany

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients


Rodrigo A. Olarte
North Carolina State University, USA

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


Sara J. Blosser
Montana State University, USA

Jessica Edwards
Ohio State University, USA

Emma J. Griffiths
University of British Columbia, Canada

Anupam Jhingran
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA

Keystone Symposia Global Health Travel Award Recipients, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Emma Camacho
Johns Hopkins University, USA

Felix E. Emele
Nnamdi Azikiwe Universty, Nigeria

M Patricia Juarez
Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquimicas de La Plata, Argentina

Adriana Secatto Sarti
Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Victoria E. Sepulveda
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Pooja Vijayaraghavan
Amity University, India