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This meeting took place in 2013

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Advancing Vaccines in the Genomics Era (T1)

Organizer(s) Bali Pulendran, Chris Wilson and Rino Rappuoli
October 31—November 4, 2013
Windsor Barra Hotel • Rio de Janeiro, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jun 27, 2013
Abstract Deadline: Jul 30, 2013
Scholarship Deadline: Jun 27, 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: Aug 29, 2013

Sponsored by FAPERJ – Rio de Janeiro State Agency for Research Development. Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Summary of Meeting:
A direct consequence of the Human Genome Project has been the development of so-called “omic” technologies (e.g. genomics, proteomics) that can be used to probe the molecular networks that control biological systems. Such technologies are beginning to be applied to vaccinology to obtain deeper insights about the molecular networks that orchestrate protective immunity induced by vaccination in humans. Such systems biological approaches are enhancing our understanding of the correlates of protective immunities, of the early innate immune signatures of vaccine efficacy, and guiding the rational design of novel and safer vaccines and adjuvants. This meeting will explore the potential of systems biology in vaccine design and development. Participants will include vaccinologists, immunologists, virologists, microbiologists, scientists using systems approaches in other areas of biomedical research, as well as individuals working in industry and health policy who are interested in the potential of genomics in vaccinology. The meeting will address how systems biology has provided insight into the immune response to vaccines, and will also discuss the technical and bioinformatic challenges associated with using systems biology approaches. Researchers will show 'systems vaccinology' approaches can be implemented in vaccine development and clinical trial monitoring.

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Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Jacob D. Galson
University of Oxford, UK

Elizabeth Ernestina Godoy-Lozano
Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Mexico

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

Juan C. Alvarez
Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia

Petter Brodin
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Brandon DeKosky
University of Kansas, USA

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

Shaikh Meshbahuddin Ahmad
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, ICDDR, Bangladesh

Oluwafemi David Ajayi
ABUAD Multi-System Hospital, Nigeria

Ardy Ardiansyah
Universitas Bakrie, Indonesia

Ken Odhiambo Awuondo
KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Laboratories, Kilifi-Kenya, Kenya

Adeleye Solomon Bakarey
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Rafael Polidoro Alves Barbosa
ICB, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Yonas Bekele Feyissa
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Fabiana Bigi
Institute of Biotechnology, Argentina

Jordana G. A. Coelho-dos-Reis
Fiocruz, Brazil

Bertha Espinoza
Ins, Investigaciones Biomedicas - UNAM, Mexico

Laura Emilia Esteban
Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina

Gustavo Rocha Garcia
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Darien Garcia Diaz
Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Cuba

Anwar Hashem
King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Shivaji K. Jadhav
Lilac Insights, India

Madhu Khanna
University of Delhi, India

Zeleke Mekonnen Kurmane
Jimma University, Ethiopia

Gloria Ivy Mensah
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana

Clement Adebajo Meseko
National Veterinary Resesrch Institute, Vom, Nigeria

Eliane Namie Miyaji
Instituto Butantan, Brazil

Bolanle Olufunke Priscilla Musa
Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

Faith Osier

Victor Riitho
International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya

Vijaya Satchidanandam
Indian Institute of Science, India

Angamuthu Selvapandiyan
Institute of Molecular Medicine, India

Somporn Srifuengfung
Mahidol University, Thailand

Phonphimon Wongthida
National Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Thailand