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Molecular Cell Biology of Macrophages in Human Diseases (B2)

Organizer(s) Frederic Geissmann, Judith E. Allen and Christopher K. Glass
February 9—14, 2014
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel • Santa Fe, NM USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 15, 2013
Abstract Deadline: Nov 13, 2013
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 15, 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 9, 2013

Sponsored by BioLegend, Inc., Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and Novo Nordisk A/S

Summary of Meeting:
In recent years, studies of the development, genetics, and molecular cell biology of macrophages has advanced our understanding of their major role in health and diseases. Many questions remain to be answered with respect to mechanisms that control macrophage development and function, particularly in the context of human genetic heterogeneity. Recent discoveries have also revealed greater heterogeneity in macrophage function and origins than previously appreciated. Answering these questions will have major implications for human health and disease. To help meet this challenge, this meeting will bring together leading and upcoming scientists in immunology, infectious diseases, metabolism, molecular biology and genetics, development, cancer, and cell migration with a common interest in macrophages and their roles in human diseases. In addition to the regular sessions, three “macrophage leading edge” workshops will provide a platform to discuss the findings of young scientists, selected from the submitted abstracts to present their work. These workshops will additionally help to focus the meeting on some of the fastest moving areas of macrophage biology.

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Biogen Idec ECITA Scholarship Recipients

Cecelia Christina Yates
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, USA

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

Kaur Alasoo
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

Gail Chan
Amgen, USA

Richard N. Hanna
MedImmune, USA

Diego A. Jaitin
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

The Elkes Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Kristie I. Aamodt
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA