Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2019

Here are the related meetings in 2020:
Tissue Immunity (A6)

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

Innate Immune Receptors: Roles in Immunology and Beyond (M1)

Organizer(s) Jenny P.Y. Ting, Shie-Liang Edmond Hsieh, Fu-Tong Liu, Michael Gale, Jr. and Siamon Gordon
March 10—14, 2019
Humanities/Social Sciences Building of Academia Sinica • Taipei, Taiwan
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 27, 2018
Abstract Deadline: Dec 11, 2018
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 27, 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 17, 2019

Developed in collaboration with Academia Sinica

Sponsored by BioLegend, Inc. and Genentech, Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
Innate immune receptors include a plethora of membrane-associated proteins as well as intracellular receptors that directly bind or sense the presence of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). The importance of innate immune receptors was first appreciated in infectious diseases and autoinflammatory disorders, but it is now clear that their roles extend beyond innate immunology. The crucial roles of these receptors in many clinically relevant fields, and their newly documented role in non-immune cells, underscore their importance in biologic processes and diseases. This conference will address the ligands and signaling mechanisms of a diverse set of innate immune receptors as well as the profound impacts of innate immune receptors on the microbiome, which in turn has impacts on multiple organ systems. The program includes discussion of the intrinsic functions of innate immune receptors within adaptive immune cells, non-immune cells such as epithelial and endothelial cells, and their roles in cancer and stem cells. The pleitrophic effects of this important receptor class have far-reaching consequences for critical biological processes such as cancer cell death and signaling, DNA damage, stress response, stem cell proliferation/differentiation, vaccine adjuvanticity, age-related dementia, metabolic disorders and microbiome balance. By the nature of the topic, this conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of investigators to catalyze cross-fertilization of ideas and stimulate important medical advances.

View Meeting Program


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

Falko Apel
Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany

Ivana Duic
Kyoto University, Japan

Ernest Y. Lee
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Chia-Ching Lin
Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Miyu Moriyama
University of Tokyo, Japan

Rodolfo Nazitto
University of Washington, USA

Benjamin John Thompson
Newcastle University, UK

Tong-You Wade Wei
Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Yue Xu
National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China