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This meeting took place in 2003

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Tuberculosis: Integrating Host and Pathogen Biology (B3)

Organizer(s) Gilla Kaplan, Clifton E. Barry III and Stewart Cole
January 25—30, 2003
Sagebrush Inn & Suites • Taos, NM USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 25, 2002
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 25, 2002

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Summary of Meeting:
With the completion of the genome sequence for both Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Homo sapiens the complexities of pathogen host interaction are now accessible for study. The aims of this meeting are: to review the latest insights obtained from analysis of the genome sequence of M. tuberculosis; to dissect the cell biology of the interaction between M. tuberculosis and host cells; to understand the physiology of the pathogen and identify novel targets for drug development; to discuss the molecular basis of M. tuberculosis strain differences and the implications for transmission and immunity; to explore mechanisms of pathogenesis; to learn how the host develops protective immunity against the pathogen; and to develop strategies for manipulation of the host response to tuberculosis through vaccine development. The stimulating discussion among epidemiologists, cell biologists, immunologists, microbial geneticists, and biotechnologists will define the direction of research and accelerate the development of new therapies, diagnostics, and vaccines and promote the forging of new collaborative efforts.

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Scholarship / Award Information


Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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