Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2008

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Innate Immunity: Mechanisms and Modulation (D1)

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Innate Immunity: Signaling Mechanisms (X6)

Organizer(s) Luke A.J. O'Neill, Jürg Tschopp and Shizuo Akira
February 24—29, 2008
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 29, 2007
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 27, 2007
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 29, 2007
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 27, 2007

Sponsored by sanofi-aventis

Summary of Meeting:
The past 5 years has seen remarkable progress in our understanding of the molecular basis for innate immunity. New families of receptors have been discovered that sense microbial products, including Toll-like receptors (TLRs), NOD-like receptors (NLRs) and RIG-I-like receptors. In addition, signaling mechanisms activated by these receptor families have been described, with new adapter proteins, protein kinases and transcription factors being found. Breakthroughs in our understanding of signaling mechanisms is a key aspect for this field, with much excitement and insight being generated. This Keystone Symposia meeting will assemble the world’s leading investigators in cell signaling during innate immunity, to present recent data and discuss the importance of signaling in the more general context of innate immunity. We can expect a compelling and informative meeting that will bring together basic researchers in the area but also those more generally interested in leading edge research in innate immunity.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: October 29, 2007 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
NOTE: Please use the button above to Apply for a Scholarship


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

Application Process

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