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Viral Immunity: Basic Mechanisms and Therapeutic Applications - RESCHEDULED (RJ3)


Organizer(s) Katherine Kedzierska and Paul G. Thomas
June 29—July 2, 2022
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Apr 27, 2022
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 6, 2021
Discounted Registration Deadline: Apr 27, 2022

Sponsored by Cell Research and Chinese Society for Cell Biology, (Cell Research)


Summary of Meeting:
Viruses infect millions annually, causing severe illness and threatening global public health, as exemplified by the recent SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Limiting the impact of viral infection requires a multi-layered understanding of viral immunity, from basic research on viral recognition and host immune response, to the clinical applications of novel antiviral and host-targeted therapies and vaccines. Despite recent advances, the mechanisms of both rapid host recovery as well as severe and fatal disease outcomes, are far from clear. This Keystone Symposia conference will cover a wide range of topics in viral immunity including innate immunity and inflammation, adaptive T and B cell immunity, novel vaccine development, human immunology across anatomical sites, and innovative computational analyses. Animal models will be examined alongside human and clinical studies, and multi-disciplinary integration will enhance perspectives. A key outcome will be fostering collaborations across different approaches such as viral models and host systems, and across different communities from academia to government to industry. The overall objective of this conference is to provide a unique opportunity for cross-disciplinary interaction and knowledge exchange. Joint efforts in understanding viral immunity are needed for the rational design and development of immunotherapies and vaccines towards seasonal, emerging, and re-emerging viruses.

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Scholarships/Awards


Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients


Chelsea M. Crooks
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Matthew S. Hackbart
Washington University in St. Louis, USA

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


Ferrin Antony
Auburn University, USA

Kali Florence Crofts
Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA

Daniel F. Luque Duque
University of Leeds, UK

Julia Niessl
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Louise Rowntree
University of Melbourne, Australia

Aisha Souquette
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA

Ashley Zani
Ohio State University, USA