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Keystone Symposia: Innate Immune Receptors: Roles in Immunology and Beyond

March 10, 2019
Event Date: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 12:30pm

Keystone Symposia in Taiwan
Innate Immune Receptors:  Roles in Immunology and Beyond

Taipei, Taiwan | March 10–14, 2019
Humanities/Social Sciences Building of Academia Sinica

Scientific Organizers:
Jenny P.Y. Ting, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Shie-Liang Edmond Hsieh, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Fu-Tong Liu, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Michael Gale, Jr., University of Washington, USA
Siamon Gordon, University of Oxford, UK

Organized in collaboration with Academia Sinica
The importance of innate immune receptors was first appreciated in infectious diseases and autoinflammatory disorders. However, 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 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. This conference will bring together an interdisciplinary group of investigators to explore the broad and important role of innate immune receptors.

Plenary Session Topics:
• Innate Immune Receptors and Nucleic Acid Sensing
• Innate Immune Receptors in Cell Death and Proliferation
• Innate Immune Receptors and Diseases
• Innate Immunity and Therapeutics
• Innate Immune Receptors in Viral Infection
• Innate Immunity in Bacterial Infection
• Innate Immunity and Diseases
• Innate Immune Receptors and the Microbiome

Scholarship/Discounted Abstract Deadlne: Nov 13, 2018; Abstract Deadline (for short talks): Dec 11, 2018;
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 17, 2019
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