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Molecular Mechanisms of Infection and Immunity

Theme organizers:
Brian Baker, Univ. of Notre Dame and Eric Sundber, Univ. of Maryland Sch. of Med.

This theme is made up of four symposia, one scheduled each day of the meeting, Sun – Wed.  Please read below for invited speaker and session schedule information.  In addition to the invited talks listed below, short talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts.  To be considered for a volunteered talk in this theme, submit your abstract to an ASBMB topic category number: 2200-2265, by the November 8th submission deadline.  All volunteered abstracts will be programmed for poster presentation.  Those selected for oral presentation will also present a poster.  Programming notifications will be sent in mid-January.  We look forward to seeing you at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, BCEC, March 28 – April 1, 2015.

Glycobiology in Infection and Immunity

Sunday, March 29, 2015, Session time, tba

Session Chair: Brian Baker, Univ. of Notre Dame

Invited Speakers:

Peter Kwong, NIH
Antibody recognition of HIV glycans/vaccine design

Eric Sundberg, Univ. of Maryland Sch. of Med.
Microbial manipulation of antibody effector functions

Yvette van Kooyk, Vrije Univ. Med. Ctr., Amsterdam
Glycan targeted vaccines for the induction of immunity

Antigen Presentation and Recognition in Cellular Immunity

Monday, March 30, 2015, Session time, tba

Session Chair: Eric Sundberg, Univ. of Maryland Sch. of Med.

Invited Speakers:

Erin Adams, Univ. of Chicago
Lipid recognition by gamma delta TCRs

Brian Baker, Univ. of Notre Dame
Peptide-MHC/TCR interactions, anti-tumor TCRs

David M. Kranz, Univ. of Illinois
Biochemistry and engineering of TCR/pMHC  

Biochemistry and Systems Biology of Host-Pathogen Interactions

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, Session time, tba

Session Chair: David M. Kranz, Univ. of Illinois

Invited Speakers:

Alan Aderem, Univ. of Washington
A Systems Approach to Dissecting Immunity

Pieter Dorrestien, UCSD
Metabalomics of pathogens

Nir Hacohen, Harvard Med. Sch., Massachusetts Gen. Hosp.
Genes, networks and variations of the innate immune system

Visualizing Multicomponent Structures in Infection and Immunity

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Session time, tba

Session Chair: Erin Adams, Univ. of Chicago

Invited Speakers:

Edward H. Egelman, Univ. of Virginia
Cryo-EM at near-atomic resolution of bacterial and host filaments

Thomas Marlovits, Inst. Of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna
EM of pathogen secretion systems

Daniela Nicastro, Brandeis Univ.               
Electron tomography of flagella