Vaccine Design

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Vaccine Design which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday June 3, 2013 and will conclude after lunch on Friday June 7, 2013.
The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in vaccine research. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1. Immunology of vaccine
Focus on basic understanding how an effective vaccine may/should work including innate immunity, adjuvants, systems biological approaches to studying immune responses in humans etc.
2. Translating immunity to vaccine against leading diseases: HIV, malaria, TB, cancer and others
Focus on vaccine design, delivery, evaluation through various novel approach including systems biology.
3. Antibody and vaccine development
This session will focus more on some of the newer ideas and approaches to systemically characterize the initiation, evolution and maturation of immune responses in infected and vaccinated individuals. Novel ideas in vaccine design based on structure-function relationship between antibodyantigen should also been highlighted.
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Keynote Speakers:
Dennis Burton, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Abstract title: HIV vaccine targets identified by broadly neutralizing antibodies

David Ho, Aaron Diamond AIDS Res Center, USA
Abstract title: Potent Neutralizing Monoclonal Antibodies as Passive Vaccines against HIV

Invited Speakers:
Gabrielle Belz, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Abstract title: Sentinal protection of mucosal tissues - insights to development, lineage relationships and protection by innate lymphoid cells

Michael Good, Griffith University, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: TBA

Ken Ishii, National Institute of Biomedical Innovation(NIBIO), Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFREC), Osaka University, Japan
Abstract title: Biomarkers and molecular mechanisms of vaccine adjuvant

Rajiv Khanna, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Abstract title: Challenges in designing prophylactic vaccines against human herpesviruses

David Klatzmann, UMR 7211 UPMC/CNRS, Pierre & Marie Curie University, France
Abstract title: Towards preventive and therapeutic HCV vaccines: induction of broadly neutralizing antibodies using a novel VLP-based vaccine platform

Mi-Na Kweon, International Vaccine Institute, Korea
Abstract title: Acute epithelial death plays a role in intrinsic defense against enteric bacteria

Thomas Lehner, Kings College London, UK
Abstract title: The protective mechanism of innate ApoBECgG deaminase and adaptive activation induced deaminase (AID) in HLA-HIV immunised macaqires

Larry (Huaxin) Liao, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Abstract title: The Path Forward For HIV Vaccine Development: Regulation of Protective Antibodies

Shan Lu, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, USA
Abstract title: DNA vaccination at the cross road of acquired and innate immunities

M. Juliana McElrath, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA
Abstract title: HIV Vaccine-Induced Immunity

James Mullins, University of Washington, USA
Abstract title: Alteration of the immundominance hierarchy of HIV-1 Gag induced by a DNA vaccine expressing conserved elements of p24gag in macaques

David Pascual, Montana State University, USA
Abstract title: Mucosal Vaccination Protects Against Pulmonary and Systemic Brucellosis

Ruth Ruprecht, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Abstract title: Humoral Correlates of Protection against Mucosal Simian-human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission

Yiming Shao, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China
Abstract title: The past achievement, current challenges and future opportunities for vaccine research in China

Zhong Su, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, China
Abstract title: Development of a transgenic whole pathogen blood-stage malaria vaccine

Richard Wyatt, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Abstract title: HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein immunogen/vaccine design and analysis

Cassian Yee, University of Washington, USA
Abstract title: T Cell Therapy and Cancer Vaccines: Two sides. Same Coin

Linqi Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
Abstract title: Vaccine design based on reverse vaccinology approach

Tongqing Zhou, Vaccine Research Center, NIAID/NIH, USA
Abstract title: From antibody to antibodyome: Seeking the coordinates for an effective HIV-1 vaccine

Jiang Zhu, NIH/NIAID, USA
Abstract title: Combining Deep Sequencing and Protein Design - A Systematic Approach to Vaccine Development.

3 Jun - 7 Jun 2013
Suzhou
China
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