Event Date/Time: Sep 16, 2004
End Date/Time: Sep 19, 2004
This meeting will emphasize the structural and biochemical basis for antigen processing and presentation, as well as the receptors involved in innate and adaptive immune recognition. A special session will be dedicated to interactions of the immune system and pathogens. In addition, two sessions will cover the topics of physiology of the antigen presenting cells with an emphasis on their function in vivo, and on the physiology of the T cell responses to antigen stimulation. The particular emphasis will be on the studies of the structural and biochemical basis for antigen processing and presentation as well as on the receptors involved in innate and adaptive immune recognition. To allow for intense discussions and exchange of ideas and results in the most informal setting, the meeting will be limited to 100-135 participants consisting of invited speakers, established investigators, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. Postdoctoral and graduate students are encouraged to attend. This meeting has been held every two years since 1994 and continues to be unique and productive.
1)Structure and function of molecules involved in immune recognition
2)Assembly of MHC molecules and generation of MHC ligands
3)Antigen presentation in vivo and APC
4)Pathogen recognition by immune system
5)MHC/TCR interactions in T cell physiology