The molecular biology of inflammatory bowel diseases

Venue: St Aiden\'s College, Durham University

Location: Durham, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Mar 20, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 22, 2011
Registration Date: Mar 18, 2011
Early Registration Date: Feb 18, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 17, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Jan 17, 2011
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Significant new advances have been made recently in the understanding of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) pathology at the molecular biology level. This Biochemical Society Focused Meeting has been planned to cover some of the major issues currently being considered.

Topics that have been selected relate to; the identification of IBD susceptibility genes and disease markers; innate and adaptive immune systems in IBD pathogenesis; the function of the epithelial protective barrier; interactions of the enteric bacterial flora with the human host leading to normal and pathological regulation of the immune system and links with nutrition and probiotics and finally the value of mouse models of ulcerative colitis in examining molecular disease mechanisms.


Durham University, Windmill Hill, Durham, DH1 3LJ
United Kingdom