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78th Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology
Immunity & Tolerance
May 29 - June 3, 2013
Poster Abstracts due April 15, 2013

Michel Nussenzweig, HHMI/Rockefeller University
Anne O'Garra,
MRC National Institute for Medical Research
Stephen Smale,
UCLA School of Medicine
David Stewart,
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Bruce Stillman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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We are pleased to host the 78th Cold Spring Harbor Symposium which will address Immunity & Tolerance. The Symposium will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 and end on the evening of Monday June 3 with normal departure on the following morning.

The Symposium will include 12/13 oral sessions and 2/3 poster sessions covering the latest research in diverse areas of immunology. Most of the talks will be given by invited speakers but we may select a few talks from openly submitted abstracts. Social events throughout the Symposium provide ample opportunity for informal interactions and will include a wine-and-cheese party, a beach picnic, cocktails and banquet, and departure brunch.

*Stem cells and cell fate decisions
*Regulation of immune cell development
*Antigen receptor gene assembly and modification
*Signal transduction
*Regulation of lymphocyte function
* Innate immune response and inflammation
*Adaptive immunity
*Mucosal immunity
*Organ specific immunity
*Immune regulation and tolerance
*Autoimmunity and allergy
*Immunity and cancer
*Pathogen-immune system interactions
*Vaccine development
*Novel strategies to engineer/harness immunity

Rafi Ahmed, Emory University School of Medicine
Shizuo Akira, Osaka University, Japan
James Allison, HHMI/ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Frederick Alt, HHMI/Children’s Hospital
David Baltimore, California Institute of Technology
Yasmine Belkaid, National Institutes of Health
Albert Bendelac, University of Chicago
Zami Ben-Sasson, Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
Christophe Benoist, Harvard Medical School
Pamela Bjorkman, HHMI/California Institute of Technology
Meinrad Busslinger, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria
Doreen Cantrell, College of Life Sciences Dundee, UK
Rafael Casellas, National Institutes of Health
Jean-Laurent Casanova, The Rockefeller University
Ajay Chawla, University of California, San Francisco
Max Cooper, Emory University
Peter Cresswell, HHMI/Yale Medical School
Shane Crotty, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
Mark Davis, HHMI/Stanford University School of Medicine
Richard Flavell, Yale University School of Medicine
Frederic Geissman, Centre for Molecular & Cellular Biology of Inflammation
Sankar Ghosh, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Rudolf Grosschedl, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology, Germany
William Jacobs, HHMI/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
John Kappler, HHMI/National Jewish Health
Dan Littman, HHMI/NYU School of Medicine
Richard Locksley, University California San Francisco
Tak Mak, Ontario Cancer Institute, Canada
Philippa Marrack, National Jewish Center Denver
Diane Mathis, Harvard Medical School
Ruslan Medzhitov, HHMI/Yale University
Miriam Merad, The Mount Sinai Hospital School of Medicine
Kenneth Murphy, HHMI/Washington University
Cornelis Murre, University of California, San Diego
Gioacchino Natoli, European Institute of Oncology, Italy
Michel Nussenzweig, HHMI/Rockefeller University
Anne O'Garra, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, UK
Eric Pamer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
M. Virginia Pascual, Baylor Institute for Immunology Research
William Paul, National Institutes of Health/NIAID
Susan Pierce, National Institutes of Health
Hidde Ploegh, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Jonathan Powell, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Fiona Powrie, University of Oxford, UK
Cristina Rada, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Klaus Rajewsky, Harvard Medical School
Anjana Rao, LaJolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
Lalita Ramakrishnan, University of Washington
David Raulet, University of California, Berkeley
Jeffrey Ravetch, The Rockefeller University
Ellen Rothenberg, California Institute of Technology
Alexander Rudensky, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Federica Sallusto, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Switzerland
David Schatz, HHMI/Yale Medical School
Robert Schreiber, Washington University School of Medicine
Harinder Singh, Genentech
Stephen Smale, UCLA School of Medicine
Tadatsugu Taniguchi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Alexander Tarakhovsky, The Rockefeller University
Craig Thompson, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Carola Vinuesa, Australian National University, Australia
Harald von Boehmer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Bruce Walker, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
Hedda Wardemann, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany
Art Weiss, HHMI/ University of California, San Francisco
Irving Weissman, Stanford University
Wayne Yokoyama, HHMI/Washington University

We are accepting abstracts for consideration as poster presentations. Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Status of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

Some special funds are available to help junior scientists wishing to actively present their work at the Symposium (US minorities are particularly encouraged to apply).

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in May/June.

The Symposium is supported in part by funds provided by CSHL's
Corporate Sponsor Program.

We have funds to provide partial scholarships for individuals who are US citizens/permanent residents from minority groups under-represented in the life sciences. Please provide justification in writing to Val Pakaluk ( and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those applying who submit abstracts.

Academic Package $1780
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1535
Corporate Package $2255
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $1225

Corporate No-Housing Package $1525
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Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, wine-and-cheese party, lobster banquet, etc. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.

Take advantage of the low pre-order purchase price for the paperback edition of the 2013 Symposia by ordering a copy when you register to attend. This low pre-order price of $129 includes free shipping for US residents and will not be available at any other time. (Note: All international registrants, including Canada and Mexico, pay an additional $10 postage fee for a total price of $139.)




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