Microbial Pathogenesis & Host Response
September 12 - 16, 2017
Abstract Deadline: June 23, 2017


Denise Monack, Stanford University
Raphael Valdivia, Duke University Medical Center
Malcolm Whiteway, Concordia University

We are pleased to host the eleventh Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Response, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, September 12, conclude Friday evening with a banquet and departures on Saturday morning, September 16, 2017. The meeting will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to study infectious diseases integrating the disciplines of molecular microbiology, eukaryotic cell biology, immunology, and genomics. The meeting will provide an in depth focus on the approaches that are being used to elucidate the mechanisms of bacterial and fungal pathogenesis, and promote the application of these concepts to understanding the evolution of emerging diseases.

Sessions will integrate studies on bacterial and fungal pathogens. The oral sessions will begin with 3-4 invited talks by established leaders in the field, followed by several shorter talks chosen from submitted abstracts. We strongly encourage submission of abstracts by junior researchers in the field.

  •     Visualizing Host-Pathogen Interactions
  •     Hosts Responses and Defense
  •     Nutrition matters: Metabolism and Pathogenesis
  •     Pathogen - Innate Immune System Interface
  •     Surfaces and Pathogenesis
  •     Microbe-microbe Interactions within Hosts
    Keynote Speakers:

    Regine Kahmann, MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany

    Session Chairs and Discussion Leaders:

    Melanie Blokesch, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
    Igor Brodsky, University of Pennsylvania    
    Ken Cadwell, New York University School of Medicine    
    Isaac Chiu, Harvard Medical School   
    Alison Criss, University of Virginia
    Lawrence David, Duke University  
    Nels Elde, University of Utah
    Jennifer Gaddy, Vanderbilt University
    Philippe Gros, McGill University, Canada
    Sophie Helaine, Imperial College London, UK
    Grant Jensen, Caltech    
    James Kronstad, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Sarkis Mazmanian, Caltech    
    Serge Mostowy, Imperial College, UK
    Carol Munro, University of Aberdeen, UK    
    Mary O'Riordan, University of Michigan   
    Manuella Raffatellu, University of California, Davis    
    Lalita Ramakrishnan, University of Cambridge, UK
    June Round, University of Utah
    Jeroen Saeij, UC Davis    
    Anita Sil, University of California, San Francisco    
    Eric Skaar, Vanderbuilt University    
    Michael Starnbach, Harvard Medical School    
    Cagla Tukel, Temple University   
    Sebastian Winter, UT Southwestern   

    Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

    All abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Late registrations may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. In the event of over-subscription, every effort will be made to ensure that all groups who wish to participate will be represented. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

    We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Please apply in writing via email to Maureen Morrow and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

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    We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in September.

    Partial support for this meeting is provided by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

    This conference may be supported in part by: National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases 

    Academic Package $1,455
    Graduate/PhD Student Package $1,210
    Corporate Package $1,865
    Academic/Student No-Housing Package $985
    Corporate No-Housing Package $1,250

    Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.