Conference Summary

Since 1994, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) has provided a unique forum in which to combine virology, bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, immunology, and drug discovery to explore the cutting edge of infectious disease research.

The conference brings together experts in all fields of infectious diseases, from students to senior investigators, to foster interdisciplinary approaches to understand and combat pathogenic microbes.

The conference explores topics including: (1) Molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis; (2) Understanding and strengthening host responses to infectious agents; (3) Novel approaches to drug discovery.

Conference sessions are organized by theme and cross organismal lines, including:

  • Immune responses to pathogens
  • Virulence mechanisms
  • Microbial genomics
  • Nutritional immunity
  • Modulation of immune responses by pathogens
  • Alternative models for infections
  • Drug discovery and development

In addition to an opening keynote session by Julie Pfeiffer, PhD (UT Southwestern Medical Center), the conference will showcase research in eight oral and three poster sessions. A career development session, "Career Advancement: How to Get the Job You Want," will enhance the conference experience for students, post-docs, and junior faculty.

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    Conference Location

    Base Village Conference Center
    110 Carriage Way
    Snowmass Village, CO 81615 USA

    Conference Organizers

    Michael Lorenz, PhD
    Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, USA

    Kim Orth, PhD
    Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, Chevy Chase, MD, USA

     Keynote Speakers

    Julie Pfeiffer, PhD
    UT Southwestern Medical Center