The Golden Anniversary of B Cell Discovery
Abstr. due: 19.11.2014
Dates: 22.03.15 — 27.03.15
Area Of Sciences: Biology;
Organizing comittee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: BioLegend, Inc. and Genmab A/S
The B cell Keystone Symposia meeting is the premiere venue for B cell biologists and people interested in learning more about B cells. The 2015 meeting is unusually noteworthy, because it marks the golden anniversary of the discovery of B cells by Max Cooper and Robert Good in their classic Nature paper. Accordingly, we will honor the past 50 years of B cell study while focusing on the most up-to-date advances in B cell biology and antibody-meditated immunity. Each topical session will begin with a commentary on the history of the area, followed by presentations of the most current advances. Particular emphasis will be placed on B cell immunopoiesis in germinal centers, on the interaction of B cells with follicular-helper T cells, on antibody-mediated immunity to HIV and influenza, and on plasma and memory B cell biology. With this in mind, the presentation of unpublished data will be strongly encouraged. The goal will be to showcase the latest breakthroughs in B cell biology, antibody technologies, and the potential for B cell/antibody mediated vaccine development.