Boston University 1st Annual Infectious Diseases Symposium

Inflammation in Disease Pathogenesis

Saturday, October 1, 2011

1:30pm – 5:30pm

Boston University cordially invites you to attend it’s Annual Infectious Diseases Symposium.  The first symposium,  “Inflammation in Disease Pathogenesis”, will  be held on Saturday October 1, 2011. This symposium aims to bring together researchers from regional institutions with an interest in inflammation and disease.  Four outstanding speakers will present their work with sufficient time for discussion and informal interactions among participants. Our goal is to facilitate collaborations within the Greater Boston area and to pursue new lines of investigation. Registration is complimentary to meeting attendees. To Register for this event, please fill out a Request Form.


Location: Boston University Medical Campus Ÿ 670 Albany St Ÿ 1st Floor Ÿ Boston, MA 02118

Symposium Schedule

1:30-1:45     Caroline A. Genco, Ph.D.

Boston University Medical Center

Introductory Remarks


1:45-2:30     Ulrich von Andrian, M.D. Ph.D.

Harvard Medical School

Antiviral immune response in lymph nodes

2:30-3:00     Kathryn Moore, Ph.D.

New York University

Therapeutic targeting of microRNA‐33 in cardiometabolic diseases

3:00-3:30     Refreshments

3:30-4:00     Dan Portnoy, Ph.D.

University of California Berkeley

Forward genetics to identify microbial components that activate host cytosolic surveillance pathways

4:00-4:30     Paul Kubes, Ph.D.

University of Calgary

Immune responses to infection and sterile inflammation

4:30-5:30     Wine and Cheese Reception

Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine