Mycology Meeting Announcement
Dennis M. Dixon
Dennis_M._Dixon at exec.niaid.pc.niaid.nih.gov
Tue Nov 29 18:04:54 EST 1994
The Third NIAID Workshop in the Medical Mycology Series
Immunology in Medical Mycology (Part 1 of 2):
ANTIGENIC PEPTIDES, GLYCOBIOLOGY AND VACCINES
Yellowstone Conference Center
Big Sky, Montana
September 7-9, 1995
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National
Institutes of Health (NIAID) recognizes the growing importance of
medical mycology and the opportunities provided by recent advances in
immunology and molecular biology. Two workshops will be devoted to this
topic. The first workshop, or Part 1, will be held September 7-9, 1995.
Part 2 will be held approximately one year later. The goals of Part 1
(1) expand the network of investigators working with immunological systems
in medical mycology; (2) interface with investigators from other fields
for interactive learning; and (3) highlight the technological aspects of
isolation and characterization of antigens that elicit a protective
immune response in the host.
FORMAT AND CHAIRPERSONS
Topics for the 2.5 day workshop (Part 1) are: Antigenic Peptides and
Proteins; Glycobiology; and Vaccines. A general overview of the topic area
in medical mycology will be presented along with specific advances in
fungal and non-fungal related models of human infectious diseases.
There will be one morning session each of the three days and one evening
session on the first and second days. Afternoons will be free.
Registrants are invited to submit abstracts of 150-250 words to be
considered for presentation in the poster sessions.
Interaction will be facilitated by discussions in small working groups
following each of the first two day's sessions, in addition to group
discussion at large on the third day.
The workshop is co-chaired by Rebecca Cox, Ph.D., George Deepe, M.D., and
Jim Cutler, Ph.D. (A joint workshop of the NIAID, The Texas Center for
Infectious Diseases, The University of Cincinnati, Montana State
University, and the Medical Mycology Community).
Wednesday, September 6
8:00 pm Reception
Thursday, September 7 -----PROTEINS/PEPTIDES-----
George Deepe, Jr., M.D. Peptides: A Medical Mycological Assessment
Alessandro Sette, Ph.D. The Study of T Cell Mediated Immunity in
Cytel Corp. Fungal Disease
San Diego, CA
James P. Tam, Ph.D. Multiple Antigenic Peptide Based Vaccines
Paula R. Sundstrom, Ph.D. Isolation of "the Right" Genes and Their
Ohio State U. Products; Candida enolase
Bruce Klein, M.D. Blastomyces dermatitidis; Native and
U. Wisconsin Recombinant Peptide Immunoreactivity
Theo N. Kirkland, M.D. Immunoprotective Responses to Coccidioides
VA Medical Center immitis
San Diego, CA
Elizabeth J. Keath, Ph.D. Histoplasma capsulatum Phase-Specific,
St. Louis U. Nuclear Protein Factors
St. Louis, MO
Friday, September 8 -----GLYCOBIOLOGY-----
Thomas R. Kozel, Ph.D. Glycobiology: A Medical Mycological
U. Nevada Assessment
Patrick J. Brennan, Ph.D. Glycolipids and Glycoproteins of Mycobacteria
Colorado State U. and their Isolation, Purification, Synthesis
Ft. Collins, CO and Antigenicity
Roger O'Neil, Ph.D. Methods/Approaches to Separate and Purify
Perkin Elmer Carbohydrates; Sequence Modeling
Foster City, CA
Jim E. Cutler, Ph.D. Candida albicans Cell Surface Mannan
Montana State U. Structure and Function
Robert Cherniak, Ph.D. Heterogeneity of the Cryptococcus neoformans
Georgia State U. capsule: An Overview and Implications for
Atlanta, GA the Field
Arturo Casadevall, Immunoreactive Epitopes of Cryptococcus
M.D., Ph.D. neoformans
Albert Einstein College
Errol Reiss, Ph.D. Glycoproteins of Histoplasma, Blastomyces and
Centers for Disease Control Coccidioides
Saturday, September 9 -----VACCINES-----
John E. Bennett, M.D. Vaccines: A Medical Mycological Assessment
Roy Curtiss III, Ph.D. From Molecular Biology to Large Scale Trials.
Washington U. Salmonella as an Antigen Vector: Learning
St. Louis, MO from Pitfalls
Milan S. Blake, Ph.D. A Gonococcal Vaccine Approach
New York, NY
John R. La Montagne, Ph.D. Vaccines and the NIAID
Dennis M. Dixon, Ph.D. Vaccines and the Mycology Program
REGISTRATION AND DEADLINES
Enrollment will be limited to 100 people.
for registration is August 23, 1995.
for travel requests is June 1, 1995.
for submission of Abstracts for a poster session is June 1, 1995.
For further information about the Workshop, contact Sheri Gardner at the
Extended Studies Office, Extended Studies Office, 204 Culberston Hall,
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717
Internet: uxssg at msu.oscs.montana.edu
Registration: $314(includes registration fees, round trip ground
transportation from and to the Bozeman airport, the reception on
Wednesday evening, meals as indicated above and coffee breaks)
Lodging: $78/room/night (single or double occupancy)
Limited travel support will be available. To be considered for support,
eligibility for NIH National Research Service Awards for Individual
Research Fellows (F32) or graduate students eligible for NIH predoctoral
training programs (T32) is required.
WORKSHOP SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The list of contributors for this workshop includes the NIAID, Montana
State University, University of Cincinnati, Abbott Labs, Eli Lilly,
Glaxo, Merck Research Labs, Miles, Monsanto, Pfizer, Sandoz and
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