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Frontiers in innate immunity and drug discovery

6 – 11 July 2015 | Johannesburg, South Africa

About the lecture course

The innate immune system provides the major line of defense against invading organisms for invertebrates, and a first line of defense for vertebrates. Using natural infection models, the role of innate immunity in protection from acquiring infections, resolution of infections and disease severity, and control of chronic infections has gained increasing interest. The main strategies for combating the numerous bacterial and viral infections that threaten human health are the use of antibiotics, prophylactic treatments such as vaccine and chemicals. These strategies, however, are proving to be insufficient with the passage of time as bacteria have developed resistance to antibiotics and immense challenges have emerged with regard to vaccine delivery systems especially the targeting the antigen and adjuvant to the right cell type and regulation of how the antigen is presented to the immune system of the host.

 

This lecture course will review advances in Innate Immunity that can be exploited for drug discovery and development. It aims to bring together those who are involved in Innate Immunity or Drug Discovery & development or both. Both fields are crucial to meet health problems in South Africa and are growing steadily at Universities and at Institutes such as the CSIR and the Agricultural Research Institute. The lecture course also aims to facilitate collaborative research between researchers.

 

Early registration deadline

27 March 2015

Late registration deadline

29 May 2015

Abstract submission deadline

2 June 2015

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Speakers

 

Programme

 

Registration

Early registration deadline

27 March 2015

Late registration deadline

29 May 2015

Abstract submission deadline

2 June 2015

 

Early

until 27 March 2015

Student/postdocs

ZAR1120

(incl. accommodation)

Academic

ZAR2000

Industry

ZAR7500

Late

until 29 May 2015

Student/postdocs

ZAR1500

(incl. accommodation)

Academic

ZAR2500

Industry

Daily

 

Student/postdocs

ZAR750

(excl. accommodation)

Academic

Industry

ZAR2000

 

 

 

Registration includes:

  • Accommodation (only for graduate student and postdoc, as shown above)

  • course materials

  • meals and group excursion

 

Payment

Please transfer the payment to:

Bank name: First national Bank
Name of account: T/A Faculty of Science
Account Number: 62151059469
Branch name: Corporate Account Services, Johannesburg
Branch number: 255005
Reference: EMBO2015. (very important)
SWIFT code: FIRNZAJJ657

 

Registration will be confirmed after payment has been received.

 

Abstract

Abstract should not be more than 200 words. Content should address aspects of innate immunity and/or drug discovery.

 

Poster

The poster will be A0 size with 2.5 cm borders. The poster should be accompanied by a 10-15 min presentation explaining the poster.

 

Accommodation

We will endeavor to accommodate students in single rooms if available at Wits University Student Residences: East Campus.

 

 

 

Contact

Monde Ntwasa

Email: Monde.Ntwasa@wits.ac.za

 

 

 
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Venue

Sturrock Park

Raikes Road (Cnr. Enoch Sontonga Avenue)

Braamfontein

Johannesburg

 

Transport

The closest airport is O.R. Tambo International airport.

From the airport take Gautrain (underground) to Rosebank or Park Stations. Shuttle will be provided at specific times from Rosebank and from Park Station (times to be provided closer to the meeting).

 

Driving

From airport parking, get onto R24 to Johannesburg, merge onto N12. Take exit 113 for N3S/N12 towards M2. Merge onto N12/N3 Eastern bypass, keep left and follow signs to Germiston. Keep right and follow signs to M2/Johannesburg. Proceed on M2. Take exit 10 and merge onto M1 towards Sandton/Pretoria. Take exit R55 to the University of the Witwatersrand. GPS: 26° 11’ 33’’ S. 28° 1’ 23’’E

 

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