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12th Annual Immunology Symposium

"B Cells and Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies"

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12th Annual Immunology Symposium

Blood Research Institute – October 17, 2018, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Education - Wisconsin

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Blood Research Institute
8733 W. Watertown Plank Rd.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

This symposium focuses on the most current advances in B cell biology and in understanding of broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs). Particular emphasis will be placed on many new aspects of the mechanisms underlying B cell development and the latest breakthroughs in the generation and characterization of broadly neutralizing antibodies against the highly antigenically diverse viruses, such as the HIV, influenza virus, et al.

The symposium will help students, postdocs, investigators and clinicians to better understand the mechanisms by which these bnAbs are generated and how they provide protections and generate new ideas for designing vaccines that elicit protective antibodies.

Featured Speakers:

Frederick Alt, PhD 

Harvard Medical School
New Insights into Mechanisms that Generate Primary and Peripheral B Cell Repetoires



James Crowe, MD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Molecular and Genetic Basis for Development of Broad and Potent Neutralizing Antibodies


Betty Diamond, MD

Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Origins of Autoreactive B cells in Systemic Lupus


Gary J. Nabel, MD, PhD

Development of Trispecific Antibodies for AIDS and Cancer



William Schief, PhD

The Scripps Research Institute
Germline-Targeting Vaccine Design for HIV



Demin Wang, PhD

BloodCenter of Wisconsin
B Cell and Antibody Response in Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia



Additional Resources:

Organizing Committee Chairs: 

Demin Wang, PhD Demin.Wang@bcw.edu
Renren Wen, PhD Renren.Wen@bcw.edu

Event Contact

Jenny Wojtysiak

Research Administration, Blood Research Institute
Email 414-937-3854

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