June 4-6, 2013
Penn State University
University Park, Pennsylvania
Registration is now open for the 2013 Summer Symposium
Mark your calendars for June 4, 5, 6, 2013 as the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology hosts the 32nd Summer Symposium in Molecular Biology.
The mucous membranes collectively are the largest organs of the body and comprise the linings of the gastrointestinal, urogenital and respiratory tracts. Regulation of the mucosal immune response is critical for the maintenance of healthy tissue function, for fighting microbial invaders both locally and systemically, and for mediating reproductive processes.
This Symposium will bring together key leaders in the molecular, cellular and systemic signaling fields focused on the mucosal surfaces. They will be challenged to share their latest results on how mucosal signals are integrated to maintain health, to prevent and resolve insults at the mucosal borders, and to facilitate reproduction.
The meeting will also feature a poster session and concurrent reception and oral presentations chosen from abstract submissions to highlight work by graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.
This highly interactive format will allow for the trainees to interact with key leaders in mucosal immunology and expand their thinking about the mucosa to identify common mechanisms and integrative signals on this most delicate and expansive interface between ourselves and the rest of the world.
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Image: Salmonella typhimurium (red) invading cultured human cells.
Credit: Public Domain; Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH