Abstract deadline extended to Aug. 28 for Sept. 15 Host-Pathogen Interactions COBRE Symposium

Abstract deadline extended to Friday, Aug. 28.

The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Host-Pathogen Interactions is inviting researchers and clinicians interested in infection, immunity and inflammation to participate in the Fifth Annual Host-Pathogen CoBRE Symposium to be held as an online virtual event from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. The Symposium will bring together experts investigating microbes, infectious agents and host responses.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Jane Foster – Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, and member of the Brain-Body Research Insitute, McMasters University, Hamilton, Ontario: “Microbes and mood – how your gut microbiota are linked to your mental health.”
  • Nur Hasan – CEO of EzBiome, Gaithersburg, MD and adjunct associate professor, University of Maryland Institute of Advanced Computer Studies, College Park, Md. “EzBioCloud: Empowering Discovery of Exciting New Biology and Transformative Mibrobiota-based Therapeutics.”

In addition, investigators from the University of North Dakota will present their research related to infection and immunity in both oral and a poster session.

This event aims to promote interaction and collaboration among researchers in the area and provide opportunities for learning about cutting-edge tools, approaches, and resources to advance their research in broad areas of infection and inflammation.

Researchers investigating host-pathogen questions are encouraged to submit an abstract for poster presentation (to be held in  virtual format the afternoon of September 15) to Shannon Bupp (shannon.bupp@und.edu) by Friday, Aug. 28. Details of the format for poster submission and for the virtual poster session will be circulated to researchers submitting poster abstracts.

Prior on-line registration is requested and will close Monday, Aug. 31. Links to the symposium sessions will be emailed to registered guests.