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UND Host-Pathogen Interactions CoBRE Symposium set for Sept. 17

The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Host-Pathogen Interactions is inviting UND faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to attend the annual Host-Pathogen CoBRE Symposium to be held at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The Symposium will bring together experts investigating both microbial infectious agents and host responses to those infectious agents.

Confirmed Speakers for the event are:

  • Dr. John Gallin, the National Institutes of Health, who will discuss “Lessons from Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Search for a NOX-2 Inhibitor to Treat Inflammation.”
  • Dr. Jenny Ting, University of North Carolina, who will discuss “Innate immune receptors: Roles in inflammation, cancer and the microbiota.”

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

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 the areas of infection and inflammation.

Researchers investigating host-pathogen questions are encouraged to submit an abstract for poster presentation (to be held in the afternoon on September 17) to Shannon Bupp ( by Wednesday, July 31. Prior on-line registration  is appreciated. Registration for the symposium will close Saturday, August 10.

The Symposium will be from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The School of Medicine & Health Sciences is located at 1301 North Columbia Road in Grand Forks, N.D.