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News from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Registration extended, poster prizes announced for Host-Pathogen Symposium on Sept. 21

The SMHS 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 Sixth Annual Host-Pathogen CoBRE Symposium to be held as a virtual event on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Confirmed keynote speakers for the event are:

  • Thomas Lane, Ph.D. – Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior, School of Biological Sciences, and member of the Institute of Immunology, UCI School of Medicine, University of California – Irvine, Irvine, Calif.
  • Lars Eckmann, M.D. – Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the San Diego Digestive Diseases Research Center, Division of Gastroenterology, UCSD School of Medicine, University of California – San Diego, San Diego, Calif.
  • Paul Robbins, Ph.D. – Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, and Associate Director, Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism (iBAM), University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minn.

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

See the symposium’s schedule of events here.

Both the registration and poster abstract submission deadlines have been extended to Friday, Sept. 17 at 11:59 p.m.!

Register here.

Poster submissions are open to all students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and physicians. Anyone wishing to be included in the poster session from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 should submit an abstract with authors and affiliations at the link on the Symposium homepage. Two $250 awards will be awarded to the top posters: one to the best graduate student poster and one to the best postdoctoral fellow poster.

Completed posters in the PowerPoint format must be submitted no later than Sept. 17 to