ISV 2018 Computational Vaccinology Pre-Conference Workshop
Saturday, October 27th
9:00AM-4:00PM

Join the Institute for Immunology & Informatics (iCubed) as they host a workshop in vaccine design and Computational Vaccinology, with a focus on neglected tropical and emerging infectious diseases and cancer, using the iVAX toolkit, on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

This workshop is open to students and researchers who are interested in working with computational vaccinology. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art informatics tools and how they may be applied to rapidly develop vaccines.

Participants will hear from speakers who have used the iVAX toolkit to identify epitopes, design vaccines and perform real-time analyses. Topic areas include neglected and emerging infectious diseases (NTD/EID), cancer vaccines, and computational vaccine (CV) design methods.

Confirmed speakers are to include:

Frances Terry, MPH
Director of Analysis, EpiVax, Inc.

Dan Hoft, MD, PhD 
Professor/Director, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Allergy, and Immunology
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Annie De Groot, MD
Research Professor and Director, Institute for Immunology and Informatics
CEO/CSO, EpiVax, Inc.

Patrick M. Reeves, PhD
Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Participants should plan to bring:

  • A sequence in FASTA format, of no more than 1000 amino acids in length
  • A laptop computer with internet access
  • A basic understanding of immunology
  • An interest in T cell responses to pathogens

The fee for this event is $200 for non-students and $75 for students. All graduate and undergraduate students should provide a letter of support from a mentor or advisor verifying that they are enrolled in a course of study and that the iVAX toolkit will be useful.

Breakfast will be provided at the workshop. Participants are on their own for lunch.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
ALL STUDENTS MUST CONTACT BARBARA MUHITCH (bmuhitch@uri.edu) IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THEIR STUDENT DISCOUNT RATE.   

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In the meantime, feel free to browse our previous NTD/EID Computational Vaccinology workshops: