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Crossroads Between Innate and Adaptive Immunity IV

  • Peter D. Katsikis
  • Stephen P. Schoenberger
  • Bali Pulendran
  • Covers the prestigious Aegean Conferences

  • Edited by experts on vaccines and immune response

  • Draws on research in multiple fields of immunologic research


Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 785)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Diego Mourao-Sa, Soumit Roy, J. Magarian Blander
    Pages 1-8
  3. You Yi Hwang, Andrew N. J. McKenzie
    Pages 9-26
  4. David Voehringer
    Pages 37-41
  5. Modesta N. Njau, Joshy Jacob
    Pages 67-75
  6. Sanda Remakus, Luis J. Sigal
    Pages 77-86
  7. Nathalie Schmitt, Hideki Ueno
    Pages 87-94
  8. Derk Amsen, Ronald A. Backer, Christina Helbig
    Pages 107-120
  9. Dimitrios G. Koutsonanos, Richard W. Compans, Ioanna Skountzou
    Pages 121-132
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 133-136

About this book


This volume presents a collection of reviews derived from work presented at the Aegean Conference: “4th Crossroads between innate and adaptive immunity”. This meeting was the fourth in a series, and assembled a team of scientists working on mechanisms by which the innate immune system of the host senses pathogens, the cellular and signaling networks that orchestrate the innate response and antigen presentation and adaptive immunity. The importance of the crosstalk between innate immunity and the adaptive immune response has only recently started to be appreciated. Although it is well recognized that dendritic cells, NK cells, NK-T cells and T cells are all critical for the host response to pathogens, the respective fields that study the biology of these immune cells tend to exist in parallel worlds with minimum exchange of information and ideas. This fragmentation hinders the integration of these fields towards a unified theory of host response. The Aegean Conference “Crossroads between Innate and Adaptive Immunity” brought together leading international scientists and experts to address critical areas of Innate and Adaptive immunity something necessary for the development of more efficient scientific exchange and crosspollination between these fields. This conference attracted scientists from all over the world to discuss their latest findings on the various aspects of Innate and Adaptive immunity. The conference had limited participation and a scientific and social program that maximized scientific interchange through lecture presentations, poster sessions and informal discussions.  



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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter D. Katsikis
    • 1
  • Stephen P. Schoenberger
    • 2
  • Bali Pulendran
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Medicine, Department Microbiology & ImmunologyDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2., Laboratory of Cellular ImmunologyLa Jolla Institute for Allergy and ImmunLa JollaUSA
  3. 3.Emory Vaccine Center &, Yerkes National Primate Research CenterEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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“Bring together a group of experts whose research focuses on the mechanisms by which innate and adaptive immunity function in the host and the cellular and signaling pathways that lead to effective immunity. … The book would be of interest solely to those who have an interest in the specific topics that were covered at the meeting. … If the topics are of interest to you, this is a very nice book to have on your shelf.” (Marion C. Cohen, Doody’s Book Reviews, December, 2015)