Infectious Disease Research Talks 2018 Symposium: Metabolism of Infectious Diseases, Defining Relationships for Solutions
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June 12-14, 2018 – Colorado State University – Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Walk in registrations are welcome at the start of the symposium, June 12, 2018 beginning at 4 p.m., and on June 13, 2018 at 7 a.m. by the Lory Student Center Ballroom D.
For questions, please contact Conference and Event Services at conferences@colostate.edu or (970) 491-6222.

About the Symposium

The establishment and outcome of infections are defined by molecular interactions between the host and pathogen. Research and understanding of host-pathogen interactions have grown dramatically in a post-genomic era. As such, it is now recognized that the molecular events dictating pathogen colonization, host immune responses, pathology, and disease transmission are more complicated than simple ligand-receptor interfaces between macromolecules. The wealth of transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics data generated for a wide range of infectious diseases reveal that small molecule metabolism is an integral part of disease progression. This includes manipulation of host metabolic processes by pathogens; pathogen metabolic adaptation to the hosts’ environments; and interspecies communication and signaling via small molecules; as well as the emergence of immunometabolism as a key aspect of host responses that lead to protection or pathogenesis.

This symposium will bring together scientists representing a breadth of infectious diseases and immunology research, with a collective interest in studying the metabolism of pathogens and their hosts. The goals are to: 1) provide a current and comprehensive understanding of the role of metabolism in infectious diseases; 2) highlight emerging technologies and approaches important for studying infectious disease metabolism; 3) understand how information and knowledge gained through the study of metabolism can be translated into interventions to prevent or control infectious disease; and 4) create an opportunity for the formulation of new hypotheses and collaborations.

Specific topics that will be addressed:

  • The role of immunometabolism in infectious diseases
  • Pathogen and host interactions leading to adaptation of metabolic states and processes
  • Communication and signaling via small molecule metabolites
  • Emerging technologies and translation