CEND Annual Symposium
Emerging and neglected diseases are a group of debilitating and often deadly infections. As a group, these diseases are poorly understood and generally lack effective tools for prevention, control, and treatment. CEND Annual Symposium aims to strengthen connections between San Francisco Bay Area scientists working on infectious diseases of global health importance and the broader global health research, product development, and advocacy communities. The symposium features a dynamic list of invited speakers from around the world, including scientists from developing countries. Each January the event attracts over 400 registrants. Participants include academic researchers from UC Berkeley, UCSF, Stanford, UC Davis as well as representatives from local biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and global health nonprofits.
7th Annual CEND Symposium
The 7th Annual CEND Symposium took place on January 9, 2015.
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Vaccines and Therapeutics for Emerging and Neglected Infectious Diseases: From Science to Solutions Friday January 9th, 2015 — 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (reception and poster session to follow) UC Berkeley, Li Ka Shing Center Auditorium, Room 245
Joanne Flynn, University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineVariability Defines Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection
Richard Glynne,Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
Finding New Drugs for Kinetoplastid Diseases: Sleeping Sickness, Chagas Disease and Leishmaniasis
Gerald Pier, Harvard Medical School
Molecular Factors Mediating Immunity Targeting the Conserved Microbial Surface Polysaccharide, Poly-n-Acetyl Glucosamine
David Russell, Cornell University
How Host Physiology Impacts the Drug Susceptibility of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
Erica Ollmann Saphire, Scripps Research Institute & Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Immunotherapeutic Consortium
Antibodies Against Ebola: The Roadmap
Matthias Schnell, Thomas Jefferson University
Two Birds with One Stone: A Rabies Virus-Based Vaccines Against Filoviruses
The symposium will also feature a panel in academic and industry partnerships, exploring the rewards and pitfalls of translating promising basic science performed at universities to new vaccine and therapeutic development programs led by biotechnology companies. Speakers include Harvard and Berkeley faculty, as well as representatives from Bay Area biotechnology companies including Aduro Biotech, Amyris, and Aridis.
This year's symposium featured a poster session to complement the exciting line-up of plenary speakers. Participants presented posters in the areas of epidemiology, basic sciences and translational research related to emerging and neglected disease. Space is limited for poster presentations. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register and submit your poster abstract to CEND@berkeley.edu by January 2nd, 2015.
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Videos of the 2014 and 2015 CEND Symposium Events
Finding New Drugs for Kinetoplastid Diseases: Sleeping Sickness, Chagas Disease, and Leishmaniasis Chagas disease, l...
Molecular Factors Mediating Immunity Targeting the Conserved Microbial Surface Polysaccharide, Poly-N-Acetyl Glucosa...
Featuring: Dan Portnoy, UC Berkeley, Tom Dubensky, Aduro Biotech, Gerald Pier, Harvard, and Vu Truong, Aridis Pharma...
Two Birds with One Stone: A Rabies Virus-based Vaccine against Filoviruses The identification of vaccination strateg...
Erica Ollmann Saphire, Scripps Research Institute & Director of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Immunotherapeutic ConsortiumAntibodies against Ebola Virus: The Roadmap Last summer, antibody therapies made headlines when one unpublished cock...
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Understanding how the Malaria Parasite Invades and Renovates the Human Red Blood Cell...