The science program covers eight topics: genetic and epigenetic regulation of the immune system; genetic regulation of pathogen sensing; the microbiome; the genetics and epigenetics of complex disease; functional genomics; immunodiversity and individual responses to immune challenges; medical genomics, clinical applications, and immunotherapy; and insights into immune system function in monogenic diseases.
"We are thrilled for the HudsonAlpha campus to become again a global crossroads for scientists in this emerging field. The 2014 event is building on the success of our 2012 one and promises to be inspiring and even bigger and better," said Richard M. Myers, HudsonAlpha's president and scientific director.
The ImmunoGenomics 2014 conference promises a fun introduction to Southern cuisine, history, and attractions. The conference program includes a visit to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp and the Saturn V moon rocket designated a National Historic Landmark. Taking advantage of Huntsville's vibrant collection of local microbreweries, a "Hops on the Helix" beer festival will precede Wednesday's closing banquet and keynote address. The HudsonAlpha campus consists of 153 acres nestled within the second largest research park in the United States, Cummings Research Park.
The city of Huntsville, Alabama is renown in the Southeast for its high-tech economy, highly educated workforce, and its pivotal role developing space technologies and systems such as the Apollo Saturn V rocket to the moon, the Space Shuttle's main engines and booster
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HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology