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.
Recent research examples include the study of Lyme disease and mosquito-borne viruses like Zika, dengue and yellow fever.
This symposium will bring together scientists to discuss infectious diseases and immunology research, with a collective interest in studying the metabolism of pathogens and their hosts.
Specific topics that will be addressed include:
- 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