2018 Symposium

Computational Immunology: Focus on B cells
15 June 2018

Location: ***** CHANGE OF VENUE ******
Barrister’s Hall
Room 103
Summer M. Redstone Building
Boston University Law School
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Antibodies constitute an astonishingly plastic molecular population that collectively serve as detectors and effectors in host protection against the microbes and viruses that share the world with us. The continued reshaping of the antibody response is part choreography and part improvisation, and is the subject of intense research effort. New measurement techniques, including high-throughput sequencing, have opened unprecedented new avenues for investigation and necessitated the development of sophisticated statistical and mathematical approaches. This symposium features speakers at the forefront of these developments to share their insights into these exciting new opportunities.

Reception: A reception and poster session will be held at the Hariri Institute (111 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215) from 6-8 pm on Thursday June 14.

Steven Kleinstein, Yale University
Analysis of B cell antibody repertoires from next-generation sequencing (in autoimmunity and other diseases)
Cliburn Chan, Duke University
Model-based calibration of flow cytometry data
Veronika Zarnitsyna, Emory University
Intermediate levels of vaccination coverage may minimize seasonal influenza outbreaks
Jim Crowe, Vanderbilt University
Complexity of the Human Immunome
Tom Kepler and Feng Feng, Boston University
Plasmablast dynamics: inside and out
Shenshen Wang, University of California, Los Angeles
Self-tuning of B cell synaptic patterns enhances antigen affinity grading
Erick Matsen, Fred Hutchinson
Taking uncertainty and biology seriously when analyzing B cell receptor sequence data
Galit Alter, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
Systems Serology to identify novel correlates of protection from infection disease

Symposium schedule

Reception and Poster Session

On Thursday evening (June 14) there will be a reception and poster session hosted by, and at, the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering. More information will be posted to this website as it becomes available. Registration is required.

Please note that we cannot guarantee a lunch for new registrants.

Registration for the Computational Immunology Symposium

Transportation links:
Boston University free shuttle
Boston Green Line train service
Boston University Parking

Funding: The 2018 Summer School and Symposium are funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, under Grant No. U19AI117892 to Boston University. This work is supported under the Modeling Immunity for Biodefense program.

Additional funding provided by:
HIC Sub-brand (informal with full name)