[Cytometry] Call for Abstracts: 4th Infectious Diseases in Africa Symposium & 5th African Flow Cytometry workshop

Elisa Nemes elisa.nemes at gmail.com
Fri Apr 26 11:11:51 EDT 2013

Dear all,

We are pleased to inform you that two exciting scientific events will take place in August/September 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa, organized by the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine (IIDMM) at the University of Cape Town and Duke University. The first event is a two-day symposium: “4th Symposium of Infectious Diseases in Africa: “Immune escape from HIV-1, Malaria and TB: implications for vaccine design” and will take place on 30 August – 1 September 2013. The aims of the Symposium are: 1) To provide young African investigators with the most recent data on immune evasion mechanisms leading to pathogenesis of HIV, TB, and Malaria and implications for vaccine development. 2) To allow young investigators the opportunity to discuss their own research projects with experts in the field. 3) To foster collaborations and enable an African network of scientists, where region-specific problems can be addressed in future.
The second event is the “5th African Flow Cytometry Workshop: Measurement of Immune Responses” that will immediately follow the symposium on 2-6 September 2013. This workshop will allow 12 scholars to receive an in-depth hands-on training on the most recent techniques in multiparameter flow cytometry assays and to analyze and interpret complex sets of data.
Click to download the “Call for Abstracts” and the “Abstract Submission Form” for these events, or visit the IIDMM website:

For more information and abstract submissions, please contact the meeting secretariat at carinak at nicd.ac.za


Elisa Nemes, PhD
Postdoctoral research fellow
South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI)
School of Child and Adolescent Health
University of Cape Town
Republic of South Africa

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