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Germinal Center Dynamics and HIV Vaccines
A Webinar Summarizing Meeting Outcomes

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The Vaccine Research Program of Division of AIDS, NIAID, held a consultation on "Germinal Center Dynamics and Antibody Maturation for Protective Immunity " on 28 August, 2015. The meeting brought together B cell immunologists and experts in HIV vaccines to review recent developments in germinal center biology highlighting how complex germinal center reactions mediate selection of high-affinity B cell clones, and to evaluate the implication of defects in germinal center physiology for autoimmunity. The outcomes of this consultation were presented and discussed in this open webinar.

Webinar speakers include:

  • Shane Crotty, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
  • Bart Haynes, Duke University
  • Garnett Kelsoe, Duke University
  • Michael McHeyzer-Williams, The Scripps Research Institute

The evaluation of opportunities and insights to develop optimal germinal center antibody responses against HIV-1 antigens will help address the strategies that can drive B cells along desirable maturation pathways, and activate the antibody affinity maturation process for guiding the immune responses of HIV vaccine candidates.

  • Date: 25 September, 2015
  • Time: 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
  • Duration: 1 hour
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