2014 International Gamma Delta T-Cell Conference

6th Biennial International Gamma Delta T-Cell Conference - Celebrating 30 years since γδ T cells were first discovered.

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We are very pleased to announce that the sixth biennial International Gamma Delta (γδ) T-Cell Conference will be held on May 16-18, 2014 in Chicago, USA. The International γδ T-Cell Conference is held every two years, and is the only forum for presentation and discussion of cutting-edge advances in the basic to translational aspects of γδ T-cell research.

Importantly, there will be a special opening section to celebrate the 30th year anniversary of the discovery of γδ T cells. Several pioneers contributing to the discovery of γδ T cells will for the first time give an historical overview of their discoveries in 1984-1987.

γδ T cells have broad function such as tissue homeostasis/ tissue repair and immune regulation/responses to cancers, inflammation/ autoimmunity, and infections contributing to immune resistance to tuberculosis. Recent studies have continuously made new discoveries about the biology and function of γδ T cells. Translational studies in clinical trials and pre-clinical proof-of- concept investigations continuously explore utility and efficacy of γδ T cell-based immunotherapeutic treatment of cancer patients and nonhuman primates with TB and other infections.

Topics that will be covered in the conference include Historical Overview of γδ T-Cell Discovery; γδ T-Cell Development and Homeostasis; Antigens and Ligands for γδ T Cells; Co-receptors and Co-stimulatory Molecules of γδ T Cells; γδ T Cells and Their Neighbors; γδ T Cells In Infections and Immunity; γδ T Cells In Inflammation, Tissue Repair, and Autoimmunity; γδ T Cells in Cancers; γδ T Cells and Immunotherapy.

We welcome all who have an interest in this very exciting and promising area of biomedical research.