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New complimentary webinar from Science:

Metabolic regulation of immunity: Exploring programs that drive immune development and function

You are invited to hear our panel of experts on
April 27, 2016, in this live, online educational seminar. For more information and complimentary registration

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Time: 12 noon Eastern, 9 a.m. Pacific, 5 p.m. UK, 6 p.m. Central Europe

Duration:1 hour

About This Webinar

According to conventional thinking, metabolic changes related to disease are thought to be triggered predominantly by signals from the immune cell-signaling network. However, recent evidence supports a role for metabolism as a “first responder” that can be decisive in actually forming immune responses and determining outcomes based on the metabolic potential and fitness of the responding cells. This new insight has led to the potential for reprogramming cellular metabolism to direct immune cell fate and function and thus to ultimately improve disease outcomes. In this webinar we will explain how metabolic pathways and substrates have been found to impact particular immune cell subsets and their functional roles. The application of this knowledge to better understand disease
and to reveal novel therapeutic approaches will also be discussed.

During the webinar, our expert speakers will:
• Describe the metabolic pathways and substrates that control immune cell activation, amplification, effector function, and memory
• Demonstrate how the metabolic programs of immune cells are connected with their ability to respond to infection and disease
• Outline new therapeutic strategies that exploit the regulatory role of metabolism in immunity
• Answer your questions live during the broadcast!


Jeffrey Rathmell, Ph.D.
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Russell Jones, Ph.D.
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Christoph Hess, M.D., Ph.D.
University Hospital Basel

Basel, Switzerland

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