HLA and KIR Population Dynamics Workshop

11/03/2018 - 10:20 - 14/03/2018 - 10:20

An interdisciplinary workshop on HLA and KIR population dynamics - a joint meeting of immunologists, modellers and clinicians.

The HLA and KIR gene complexes are among the most polymorphic regions in the human genome due to their role in the immune response. Recent advances in characterizing HLA and KIR diversity in human populations have had crucial translational impacts on modeling bone marrow and solid organ transplant matching.

The workshop will be an excellent opportunity to discuss recent advances in HLA and KIR population genetics and dynamics, and to discuss their impact on cellular therapies such as transplantation.

This international workshop will host leading immunologists, population geneticists, clinicians, bone marrow registry managers to discuss all aspects of the HLA and KIR polymorphism and function, methods to model genetic diversity and selection forces, and to optimize transplant matching.

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