This virtual FASEB Science Research Conference is focused on exploring the role of nutrition in innate and adaptive immunity. The conference will bring together graduate students, postdocs, and junior and senior investigators from academia and industry.
The main themes of this conference will address the complex interplay between dietary nutrients and outcomes associated with the microbiome, infection, and inflammation in the context of health and disease.
Conference sessions will present the latest research and foster discussion on:
- Diet, Microbiome, and Immunity During Infancy
- Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Immune Health
- Nutritional Immunity: The Battle for Nutrients Between Host and Bacteria
- Obesity: Impacts on Innate and Adaptive Immunity
- Diet and Infection in the Age of COVID
- Environmental and Nutritional Stressors on Immunity
- Food Components Impact Adaptive Immunity
- Dietary Patterns, Inflammation, and Disease Risk
- Diet, Inflammation, and Cancer
The conference covers nine sessions with 10 selected abstracts for short talks, and a "Meet the Expert" session in a speed-dating format, to allow engagement between junior and senior investigators. Nicole Baumgarth, PhD, DVM (University of California, Davis) will present the keynote lecture.
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Charles Stephensen, USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center
Raz Shaikh, UNC-Chapel Hill
Sarah Comstock, Michigan State
Stephen Hursting, UNC-Chapel Hill