5 March, 2013
ESEB abstract submission deadline has been extended to the 8th of March. We invite you to participate in our symposium on “Non-genetic transfer of immunity across generations ” evolution and underlying mechanisms”, including free dinner sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation for all symposium participants.
To cope with parasites and pathogens, immunological experience can be transferred across generations also non-genetically, allowing for higher adaptive plasticity. Recent studies suggest that trans- generational immune priming (TGIP) can also be provided by innate defence components and that it is not limited to maternal effects. Both evolutionary and mechanistic advances in TGIP should be addressed in this symposium in systems ranging from invertebrates to vertebrates.
Ben Sadd (ETH Zürich) and Mike Boots (University of Exeter)
For registration and abstract submission, please go here:
We are looking forward to seeing you in Lisbon!