The San Antonio Vaccine Development Center (SAVE) will be presenting the 2nd San Antonio Vaccine Symposium this Friday, November 15, at the H-E-B University Center Ballroom located within The University of Texas at San Antonio Main Campus. The symposium is entitled, “Vaccine Antigen Discovery and Vaccine-Induced Immunity,” and will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.
SAVE currently guides and deploys resources for vaccine research in the following San Antonio-based institutions: UT Health Science Center San Antonio, UTSA, Texas Biomedical Research Institute and Southwest Research Institute. These organizations are also presently affiliated with BioMed San Antonio, which aims to advance the city’s biomedical research.
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Two experts in the field of vaccine research, who are also members of the National Academy of Sciences, were invited as keynote speakers at the much-anticipated symposium. Scott Hultgren is scheduled to begin his talk on “Molecular Snapshots of Pilus Biogenesis and UTI Pathogenesis: Blueprint for Therapeutics” at 8:45 a.m..a.m. He is a professor and director of the Center for Women’s Infectious Diseases Research at Washington University School of Medicine. At 2:30 in the afternoon, Rafi Ahmed from the Emory Vaccine Center will deliver his speech on the “Immunological Memory to Viruses.”
The goal of this annual SAVE symposium is to give faculty members and students a venue to further understand vaccine research and learn from experts from all over the globe. The students also have the opportunity to present their own investigations to invited experts.