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The 5th RCAI-JSI International Symposium on Immunology 2009
"Cellular and Genetic View on Autoimmunity"
July 9-10 2009

Symposium Invitation
The RCAI-JSI International Symposium on Immunology is a series of annual conferences hosted by RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI) in conjunction with the Japanese Society for Immunology (JSI). The symposium was founded in 2005 to provide a forum for active discussions on the cutting edge of immunological research. The steering committee is composed of the representatives of RCAI and JSI, and organizes the program with advice from the international advisory committee. The RCAI-JSI international symposium is complementary to JSI International Symposia that are held during its annual meeting. These meetings promote the progress of immunology and encourage young researchers not only in Japan but also in Asia and all over the world. In the every RCAI-JSI International Symposium, about 400 people gathered to learn about the most advanced topics in immunology and exchange their results.

At the fifth symposium, we will focus on "Cellular and Genetic View on Autoimmunity". The symposium will be divided into four sections, 'Genetics in Autoimmunity', 'Balancing regulation of autoimmunity by Treg and Th17 cells', 'Involvement of pathogens in autoimmunity' and 'Molecular basis of autoimmunity'. At this stage, 19 invited researchers will introduce their cutting edge research. We believe that in this rapidly advancing era of science, direct interaction between people is one of the most effective ways to spread knowledge and inspire researchers to explore new directions. We hope that during the symposium, people will consider both newly solved and yet un-solved problems, and that the symposium will function to connect the researchers, and contribute to future studies of immunological science. We welcome your registration and attendance.

The date and place
Date: July 9(Thu) - 10(Fri), 2009
Place: Conference Center 5F, PACIFICO YOKOHAMA
1-1-1 Minato Mirai Nishi-ku Yokohama, 220-0012 Japan
Application period: March 10(Tue) - June 19(Fri), 2009
Applications for participation can be made online.

Participation fee
(Reception fee: 5,000yen)

RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI)
The Japanese Society for Immunology (JSI)