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iCubed to host national vaccine convention

Posted 10/15/12

PROVIDENCE – The Institute for Immunology and Informatics (iCubed) at the University of Rhode Island will host its annual Vaccine Renaissance Conference at the Hotel Providence on Oct. 15-17, bringing together top researchers in vaccine development.

The conference will provide a one-of-a-kind forum for discussion about today’s most significant infectious disease threats, according to URI Professor Denice Spero, co-director of iCubed. “This year’s discussions will focus on a variety of topics including biodefense, animal vaccines and human health, neglected tropical diseases, vaccine vectors, and the human microbiome,” she said.

As part of the conference, iCubed will be teaching scientists how to use its informatics tools to design vaccines. With this training, the scientists can then apply for $50,000 grants to use the tools to design vaccines for emerging infectious diseases and for biodefense applications, according to Spero.

During the conference, iCubed will be celebrating its fourth birthday, having grown from four employees in 2009 to more than 20 employees today at its downtown Providence location.

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