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14th European Meeting on Complement in Human Disease (EMCHD) 2013

17 Aug 2013 - 21 Aug 2013 - Volkshaus, Jena, Germany

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14th European Meeting on Complement in Human Disease (EMCHD) 2013

Venue and Date:

Teaching Day
(Further Details to be announced)

Welcome Reception
Auditorium University Jena
Fürstengraben 1
00743 Jena (Germany)

Main Conference, Exhibition and Gala Dinner
Volkshaus Jena
Carl-Zeiß-Platz 15
07743 Jena (Germany)


17-21 August 2013

Conference Chairs:

Prof. Dr. Peter F. Zipfel
Professor for Infection Biology
Chair Department of Infection Biology
Beutenbergstraße 11a
07745 Jena (Germany)

Conference Language

The official conference language will be English.

Conference Homepage:

Conference Organization:

Conventus Congressmanagement & Marketing GmbH
Jutta Vach/Claudia Tonn
Carl-Pulfrich-Straße 1
07745 Jena (Germany)
Phone +49 (0)3641 31 16 374
Fax +49 (0)3641 31 16 243

Further information
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Essential Component of Antiviral Defense Identified
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Single Vaccine for Chikungunya, Related Viruses May be Possible
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Is Allergy the Price We Pay for Our Immunity to Parasites?
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Blocking the Transmission Of Malaria Parasites
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Mucus – the First Line of Defence
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Antibody Targets Key Cancer Marker
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have created a molecular structure that attaches to a molecule on highly aggressive brain cancer and causes tumors to light up in a scanning machine.
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