The Molecular Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases seminar series and mini-symposium are a cross-disciplinary collaborative endeavor designed to increase our collective understanding of infectious diseases and ignite interest in developing translational research projects.
With participants from the department of Microbiology, the division of Infectious Diseases, the Mucosal Immunology Program, the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, the department of Molecular Biology, the department of Neurology and many others, the MPID initiative draws on a wide base of expertise and interests.
Weekly seminars are given by research scientists focused on infectious diseases; a calendar of seminars can be found here.
An annual mini-symposium is also hosted by the MPID initiative. The 2013 mini-symposium was held on May 3rd, 2013 and was focused on the theme of "Exploring Relationships Between Susceptibility, Infection, and Disease". The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Jean-Laurent Casanova and was titled "Toward a genetic theory of childhood diseases". We also heard from several different scientists from around the state of Colorado on the various factors that influence susceptibility to infectious diseases.