• AAI 2019

    Meet us at the American Association of Immunologists Annual Meeting in San Diego, May 10-12. We are in booth 708!

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    We are excited to be hosting a workshop on diagnostic and prognostic value of protein biomarker immune factors in M. tuberculosis infection outcomes on May 10 at 11:15 am in Room 2. See details below.

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    More about the workshop:

    Speaker: Dr. Roshni Roy Chowdhury together with Olink

    Dr. Chowdhury is currently a Research Scientist in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology with Prof. Yueh-hsiu Chien at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She will be presenting her work in M. tuberculosis that was published in Nature and featured in Nature press release.

     

    Dr. Chowdhury’s goal is to establish a research program that uses novel techniques on clinical samples to make observations at a systems level, and then to dissect mechanisms underlying those observations at the cellular and molecular levels. Tuberculosis is a leading cause of infectious disease-related deaths around the world. A central unmet need is a better understanding of the immune factors that control, influence or predict distinct infection outcomes, for the development of effective preventive and therapeutic strategies. In her research, Dr. Chowdhury applies a combination of novel technologies and bioinformatics platforms to discover the immunological determinants of the immune responses that define tuberculosis latency, control disease progression and treatment response. These observations can potentially lead to improved clinical outcomes that could have a significant public health impact.

    Olink will present the protein biomarker assay technology, Proximity Extension Assay (PEA). PEA uses pairs of oligo-linked antibodies for a dual-recognition, analog-to-digital readout that enables exceptional specificity in a high-multiplex immunoassay format. Olink technology enables a systematic study of different cell types and their interplay with a wide range of proteins in the context of potential diversity among individuals. As the complexity of the immune system is immense, Olink will share how this systematic approach yielded crucial insights.