Studying the immune dynamics is important for understanding and controlling immune functions. This requires combining conventional immunology and new techniques.

TCUID 2013 aims to advance our comprehensive understanding of the dynamic mechanisms regulating innate and acquired immunity through presentations and discussions of research findings achieved by using a variety of techniques including imaging and systems biology.

There will be a particular focus on real-time spatiotemporal observations of immune cellular and molecular dynamics and reactions by world-leading researchers with expectation of significantly advancing immunology.

This symposium is also held as the final symposium of the research project "Comprehensive understanding of immune dynamism: toward manipulation of immune responses" [Core Researcher: Prof. Shizuo AKIRA, Osaka University] (AKIRA Project) selected for the "Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST Program)" by the Council for Science and Technology Policy (chaired by the Prime Minister of Japan) of the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan.

The AKIRA Project produced a lot of fruitful results from the intensive research in the past 4 years, including interdisciplinary research between immunology, imaging, structural biology and systems biology.

In this symposium, 6 speakers from the AKIRA Project, 2 speakers from WPI-IFReC, and 9 invited speakers from abroad will present their outstanding integrated research regarding comprehensive understanding of immune dynamism.

Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology:

AKIRA Project, Core Researcher

Shizuo AKIRA