Report on the VIIth International Symposium on Heat Shock Proteins in Biology & Medicine
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This seventh symposium in a series on heat shock proteins in biology and medicine was held November 1–5, 2014, at the Hilton Hotel in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Approximately 70 participants including principal investigators, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students were in attendance. The major themes were: new properties of heat shock proteins (HSPs) and heat shock factor (HSF) and role in the etiology of cancer, molecular chaperones in aging, extracellular HSPs in inflammation and immunity, role of heat shock and the heat shock response in immunity and cancer, protein aggregation disorders and HSP expression, and Hsp70 in blood cell differentiation. The next meeting is planned for the fall of 2016 in the same venue.
KeywordsHeat shock proteins Biology Medicine Cancer Immunity Aging Molecular chaperones
We wish to thank Helen Neumann for contributions that were essential to making this meeting a success. We also thank our sponsors including StressMarq Biosciences, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the Cell Stress Society International.