TRIAD Toolkit Workshop & Pilot Project Program
Vaccine Design Training Using Immunoinformatics

The TRIAD program based at the University of Rhode Island’s Institute for Immunology and Informatics (iCubed) will be holding its semiannual workshop on May 29 which focuses on vaccine design using immunoinformatics and immunological techniques. TRIAD, or Translational Immunology Research and Accelerated [Vaccine] Development, is pioneering the development and application of a vaccine design process to meet the dual threats of emerging infectious diseases and engineered bio-warfare agents.

The program will feature presentations on design and epitope mapping. Participants will be eligible to apply to the TRIAD Pilot Project for one-year research grants in the area of vaccines targeting emerging infectious diseases and category A, B, and C priority pathogens and their toxins. The Pilot Program is open to all qualified Ph.D.s who have the skills and resources to carry out their research. 

WHEN: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 9am

WHERE: University of Rhode Island, Feinstein Providence Campus, 80 Washington Street

REGISTER: To register for the workshop, please contact Patrick Lowney, Coordinator, at (401) 277-5408 or PLowney.uri@gmail.com.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS: Drs. Annie De Groot, Director, iCubed and Denice Spero, Co-Director, iCubed