Southern California Eukaryotic Pathogen Symposium


Join Us for the 2023 SCEP Symposium on November 8, 2023

The study of eukaryotic pathogens includes such diverse organisms as intracellular protozoa, helminths and fungal pathogens. The Annual Southern California Eukaryotic Pathogen (SCEP) Symposium brings together researchers from more than 15 different labs from Southern California  that investigate the inner workings and host response to these important pathogens. It is the aim of this symposium to bring together these like-minded but individual groups to facilitate interaction and collaboration.

Our 13th annual symposium will take place on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at the Genomics Auditorium - University of California, Riverside. Registration is free and we will circulate our annual abstract booklet via email. Parking has been reserved for Lot #6.

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Our keynote speaker is Dr. Boris Striepen, Mark Whittier and Lila Griswold Allam Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Striepen studies the cell and molecular biology of apicomplexan parasites. Presentation title: “The Biology of Parasite Sex".

We will also welcome Associate Professor, Dr. Veronica Jimenez, Biological Sciences, California State University Fullerton who will give the morning invited talk. Presentation title: “Touchy-feely parasites: mechanosensation in Trypanosomes”.

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The official symposium SAVE the DATE along with registration information is being disseminated via email. 

Abstract submissions are now open

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Thanks to the generous support of donors,  vendors and UCR departments, we have been able to provide this conference free of charge in past years. Your donations will help us continue to do so in the future.

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