In invertebrates, pathogenic infection triggers a cascade of responses, including phagocytosis,inflammation, encapsulation, and secretion of antimicrobial peptides to fight off foreign invaders. These responses stem solely from circulating blood cells as the primary mediators of invertebrate immunity. Since its discovery in 1882, invertebrate immunity has been proven to be a vast and complex pathway in which researcher continually uncovered new molecules and mechanisms for the pathogenic defense.
This workshop focuses on the immunity of crustaceans as they are economically valuable species with a fast-growing research progress on their pathogenic defense mechanisms. Currently, various platform technologies, such as genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, have been used to gain insight into this pathway as well as to improve the crustacean survival rates after pathogenic outbreaks. The breadth of topics chosen for this workshop should provide the participants with a broader understanding toward invertebrate immunity. Moreover, these uncovered biological phenomena would be relevant not only for invertebrates, but also for all living organisms.
Objectives of this Workshop:
1. To provide the most current knowledge on invertebrate immunity and to review the platform technology used in the analysis of invertebrate immune system.
2. To facilitate a basis for collaborative network between experts and participants in the field.
For more information, please contact:
Technical Training Unit
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC)
113 Thailand Science Park, Phahonyothin Rd.,
Khlong Nueng, Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120
Tel: +66 2564 6700 ext. 3379-3382 Fax: +66 2564 6574