This fall, HudsonAlpha is collaborating with one of the nation's most prestigious science journals, Nature Immunology. The HudsonAlpha  Nature Conference on Immunogenomics will be held at the Jackson Center October 1 – 3.

Chris Gunter, Ph.D., director of research affairs at HudsonAlpha, is the event's lead organizer.

"We wanted to collaborate with Nature Publishing Group so that we could both reach a wider audience," said Gunter. "The goal of the meeting is to bring together scientists at the top of their games in four established areas — immunology, genomics, bioinformatics and clinical research — and get everyone to talk to each other about the emerging field of immunogenomics."

Gunter and her co-organizers have already lined up a dozen dynamic speakers, but have left a few slots open. This allows other scientists the opportunity to submit abstracts for their work. They may then be selected to participate in the conference, talking about their work.

The HudsonAlpha – Nature Conference on Immunogenomics will be a key step in establishing the institute as a leading center for scientific conferences, which has been a longtime dream of institute co-founder Jim Hudson.

"People at the institute have been very supportive," said Gunter. "I am extremely grateful to the campus staff for their help with the planning and execution of this event."

For more information on the conference, including registration and accommodations, click here.