A Convergence Research Approach to an Effective HIV Vaccine


Rockville, MD

NIAID Conference Center
5601 Fishers Lane, Room 1D13
Rockville, MD 20852

Despite decades of concerted effort, the search for an effective preventive or therapeutic HIV vaccine has been minimally successful. Researchers have gained a deep understanding of the biological impediments to developing a vaccine. An engineering approach, which draws on the available data and constraints to create a new solution, can be very powerful. The goal of this meeting is to initiate an in-depth conversation between knowledge holders and problem solvers that might suggest new avenues to explore in HIV Vaccinology.

The workshop objective is to create a dynamic, interactive conversation among experts with diverse backgrounds in the hope of generating new ideas and approaches toward an efficacious HIV vaccine. In that spirit, the agenda is designed to optimize “big picture” presentation of useful information and concepts rather than a focus on the contributions from individual laboratories. Speakers sponsored by NIAID (who will help to define the issues and information gaps) will be interdigitated with those recommended by NIBIB (who can offer examples of bioengineering approaches to controlling immunity).

For more information and to register, see the Workshop Registration Website.

Barton Haynes
David Kaplan

Organizing Committee:
Patricia D'Souza (NIAID)
Shyam Rele (NIAID)
Shadi Mamaghani (NIBIB)
Rosemarie Hunziker (NIBIB)