HLA and KIR Population Dynamics Workshop

Ramat Gan, Israel March 11-14, 2018

An interdisciplinary workshop on HLA and KIR population dynamics - a joint meeting of immunologists, modellers and clinicians.

The HLA and KIR gene complexes are among the most polymorphic regions in the human genome due to their role in the immune response. Recent advances in characterizing HLA and KIR diversity in human populations have had crucial translational impacts on modeling bone marrow and solid organ transplant matching.

The workshop will be an excellent opportunity to discuss recent advances in HLA and KIR population genetics and dynamics, and to discuss their impact on cellular therapies such as transplantation.

This international workshop will host leading immunologists, population geneticists, clinicians, bone marrow registry managers to discuss all aspects of the HLA and KIR polymorphism and function, methods to model genetic diversity and selection forces, and to optimize transplant matching.

Organizing committee.

Sigal Manor (Ezer Mizion).

Loren Gragert (Tulane University).

Yoram Louzoun (Bar Ilan University).

Support & acknowledgements

The organizers wish to acknowledge the generous support of:

the Israel Science Foundation,

Ezer Mizion 


and Bar Ilan University