Memories in the snow: immune memory, persistent infection and chronic disease

EMBO Rep. 2011 Jul 1;12(7):617-9. doi: 10.1038/embor.2011.122.


Under the cover of snow in February 2011, immunologists convened in Banff, Alberta, Canada, for the Keystone symposium 'Immunologic Memory, Persisting Microbes and Chronic Disease'. These are wide-ranging topics that are typically addressed in separate experimental settings. However, a theme that emerged was the way in which these subjects are inextricably linked, and the importance of addressing them together and deciphering their molecular determinants.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chronic Disease
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions / immunology
  • Humans
  • Immunologic Memory / immunology*
  • Infections / immunology*
  • T-Lymphocytes / immunology