About ThymUS

ThymUS is part of The Global Thymus Network (GTN) of meetings.

Co-founded in 2001 by Howard Petrie and Janko Nikolich-Zugich, the meeting is held every four years and brings together international researchers working on thymus and T-cell biology at a location in North America.

Like the other meetings in the GTN, ThymUS is organized to showcase the work of both principal investigators as well as trainees in various fields related to the thymus and T-cell function/development through succinct talks and poster presentations. Additionally, a friendly and collegial atmosphere is maintained at ThymUS through the organization of the meeting at a single venue and through various scientific and non-scientific activities.

You can read more about the Global Thymus Network, its history and its mission, in the following editorial found here1.

1Takahama Y, Saito T, Kawamoto H, Itoi M, Boyd RL, Chidgey A, Zamoyska R, Holländer GA, Anderson G, Taylor N, Petrie HT, Nikolich-Zugich J. The Global Thymus Network: past, present and future. Trends Immunol. 2009 May;30(5):191-2. doi: 10.1016/j.it.2009.03.005.