Infectious Disease Genomics and Global Health: Abstract Deadline Extended

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Infectious Disease Genomics and Global Health
1-3 October 2012

Abstract Deadline Extended: 18 August> Final abstracts and registrations are invited for the fifth Wellcome Trust/Cold Spring Harbor conference on Infectious Disease Genomics and Global Health.

The scientific organising committee encourage abstract submissions as the majority of the conference programme will be drawn from submitted abstracts. Genomic technologies promote cross-fertilisation amongst previously disparate fields, and we therefore welcome abstracts covering any area relevant to the genomics of infectious disease. Please note the abstract deadline has been extended until 18 August. For further details, abstract submission instructions and to register, please visit the conference website.

Scientific organisers
Matt Berriman (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK)
Jane Carlton (New York University, USA)
Julian Parkhill (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK)
George Weinstock (Washington University School of Medicine, USA)

Keynote speaker
Peter Hotez (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
Scientia pro bono humani generis: OMICs in the pursuit of global health and poverty reduction

Epidemiology and public health
Janet Cox-Singh (University of St Andrews, UK)
Plasmodium knowlesi functional genomics – an opportunity to scrutinise malaria pathophysiology
Abdoulaye Djimde (University of Science, Techniques and Technology of Bamako, Mali)
Investigating a potential outbreak of cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Mali

Population genomics
Jonathan Juliano (University of North Carolina, USA)
Understanding within host diversity of Plasmodium falciparum using ultra deep sequencing
Christophe Fraser (Imperial College London, UK)
Predicting multi-drug resistance in the pneumococcus: a co-existential crisis

Parasites and vectors
Chris Plowe (University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA)
Genome-wide studies of clinical resistance of Plasmodium falciparum to artemisinins
Joanne Webster (Imperial College London, UK)
Schistosomiasis in a changing world

Bacteria
Sharon Peacock (University of Cambridge, UK)
Using bacterial genomics to improve global health: opportunities and obstacles
Sebastien Gagneux (Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Switzerland)
Evolutionary forces in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: impact on global control efforts

Neglected tropical diseases
Serap Aksoy (Yale School of Public Health, USA)
Host dependence on symbiome functions: tsetse flies and trypanosome transmission
Sam Kariuki (KEMRI, Kenya)
Endemic tropical disease outbreaks in Africa: application of genomics to our understanding epidemiology and options for targeted control

Viruses
Ian Lipkin (Columbia University, USA)
Microbe hunting in the 21st century
Elodie Ghedin (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Comparative genomics of virus emergence and transmission

For your diary
Registration deadline: 3 September

Please note: owing to building work at Hinxton, this year’s conference will take place at the Møller Centre, Churchill College – part of the historic University of Cambridge.

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Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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