Infectious Disease Genomics and Global Health Wellcome Trust Conference

We are pleased to announce that we are presenting at the Sixth Infectious Disease Genomics and Global Health conference, Cambridge, U.K, 16-18 October 2013. The focus of this meeting is the application of genomic technologies to the problems of infectious disease in a global health context.

Topics will include:
- Epidemiology and public health
- Genomics of viral diseases
- Genomics of bacterial diseases
- Population genomics
- Parasites and vectors
- Neglected tropical diseases

Abstract and Bursary deadline: 4 September

Registration deadline: 25 September

Infectious disease is a major burden on healthcare throughout the world, particularly in developing countries. Disease agents do not respect borders; therefore, an integrated global approach is necessary to understand transmission and evolution of infectious disease agents. Recent advances in genomic technologies are delivering new approaches to these problems, and these will be the major focus of the meeting. These technologies promote cross-fertilisation amongst previously disparate fields, and we therefore welcome abstracts covering any area in this field. Please note that several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted. Full details are available on the conference website.

Scientific organising committee

Matt Berriman (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK)

Jane Carlton (New York University, USA)

Nicky Mulder (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Julian Parkhill (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK)

George Weinstock (Washington University School of Medicine, USA)

Confirmed speakers

Frank Aarestrup (DTU, Denmark)

Swaine Chen (National University of Singapore and Genome Institute of Singapore)

Tulio de Oliveira (Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello (New York University School of Medicine, USA)

Jennifer Gardy, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Canada

Dag Harmsen (University Munster, Germany)

Duccio Medini (Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics, Italy)

Bill Petri (University of Virginia, USA)

Gerd Pluschke (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland)

Joana Silva (University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA)

Phil Tarr (Washington University School of Medicine, USA)

Joanne P. Webster (Imperial College, London, UK)

News date: 2013-05-24