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  Infectious Disease Genomics and Global Health 

1-3 October 2012
Møller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge

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Summary:
The emphasis of the fifth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/Wellcome Trust Scientific Conference will be on the application of genomic technologies to problems of infectious disease in a global health context. Infectious disease is still a major burden on healthcare throughout the world, but particularly in developing countries. However, disease agents do not respect borders, and an integrated global approach is necessary to understand transmission and evolution of infectious disease agents. Genomic technologies promise 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. 


Scientific Organising Committee
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

Invited speakers include:

Serap Aksoy, Yale School of Public Health, USA
Janet Cox-Singh, University of St Andrews, UK
Abdoulaye Djimde, University of Science, Techniques and Technology of Bamako, Mali
Christophe Fraser, Imperial College, UK
Sebastien Gagneux, Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Switzerland
Elodie Ghedin, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Jonathan Juliano, University of North Carolina, USA
Sam Kariuki, KEMRI, Kenya
Ian Lipkin, Columbia University, USA
Sharon Peacock, University of Cambridge, UK
Chris Plowe, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Joanne Webster, Imperial College London, UK


Conference Programme:

Please Click here for a copy of the programme.
The conference will start at 12.00 on Monday, 1 October and close at approximately 16.00 on Wednesday, 3 October 2012. 

Please note: Due to work to expand the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre at Hinxton,  Infectious Disease Genomics and Global Health 2012 will take place at The Møller Centre, Churchill College – part of the historic University of Cambridge.

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

Epidemiology & 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, Center for Infectious Diseases
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 & 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



Registration and Accommodation

 
Registration Fees:
Student No Accommodation £295.00
Student Single Accommodation £489.00
Academic No Accommodation £395.00
Academic Single Accommodation £589.00
Commercial No Accommodation £495.00
Commercial Single Accommodation £689.00


Registration and Accommodation:
The accommodation packages include registration, meals and housing for the nights of the 1 and 2 October 2012.
If you require additional nights this will be at an additional cost, please contact the Moller Centre directly for availability.
The no accommodation package includes registration and meals only.

Important – On-site accommodation has now sold out.

If you require accommodation I would suggest the Holiday Inn, Lakeside Bridge Road, Cambridge.
Transfers to and from the venue will be available and parking is available at both the hotel and the Moller Centre.

Alternatively please visit
www.visitcambridge.org for information on hotels in Cambridge.

Registration Deadline: Regsitration is now closed




Abstracts and Posters

Abstracts and Posters:
Abstract submission is strongly encouraged as a several presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.

Please ensure that you follow the abstract guidelines and upload your abstract during registration.
If you are not ready to up-load your abstract at the time of registration, please e-mail your abstract document to Laura on l.hubbard@hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk no later than 25 July 2012. Registration must be completed in order for your abstract to be considered.

Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.


Abstract Deadline: The abstract deadline has been extended until Saturday, 18 August 2012


Travel Visas:
If you require a letter of acceptance in order to obtain a travel Visa please e-mail l.hubbard@hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk

Conference organiser contact details:
Laura Hubbard
E-mail: l.hubbard@hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk
Direct dial: +44 (0) 1223 495110
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 495023



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